Upcoming UK cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions

Upcoming bans Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market Butylphenyl methylpropional (Fragrance ingredient BMHCA, ‘lilial’) October 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Zinc pyrithione (Preservative and anti-dandruff ingredient) October 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (preservative) October 15, 2022 December 15, 2022 Methoxyethyl acrylate October 15, 2022 December 15, […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

EU cosmetics regulation annex VI updates

On July 8, 2022, the EU Commission published Regulation 2022/1176 amending Annex VI of the EU Cosmetics Regulation. This annex contains the list of UV filters permitted for use in cosmetic product. The amendments to the Annex VI are as below: Ingredient ·         Restrictions Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on […]

EU labelling change for formaldehyde-releasing preservatives

The EU Commission published Regulation 2022/1181 on the labelling requirements for cosmetics products containing formaldehyde-releasing preservatives. The regulation amends the preamble of Annex V to Cosmetic regulation 1223/2009, which now includes the following text: ‘’All finished products containing substances which are listed in this Annex and which release formaldehyde shall be labelled with the warning […]

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 […]