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May 27, 2019 | Cosmetic regulations

2019/831: the first CMR Regulation has been published pro

It was said to be imminent by the end of 2017, a draft text had even already been transmitted to the WHO… But this “Omnibus” has experienced many stops, in the form of disagreements between Member States on the interpretation of Article 15 of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 and the automaticity (or not) of the ban on CMRs in cosmetic products. It has just finally been published, with 227 new substances in Annex II ( prohibited ingredients), a first-class funeral of some preservatives such as Formaldehyde or Quaternium-15, new restrictions on their use for others… And it applies without any transition period, just 20 days after its publication.

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2019/831: the first CMR Regulation has been published
27 May 2019 Cosmetic regulations

2019/831: the first CMR Regulation has been published pro

It was said to be imminent by the end of 2017, a draft text had even already been transmitted to the WHO… But this “Omnibus” has experienced many stops, in the form of disagreements between Member States on the interpretation of Article 15 of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 and the automaticity (or not) of the ...

Update of Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist
14 May 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Canada is preparing several amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist pro

On May 3, 2019, Health Canada opened a consultation on several updates of the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. In the scope: the authorisation of Dihydrocoumarin and Thiurames which were previously prohibited, the mandatory labelling of a warning statement for eucalyptus essential oil, the prohibition of Sodium Bromate and new conditions of use ...

European cosmetic ingredients glossary
13 May 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Publication of the new European glossary of cosmetic ingredients

The glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetic products has just been published in European Commission Decision 2019/701. It includes 26491 names of cosmetic ingredients under their INCI denominations but no CAS numbers or other means of identifying them, does not constitute a list of authorized substances ...

Regulation 2019/698: New restrictions for Climbazole
09 May 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Regulation 2019/698: New restrictions for Climbazole pro

Regulation 2019/698 of 30 April 2019, published in the Official Journal of the European Union on 7 May 2019, amends Annexes III (Restricted substances) and V (Preservatives) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to tighten the restrictions of use of the preservative and anti-dandruff agent Climbazole. The ban will come into force as from 27 November 2019.

Regulation 2019/681: 2-Chloro-p-phenylenediamine prohibited
07 May 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Regulation 2019/681: 2-Chloro-p-phenylenediamine prohibited pro

Regulation 2019/681 of 30 April 2019, published in Official Journal of the European Union on May 2 2019, includes 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine, as well as its sulfate and dihydrochloride salts, in Annex II (Prohibited Substances) of Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009. The ban will come into force as from 22 November 2019.

Regulation 2019/680: a new authorized UV filter
06 May 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Regulation 2019/680: a new authorized UV filter pro

Regulation 2019/680 of 30 April 2019, published in Official Journal of the European Union on May 2 2019, amends Annex VI (UV filters) to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to include Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine. This provision will enter into force on the twentieth day following that of its publication.

Cosmetic regulation in Russia
30 April 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic regulation in Russia pro

Russia is a founding member of the Eurasian Economic Union (EUEA), as are Belarus and Kazakhstan. Armenia and Kyrgyzstan joined the EUEA in 2014 and 2015 respectively. The regulation of cosmetic products in Russia is based on the Technical Regulation on the safety of cosmetic products. The content is based on European Regulation (EC ...

Sunscreeen Monograph: the FDA proposal
06 March 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Sunscreeen Monograph: the FDA proposal pro

The FDA (Food & Drug Administration) has just presented its project to revise the monograph on UV filters authorized in the United States. Of the 16 currently listed, two are considered GRASE, two as unsafe. The US Administration requests more data on the other 12. This proposal also includes, among other things, an ...

Swiss cosmetic regulations
04 March 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Swiss cosmetic regulations pro

Swiss cosmetics regulations are close to those of the European Union, but there are differences. Although Switzerland is a member of the European Free Trade Association (EFTA), it is not a signatory to the Agreement on the European Economic Area (EEA). The essentials you need to know to export to ...

No-compliant cosmetic claims
03 Feb. 2019 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic claims, how does it work?

Claims include all texts, images, or symbols used by brands to present the characteristics of a cosmetic product. They are a real advertising and communication tool for the consumer. However, manufacturers cannot claim what they want: cosmetic claims are regulated by a European Regulation (No.655/2013). A brief reminder ...

Anne Dux
18 Dec. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Perfumes: the regulatory requirements pro

Alcohol, fragrance composition and its related ingredients… a perfume is a particular cosmetic product, which depends of course on Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, but also on other regulatory frameworks. It must therefore meet very specific requirements, as detailed by Anne Dux, FEBEA’s Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, in charge ...

FEBEA Q&A
11 Dec. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Safety assessment, Brexit, International regulations: the FEBEA's answers pro

The last part of the report of the traditional Q&A session, which closes the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress every year. The FEBEA’s scientific, regulatory, environmental and international affairs experts answered the congress participants’ questions regarding the cosmetic product safety assessment, but also concerns raised by Brexit and ...

