Cosmetic products placed on the market have high standards of safety and quality. As with several other areas around the world, Europe's cosmetics legislation is based on a system of in-market control; meaning there is no pre-authorization or registration. Full responsibility for ensuring product compliance and safety lies with the Responsible Person (RP). This is for any cosmetic product placed on the EU market. The competent authority in each EU Member State must take necessary control measures to ensure compliant products are on the market.