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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]

Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

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’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

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 […]