EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Updates to the EU and UK annexes, including BHT, resorcinol, acid yellow 3…

1) Updates to the Annexes of the EU Cosmetics Regulation Notified to WTO: Following changes are being proposed in the latest draft: Annex III: a) Butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) is restricted for use in cosmetic products at 0,001% in mouthwashes 0,1% in toothpastes 0,8% in other leave-on and rinse-off products b) Acid yellow 3 is restricted for use in non-oxidative hair dye […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Upcoming EU cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions for 2023 and beyond

Future changes (2023+):   Upcoming bans (specifics not known yet): Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market kojic acid   expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 nano copper, nano platinum, nano gold   expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 nano hydroxyapatite expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 prostaglandins expected 2022-23 expected 2022-23 4-methylbenzylidene camphor […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

2022 Upcoming EU cosmetic ingredient bans and restrictions

Upcoming changes in 2022:   – bans:   Ingredient Deadline for placing on the market Deadline for making available on the market Butylphenyl methylpropional (Fragrance ingredient BMHCA, ‘lilial’)*  March 1, 2022  March 1, 2022 Zinc pyrithione (Preservative and anti-dandruff ingredient)*  March 1, 2022  March 1, 2022 Sodium hydroxymethylglycinate (preservative)*  March 1, 2022  March 1, 2022 Methoxyethyl […]

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 […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

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 […]