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 the market
Octocrylene

(UV filter)

·         Propellant spray products: max 9%

·         Other products: max 10%

·         Benzophenone as an impurity and/or degradation product of Octocrylene shall be kept at trace level.

 

January 28, 2023 July 28, 2023
Benzophenone-3

(UV filter)

·         Face products, hand products, and lip products, excluding propellant and pump spray products:

o   max 6%

o   Not more than 0,5 % to protect product formulation

o   If used at 0,5 % to protect product formulation, the levels used as UV filter must not exceed 5,5 %.

o   Warning required: Contains Benzophenone-3 (Not required if concentration is 0,5 % or less and when it is used only for product protection purposes.)

·         Body products, including propellant and pump spray products:

o   max 2.2%

o   Not more than 0,5 % to protect product formulation

o   If used at 0,5 % to protect product formulation, the levels used as UV filter must not exceed 1.7 %.

o   Warning required: Contains Benzophenone-3 (Not required if concentration is 0,5 % or less and when it is used only for product protection purposes.)

·         Other products: max 0.5%

 

January 28, 2023 July 28, 2023