Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

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 Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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: […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]