Extended transition period to label the UKCA Mark

The Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS) has given an extra year of transition period for the application of the UKCA mark to all aerosols sold in Great Britain (England, Wales, and Scotland). The application of UKCA marking is now compulsory from 1 January 2023. Until then, aerosols sold in GB can carry either […]

EU marking requirements for wet wipes (updated)

Following publication of the Implementing Regulation (EU) 2020/2151 last year, the EU Commission published Commission guidelines on single-use plastic products in accordance with Directive (EU) 2019/904 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 5 June 2019 on the reduction of the impact of certain plastic products on the environment. The Guidelines provide clarification […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Regulatory updates concerning titanium dioxide and salicylic acid

The EU Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2021/850 amending Annexes II, III, IV and VI to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. This Regulation will apply from 1 October 2021. By Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/217 certain substances have been classified as CMR substances in accordance with Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Based on Article 15 of the […]

49th amendment to the IFRA code of practice

The International Fragrance Association (IFRA) published the 49th Amendment to the IFRA Code of Practice. The 49th IFRA includes 25 new standards and now covers 214 substances. Additionally, there were also some alterations to the existing standards. The two major updates include: Implementation of a revised quantitative risk assessment called QRA2, which is used to […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]