Entries by Tadej Feregotto

US Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act

On 29 December 2022, the US President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2023 (https://www.cosmeticsandtoiletries.com/regulations/news/22618319/us-housesenate-president-biden-pass-2023-consolidation-act-pcpc-applauds-cosmetic-inclusion ) , which included the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA), a long-awaited reform of the US cosmetics regulation. MOCRA amends Chapter VI of the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). Below is a summary […]

EU and UK Regulatory updates January 2023

1) Lilial ingredient ban comes into force in the UK Cosmetics containing perfume allergen lilial (Butylphenyl methylpropional) are no longer allowed to be sold in the UK. The ‘making available on the market’ deadline for products containing the fragrance ingredient was 15 December 2022. The ‘placing on the market’ deadline was two months earlier, on 15 […]

6th CMR Omnibus Draft Notified to WTO

The EU Commission notified to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) the draft legislation for the 6th CMR omnibus. This is to implement the 18th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the EU Classification Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. The draft Regulation includes 30 new entries to Annex II. The most important and relevant entries are: […]

5th CMR Omnibus Regulation Published

On 16 September 2022, 5TH CMR Omnibus regulation (Regulation 2022/1531 (https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv%3AOJ.L_.2022.240.01.0003.01.ENG&toc=OJ%3AL%3A2022%3A240%3ATOC) ) was published by the EU Commission. This regulation will apply from 17 December 2022, which relates to the making available of cosmetic product on the EU market. It will apply in the EU and Northern Ireland. It is currently unclear when the bans […]

Upcoming EU cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions

  Upcoming bans: Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market Nano styrene/acrylates copolymer, sodium styrene/acrylates copolymer expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 Nano copper, nano platinum, nano gold   expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 Nano hydroxyapatite expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 Prostaglandins expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 Theophylline Azadirachta Indica Seed Oil Trimethylolpropane […]

Upcoming UK cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions

Upcoming bans Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market Butylphenyl methylpropional (Fragrance ingredient BMHCA, ‘lilial’) October 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Zinc pyrithione (Preservative and anti-dandruff ingredient) October 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (preservative) October 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Methoxyethyl acrylate October 15, 2022 December 15, […]

EU cosmetics regulation annex VI updates

On July 8, 2022, the EU Commission published Regulation 2022/1176 amending Annex VI of the EU Cosmetics Regulation. This annex contains the list of UV filters permitted for use in cosmetic product. The amendments to the Annex VI are as below: Ingredient ·         Restrictions Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on […]

EU labelling change for formaldehyde-releasing preservatives

The EU Commission published Regulation 2022/1181 on the labelling requirements for cosmetics products containing formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. The regulation amends the preamble of Annex V to Cosmetic regulation 1223/2009, which now includes the following text: ‘’All finished products containing substances which are listed in this Annex and which release formaldehyde shall be labelled with the warning […]

Methyl-N-methylanthranilate addition to Annex III and SCCS opinion on 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor

1) Methyl-N-methylanthranilate is added to Annex III of EU Regulation 1223/2009 As we already mentioned in our regulatory update last week, Methyl-N-methylanthranilate has now officially been added to Annex III. You can find more information here. 2) Final SCCS Opinion on 4-Methylbenzylidene Camphor  The SCCS concluded that 4-MBC is not safe at the maximum concentration of 4%. The SCCS also could not propose a […]