EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Updates to the EU and UK annexes, including BHT, resorcinol, acid yellow 3…

1) Updates to the Annexes of the EU Cosmetics Regulation Notified to WTO: Following changes are being proposed in the latest draft: Annex III: a) Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is restricted for use in cosmetic products at 0,001% in mouthwashes 0,1% in toothpastes 0,8% in other leave-on and rinse-off products b) Acid yellow 3 is restricted for use in non-oxidative hair dye […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Upcoming EU cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions for 2023 and beyond

Future changes (2023+):   Upcoming bans (specifics not known yet): Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market kojic acid   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 4-methylbenzylidene camphor […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

2022 Upcoming EU cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions

Upcoming changes in 2022:   – bans:   Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market Butylphenyl methylpropional (Fragrance ingredient BMHCA, ‘lilial’)*  March 1, 2022  March 1, 2022 Zinc pyrithione (Preservative and anti-dandruff ingredient)*  March 1, 2022  March 1, 2022 Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (preservative)*  March 1, 2022  March 1, 2022 Methoxyethyl […]