New SCCS opinion on methyl salicylate

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) released final opinion on Methyl Salicylate (methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate). Based on the opinion of the European Risk Assessment Committee (RAC), which proposed new classification of Methyl Salicylate as Toxic for Reproduction Category 2 and as Skin sensitizer Category 1B, the SCCS considers Methyl Salicylate safe when used in cosmetic […]

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The EU Commission extends the list of CMR chemicals in cosmetics

The EU Commission (EC) has added 23 chemicals to its list of substances that are carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR). These substances will be banned in cosmetics according to the Article 15 of the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, which states that CMR substances should be prohibited in cosmetic products unless one of the conditions […]

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 […]

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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 […]