Tuesday, March 17, 2020Cosmetic regulations

International regulation: Taiwan updates its list of cosmetic preservatives

Taïwan met à jour sa liste des conservateurs cosmétiques

The Taiwanese Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has revised the list of preservatives in cosmetic products. These changes will come into effect on July 1, 2020. Products manufactured before June 30, 2020 may continue to be sold within the expiry period, subject to the date of manufacture.

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Deleted preservatives

Lauryl isoquinolinium bromide (CAS: 93-23-2)
Not listed in Annex V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (list of preservatives authorised in Europe), but is listed in the CosIng as an antimicrobial, antistatic, deodorant and surfactant)

Cetylpyridinium chloride (CAS: 123-03-5)
Not listed in Annex V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (list of preservatives authorised in Europe), but is listed in the CosIng as an antimicrobial, antistatic, deodorant, emulsifying, hair conditioning, oral care agent and surfactant)

Methyldibromo glutaronitrile (CAS: 35691-65-7)
Preservative prohibited for use in Europe by Directive 2007/17

Cloflucarban (CAS: 369-77-7)
Not listed in Annex V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (list of preservatives authorised in Europe), but is listed in the CosIng as an antimicrobial and deodorant

p-Chlorophenol (CAS: 106-48-9)
Not listed in Annex V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (list of preservatives authorised in Europe), but is listed in the CosIng as an antimicrobial

Dimethylaminostyryl heptyl methyl thiazolium iodide (CAS: N/A)
Not listed in Annex V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (list of preservatives authorised in Europe), but is listed in the CosIng as an antimicrobial

Phenol (CAS: 108-95-2)
Listed in Annex II of the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 (list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products in …

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