ISO 22716:2007 - cosmetics Industry




ISO 22716 is the standard describing the Cosmetics Good Manufacturing Practices. It has been written in collaboration with cosmetics industry professionals and promotes best-in-class methods.

ISO 22716:2007 gives guidelines for the production, control, storage and shipment of cosmetic products.
These guidelines cover the quality aspects of the product, but as a whole do not cover safety aspects for the personnel engaged in the plant, nor do they cover aspects of protection of the environment.
The guidelines in ISO 22716:2007 are not applicable to research and development activities and distribution of finished products.

It aims to enhance the safety of consumer cosmetic products through tight definition of manufacturing good practice across all elements of the supply chain leading to the production of the correct cosmetics to the correct specification.This means involvement from start to finish, including manufacturers of raw materials as well as finished cosmetic producers, distributors, importers and exporters.

Certification to ISO 22716 provides compliance to all of the recommendations of the Cosmetics GMP Guidelines through its approach to documentation and regulation of the production, control, conditioning, storage and shipment of product.


ISO 22716 can be thought of as being composed of five core elements:
The cosmetics quality management system and organization
Premises and equipment
Product realization and materials management
Deviations, complaints and recalls
Continuous improvement

Benefits of being certified to ISO 22716 ?

  • Controls Hazards and Risks :Controls hazards and risks associated with cosmetic products, ensuring continuous improvement throughout the supply chain.
  • Supply Chain Management: As an internationally recognized standard it enables organizations to manage quality and safety compliance in the cosmetic products supply chain.
  • Legal Compliance :Written by cosmetic industry professionals it ensures you comply with international law by looking at regulators around the world.
  • Easy Implementation :Organizations of all sizes and complexity can implement ISO 22716 and it also integrates well with ISO 9001