Entries by Tadej Feregotto

Allergen Lilial classified as a CMR substance

The European Commission published a Delegated Regulation amending Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 on Classification, labelling and packaging of substances and mixtures (CLP Regulation). The amendment classifies allergen Butylphenyl Methylpropional (BMHCA), more commonly known as Lilial, as a CMR 1B substance. The allergen is present in many fragrance ingredients found […]

New EU requirement for wet wipes

On 18 December 2020, the EU Commission published the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2151, which lays down marking specifications on single-use plastic products listed in Part D of the Annex to the EU Single Use Plastics Directive 2019/904. Among the products listed in Part D are also wet wipes. Wet wipes sold in the EU and […]

The EU Commission amends Annexes II, III and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products

UV filter restriction On 13 December 2019, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published an opinion on the use Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate. In its opinion, the SCCS concluded that the substance is safe for use in cosmetics at a maximum concentration of 3 %. The SCCS did not assess inhalation toxicity, hence the opinion […]

Guidance for Leave-On Alcoholic Hand Products

On 16 November 2020, the EU Commission has published its Technical Document on product claims of leave-on hydroalcoholic hand gels in the context of COVID-19. The document was agreed by the Sub-Working Group on Borderline products and it details the product claims, which would not support the classification of leave-on alcoholic hand gels as cosmetic […]

Toxic-free Cosmetics Act signed into law

The Toxic- free Cosmetics Act (Assembly Bill 2762) has been signed into law by State of California. The bill has been supported by the Environmental Working Group (EWG), Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) and many other organizations. The law will apply from January 1, 2025, and it will prohibit the manufacturing and sale of any […]

China released the final version of Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR)

On June 29, 2020, Chinese State Council released the final version of the long-awaited updated cosmetic regulation – Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation (CSAR). CSAR will replace the existing regulation – Cosmetics Hygiene Supervision Regulations (CHSR), which was released in 1989. The new regulation will be implemented on January 1, 2021. Following the release of […]

SCCS publishes final opinions on the safety of hair dye, anti-perspirant and antidandruff ingredients

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has finalised its opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient Indigofera tinctoral and its use in non-oxidative conditions hair colouring products. This opinion was adopted on April 3, 2020. The SCCS also published the final opinion on the use of aluminium in antiperspirants and […]

Final opinion on the safety of dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has adopted its opinion on the use of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in cosmetic products. The final opinion was published on 9 March 2020. Dihydroxyacetone is currently not regulated under the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 but based on the available data on the safety of this substance, the SCCS […]

Publication of new titanium dioxide classification

On 18 February, the European Commission has published its final decision on titanium dioxide classification.  The regulation classifies titanium dioxide as category 2 carcinogen by inhalation under EU Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Background The European Commission issued a proposal for classification of titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen of category 2 by inhalation on 4 […]