EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

SCCS publishes final opinions on the safety of hair dye, anti-perspirant and antidandruff ingredients

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has finalised its opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient Indigofera tinctoral and its use in non-oxidative conditions hair colouring products. This opinion was adopted on April 3, 2020. The SCCS also published the final opinion on the use of aluminium in antiperspirants and […]

Final opinion on the safety of dihydroxyacetone (DHA)

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has adopted its opinion on the use of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in cosmetic products. The final opinion was published on 9 March 2020. Dihydroxyacetone is currently not regulated under the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 but based on the available data on the safety of this substance, the SCCS […]

Publication of new titanium dioxide classification

On 18 February, the European Commission has published its final decision on titanium dioxide classification.  The regulation classifies titanium dioxide as category 2 carcinogen by inhalation under EU Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. Background The European Commission issued a proposal for classification of titanium dioxide as a suspected carcinogen of category 2 by inhalation on 4 […]

Cosmetics regulation post-Brexit

Brexit & EU and UK cosmetics regulation

Last week the UK confirmed that agreed Brexit deal between the EU and the UK, and today it was also confirmed by the EU parliament, which means that Brexit will take place as scheduled – on 31.1.2020. What does this mean for your EU and UK cosmetics compliance and of course sales of your cosmetic […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

New amendments and corrections to Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

The European commission has adopted several substances, which have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. Salicylic acid Salicylic acid (2-hydroxy-benzoic acid) has been classified as a CMR substance of category 2 but it fulfils conditions laid down in Article 15 of the Cosmetics Regulation and can […]