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The EU Chemical Strategy and its impact on cosmetics (2/2)

La stratégie chimique de l'UE et ses impacts sur les cosmétiques (2/2)

Following Sammy Drissi Amraou’s presentation at the Cosmetic Valley’s Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress held on December 1st and 2nd, 2021, Meglena Mihova, from the consultancy EPPA, came back to the impacts of the European Green Deal on the cosmetics sector, but focusing very concretely on its most sensitive aspects… and the elements of language useful to the industry in view of the next public consultations…

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“From now on, Regulation 1223/2009 is no longer the centre of the regulatory universe of the cosmetics sector. Rather, it is part of a very complicated constellation of new concepts, new abbreviations and several other regulations that have a greater impact,” Meglena Mihova warned at the outset.

She the gave some examples of the main current issues to illustrate his point:
• The ban on a hundred or so PFAS: “one wonders what is the point of the Cosmetics Regulation which, indeed, is readable for the industry, but whose control and parameters no longer impinge on initiatives taken elsewhere;” and even if the restrictions that will be applied to them do not necessarily seem to be very disabling for the cosmetics industry, this will be the first experience of developing criteria for what is “essential use” as far as cosmetic products are concerned
• The concept of “one substance, one assessment” is not a cosmetic paradigm either, and maybe not a paradigm at all: “the subject is already a bit old-fashioned since it is not intended to look at one substance, but rather a group of substances. I would even say that this title should be changed by the Commission;” …

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