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 […]

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 […]