The FEBEA Q&A
05 Dec. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Controversial ingredients, Cosmetics Regulation and ISO Standard16128: the FEBEA's answers pro

During the traditional Q&A that closes the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress every year, FEBEA’s scientific, regulatory, environmental and international affairs experts answered the delegates’ questions with open arms. Many focused on ingredients that have become “sensitive” in the news, on labelling rules or the ISO standard 16128 on natural ...

Notice Brexit & cosmetics from the European Commission
04 Dec. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

The impact of Brexit on cosmetics: a notice from the European Commission pro

On 29 November 2018, the European Commission published a notice to encourage all interested parties, and especially economic operators, to get prepared to the legal repercussions of the withdrawal of United Kingdom from the Union. It is not just a matter for EU and national authorities but also for private parties, highlights the ...

Regulation 2018/1847 on o-Phenylphenol and its salts
28 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Regulation 2018/1847: decrease of o-Phenylphenol concentration, prohibition of its salts pro

Regulation 2018/1847 of 26 November 2018, published in Official Journal of the European Union on November 27, amends Annex V (preservatives) to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to reduce the allowed concentration of o-Phenylphenol and ban its salts - Sodium o-Phenylphenate, Potassium o-Phenylphenate and MEA o-Phenylphenate. This provision will apply from 17 June 2019.

The FEBEA Q&A
27 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetic claims: the FEBEA's answers during Cosmetic Valley's Congress pro

No less than 19 questions on the theme of cosmetic claims were asked by participants to the FEBEA’s scientific, regulatory, environmental and international affairs experts during the traditional Question and Answer session, which closes the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress every year. With a particular focus on the “Free from ...

Export to China
21 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

China: on the road to new regulations (2/2) pro

Complex regulations, burdensome administrative procedures, some of the longest registration times in the world, impossibility of using new ingredients… we know that exporting cosmetic products to China is no easy task today. But things are changing… new, easier ways have opened up via e-commerce or free zones like Pudong. And ...

Julie Joseph, ARPP, & Raffaella Berioli, FEBEA
20 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Claims: the new rules for cosmetic products pro

The 8th version of the Recommendation Cosmetic Products was adopted by the ARPP Board of Directors on 17 October 2018. On the same day it was published online, November 14, during the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, Julie Joseph, Legal Advisor, Head of Ethics Rules Update at ARPP and Raffaella Berioli, Scientific and Regulatory ...

Salvatore d'Acunto
19 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

European regulatory news pro

Endocrine disrupters, CMR, nanos, preservatives, allergens, claims, ingredient glossary… At the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, Salvatore d’Acunto, Head of Unit - Health Technologies and Cosmetics of DG Grow (European Commission), provided an update on European regulatory developments and gave some ideas on what to expect for 2019.

Export to China
14 Nov. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

China: on the road to new regulations (1/2) pro

Will things finally move in China? For so long, we have been waiting for a more flexible regulation that would facilitate exports to this country, we are counting on the fingers of one hand the new ingredients accepted by the authorities, we are desperate about registration deadlines and eventually, we ...

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31 Oct. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

From "borderline" products to cosmetics… How to find your way around? pro

The notion of “borderline product” remains very present in the field of cosmetic products because this status implies different factors that may lead to the regulation of biocidal products, medical devices, or even medicines. To date, given the complexity of this concept and the multiple borders that exist between the ...

Europe is planning new restrictions for the use of Climbazole
23 Oct. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Climbazole: Europe is planning new restrictions pro

On 18 October 2018, the European Union transmitted to WTO a draft Regulation to refine the restrictions for the use of Climbazole as a preservative and anti-dandruff agent. Annexes III and V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 are expected to be amended during the 2nd quarter of 2019.

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine soon to be added in Annex VI to the Cosmetics Regulation
15 Oct. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine: a new UV filter soon to be added in Annex VI to the Cosmetics Regulation pro

On October 8, 2018, the European Union had transmitted to WTO a draft regulation aimed to add Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine to the list of authorised UV filters in Europe. It should be introduced in Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation during the first quarter of 2019.

Export to Canada
01 Oct. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

How to export your cosmetic products to Canada? pro

Cosmetic products intended for the Canadian market are under the authority of Health Canada, a federal department “responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health.” They are regulated by the provisions of the Food and Drugs Act, which includes the Cosmetic Regulations that define the general safety, labelling and ...

Regulation 2018/978
16 July 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Tagetes added in Annexes II & III to Cosmetics Regulation pro

Regulation 2018/978 of 9 July 2018, published in Official Journal of the European Union on 12 July, amends Annexes II (banned substances) and III (restricted substances) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to insert the extracts and essential oils of Tagetes erecta, Tagestes minuta and Tagetes patula. This provision will apply from 1st May 2019.

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11 July 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Regulations on hydroalcoholic products intended for the skin pro

Whether in the metro, at the hospital, in day nurseries or other public bodies, for a professional or strictly personal use, hydroalcoholic products have long been available on the market. And although they are intended for the skin, they are not considered as cosmetic products under Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 ...

