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The 2021 cosmetic diary

L'agenda cosmétique 2021

What will be the year 2021? It is difficult to make reliable forecasts in the current context, as 2020 has brought its share of unforeseen events and unprecedented trends… But the health situation will not prevent certain deadlines: new regulations will come into force, for example for the composition of perfumes (IFRA 49), the marking of wipes, or the banning of several cosmetic ingredients, notably HICC, Atranol and Chloroatranaol… 2021 will also see the official recognition of titanium dioxide as a carcinogenic agent, or the continuation of the safety assessment of ingredients classified as nanos or endocrine disruptors… with possible consequences on the continued use of these ingredients in cosmetics. And, however they may be held, numerous professional meetings and events are scheduled throughout the year. CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques has brought together here the main key dates to be prepared so as not to be caught off guard when the deadline comes!

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DGCCRF controls: the announced topics
• Continued controls on “natural” and “organic” claims
• Investigations into the presence of banned or regulated substances in cosmetic products, in particular CMRs
• New investigations in connection with the issue of nanomaterials
• An exploratory investigation into products containing hemp derivatives
• Another exploratory investigation into products sold in bulk

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DGCCRF: Report on controls and outlook for 2021, CosmeticOBS, 23 December 2020

January 1st

Holiday - New Year’s Day

As of today, the UK officially leaves the EU and becomes a “third country”. Despite the agreement negotiated in extremis, the consequences (regulatory, legal, customs, organisational…) are multiple. A final check before the big jump is not useless to make sure you’ve thought of everything…

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Brexit: the dossier, CosmeticOBS, last updated on 28 December 2020

Entry into force of the CSAR in China
The “Cosmetic Supervision and Administration Regulation” (CSAR), the new Chinese Cosmetic Regulation, comes into force and significantly modifies cosmetic regulations in China.
It also requires the provision of GMP certificates issued by the national control authority of the country from which products imported into China originate, which will be …

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