Who can be a cosmetics responsible person?
EU/UK responsible person can be any legal or natural person based in the EU/UK. The responsible person can therefore be any EU/UK based:
Cosmetic product manufacturer
A third person or a company, who accepts this role in writing
In order to establish clear responsibilities, each cosmetic product should be linked to a responsible person established within the Community. (EU Regulation 1223/2009, Article 11)
To sum up:
The Responsible person has to be established in the EU/UK.
The Responsible person must be designated by a written mandate, and has to accept this role in writing.
The Responsible person can be the manufacturer (if established in the EU/UK), a distributor, an importer, or a professional (designated) Responsible person.