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11 July 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Italy joins the anti-microplastics movement

On 22 June 2018, Italy notified the WTO a draft regulation aimed to ban the marketing of non-biodegradable and non-compostable cotton buds and exfoliating rinse-off cosmetic products or detergents containing microplastics. The provision could enter into force for cosmetics from January 2020.

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25 June 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Nano MBBT in Annex VI to Cosmetics Regulation pro

Regulation 2018/885 of 20 June 2018, published in Official Journal of the European Union on 21 June, amends Annex VI (UV-filter) of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to insert Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (MBBT) in its nano form. This provision will apply 20 after its publication in the OJ.

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06 June 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Microbiome & claims pro

In such different fields as human health, animal health, phytosanitary care, or the environment, who has not heard about the microbiome, the microbiota, and even metagenomics? And for good reason! Many sectors are concerned, in particular the cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and chemical industries. But what about the claims associated with this ...

cake-shaped soap
28 May 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Caramel, sweets, chocolate… thanks, but not for cosmetics

It is not rare to find beauty products in the form of food. A few manufacturers have adopted this credo: offering all sorts of cosmetics that almost perfectly mimic what you can usually find in your fridge. Soap in the form of cakes, cupcakes, or chocolate – often – seduce children and ...

WTO Logo & Northern Ireland Flag
22 May 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Northern Ireland: the ban of plastic particles in cosmetics to come pro

Following the action already taken by England, Wales and Scotland (as by many other Member States and third countries), Northern Ireland now notify the WTO of its draft regulation aimed at to prohibit microbeads as an ingredient in the manufacture of rinse-off personal care products.

European Commission Flag and WTO Logo
30 April 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Three o-Phenylphenol salts soon to be banned pro

The European Union had transmitted to WTO a draft Regulation aimed at restrict the maximum concentration of the preservative o-Phenylphenol in leave-on cosmetic products. This provision is to be adopted during the 3rd quarter 2018. It has just been amended: Europe’s communication was published by the WTO on 24 April.

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13 March 2018 Cosmetic regulations

What status for false nail glue? Or the story of the platypus hoax pro

In their 6th annual report dated February 9th 2018, RAPEX mention the marketing ban on a false nail glue containing hydroquinone, which classifies it in the category of cosmetic products. Glue, a cosmetic product? This classification surprised CosmeticOBS, so we asked for the opinion of a regulations specialist. Who would have thought ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
28 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Cosmetics microbiological safety assessment: a focus on standards pro

Microbiology is an essential notion to take into account when designing and producing cosmetic products. Indeed, most of them contain a high quantity of water, and their pH is favourable to microorganisms… Many parameters should be under control. Corinne Benoliel and Pauline Ferreira-Theret, of Institut Scientis & LMIS, gave us ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
26 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Reminder: Zinc oxide banned in sprays as from February 24 pro

If it was authorized as a colourant until recently, without any restrictions, the use of non-coated, non-nano zinc oxide is now banned in the applications likely to result in the final user’s lung exposure by inhalation. This ban results from the publication of Regulation 2017/1413 of last 3 August. It ...

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12 Feb. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Wales and Scotland: a ban of plastic microbeads in cosmetics to come pro

Following the action already taken by England (as by many other Member States and third countries), Wales and Scotland now notify the WTO of their draft regulations aimed at to prohibit microbeads as an ingredient in the manufacture of rinse-off personal care products. Two texts quite similar, but which still ...

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24 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Reminder: MIT limited to 0.0015% in rinse-off products as from January 27 pro

After a total ban in leave-on products, which took effect on 12 February 2017, the second part of the new restrictions on Methylisothiazolinone is about to come into force. The MIT concentration limitation in rinse-off products results from the publication of Regulation 2017/1224 of last July 6.

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16 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Regulation 2018/35: D4 and D5 limited to 0.1% in wash-off cosmetics pro

Regulation 2018/35 of 10 January 2018, published in Official Journal of the European Union on 11 January, amends Annex XVII of REACH Regulation 1907/2006, to limit the concentration of two silicones, D4 (Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane – INCI: Cyclotetrasiloxane) and D5 (Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane – INCI: Cyclopentasiloxane) in wash-off cosmetic products. This provision will apply from 1st February 2018.

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09 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

Public access to PIF information pro

All information contained in the PIF is the property of the Responsible Person and does not have to be made public. However, some of them must be made available to the public.

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09 Jan. 2018 Cosmetic regulations

PIF updating pro

A DIP must be regularly updated… and if a simple update is not enough, it must be completely recreated.

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26 Dec. 2017 Cosmetic regulations

Information required in the PIF: Animal testing data pro

Article 11 of the Cosmetic Regulations precisely defines the information that must be held in the DIP. Among them: data relating to animal testing.

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26 Dec. 2017 Cosmetic regulations

Information required in the PIF: Evidence of the claimed effect pro

Article 11 of the Cosmetic Regulations precisely defines the information that must be held in the PIF. Among them: evidence of the claimed effect.