TEMPORARY WITHDRAWAL OF INTERNATIONAL SHAVING BRANDS
Brexit has sadly had a knock - on effect for us at Agent Shave with regards to the stocking of all international brands. As you may know, as a brand we have always only stocked pre-shave, shaving soap and aftershave that has met stringent cosmetic assessment and certification. There are many international and USA brands that we would love to stock, however without necessary cosmetic safety assessments we are legally unable to.
Previously under EU Law all cosmetics had to be registered under the EU cosmetics portal. When BREXIT came into force in January this year, all brands had a 90 day grace period of until 31.3.21 to re-register every product on the new UK cosmetics portal. Each shaving product must have a responsible person based in the UK. They ensure the product is safe and complies with UK regulation, including filing Cosmetic Product Safety Reports which is a safety assessment that must be performed by a duly qualified professional prior to the product being placed on the market.
As you will understand this is a timely and costly process, that not all brands will be able to fulfil. This only applies to software such as shaving soap, shaving cream, aftershave, pre-post shave. Hardware such as safety razors and shaving brushes are not affected.
We have been in discussion with some brands directly and also our suppliers to confirm that this process is underway, however may not be complete by the deadline. Therefore, we have made the decision that Agent Shave will temporarily be unable to restock the following shaving brands software and will remove from sale on 31st March 2021 until we receive confirmation that they are fully compliant with UK cosmetic law:
SHAVING BRANDS AFFECTED:
UK ARTISAN SHAVING BRANDS
This does however, give the shaving community the opportunity to support our wonderful UK artisan shaving brands who have already completed the UK registration process; Phoenix & Beau, Signature Soaps Taylor of Old Bond Street and Wickham Soap Co
Apologies for sad news agents - the bottom line is.....STOCK UP NOW!!!!! We will restock as soon as we possibly can.