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CTPA membership

If you are a brand owner, supplier, distributor, manufacturer or if you fill or pack cosmetic products then you may be eligible for full membership

As a supplier or manufacturer of raw materials or packing materials, analytical laboratory, safety assessor, claims support laboratory or a supplier of technical services to brand owners and manufacturers you may be eligible for associate membership.

Retailers, wholesalers and online sellers may be eligible for retail associate membership.

To find out more about the benefits of joining the Association, please read about 'membership benefits’.

If you are already a member of CTPA please login and visit our help for members section.

Independent consultants

The CTPA’s members include companies who provide various services to the cosmetics industry such as: contract manufacturing, analytical services, claims assessment, safety assessment, raw materials supply, distribution services etc. as highlighted by the codes in our online members listing.

However, we also maintain specific lists of independent consultants which are available on request (free of charge). Please state which lists you require when contacting us.

  • Chemical/Analytical
  • Microbiological
  • Safety Assessment
  • Efficacy/Claims/Benchmarking
  • Quality Management/Audit
  • Research & Development/Formulation
  • Toxicological - Testing Houses
  • Health & Safety

The consultants listed are not all CTPA members and have not been vetted by the Association and accordingly this listing does not constitute an endorsement.

Additionally, a searchable directory of service suppliers is published online by the trade publisher

UK Competent Authority for cosmetics

Department for Business Innovation and Skills

1 Victoria Street

Tel: 020 7215 5000