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IFRA

IFRA

Founded in Geneva in 1973, IFRA is the International Fragrance Association, the official international body representing the fragrance industry. Its main goal is to ensure the safety of fragrance raw materials for health and the environment through a dedicated scientific program.

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IFRA is also at the origin of a Code of Good Practice for Manufacturers and standards for the use of fragrance ingredients, with three types of self-regulation:
• Prohibition: bans on the use of some materials
• Restriction: rules on the quantities or maximum dose to be used or the products in which certain materials can be used
• Specification: other conditions on the type of material

IFRA establishes these rules according to the type of product, and has defined 11 categories* for this purpose:
Category 1: Lip Products of all types (solid and liquid lipsticks, balms, clear or colored, lip wax, etc.), Waxes for mechanical hair removal
Category 2: Deodorant and antiperspirant products of all types (spray, stick, roll-on, under-arm and body, etc.)
Category 3: Baby Lotion, Cream and Oil, Body Paint for children, Eye products of all types (eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, eye make-up, eye masks, eye pillows, etc.), Hydroalcoholic products applied to recently shaved skin, Men’s facial creams, balms
Category 4: Body creams, Oils, Lotions, Fragrancing creams of all types (except baby creams and lotions), Body paint (except for children), Cosmetic kits - Fragrance compounds, Foot care products, Hair deodorant, Hair styling aids, Hair sprays of all types (pumps, aerosol sprays, etc.), Hydroalcoholic products applied to unshaved skin (includes body mists (aqueous based, alcoholic based and hydroalcoholic)), Perfume kit fragrance ingredients
Category 5: Baby powder and talc, Dry shampoo (or waterless shampoo), Facial masks, Hair permanent and other hair chemical treatments (e.g. relaxers), Hand cream, Hand sanitizer, Wipes or refreshing tissues for face, neck, hands, body, Women’s facial creams/facial make-up
Category 6: Mouthwash, including Breath sprays, Toothpaste
Category 7: Baby wipes, Insect repellent (intended to be applied to the skin), Intimate wipes
Category 8: Hair dyes, Hair styling aids non-spray of all types (mousse, gels, leave-in conditioners, etc.), Make-up removers of all types (not including face cleansers), Nail care, Powders and talcs all types (except baby powders and talcs)
Category 9: Bar soap (Toilet soap), Bath gels, Foams, Mousses, Salts, Oils and Other products added to bathwater, Body washes of all types (including baby washes) and Shower gels of all types, Depilatory (not including waxes for mechanical hair removal), Face cleansers of all types (washes, gels, scrubs, etc.), Liquid soap, Shampoos of all types (including baby shampoos), Shaving creams of all types (stick, gels, foams, etc.)
Category 10: -
Category 11: Conditioner (Rinse-Off)

The new categories of th 49th amendment

Following the publication of the 49th amendment to the IFRA Standards, from 10 February 2021 for new fragrance creations, and from 10 February 2022 for existing creations, these categories are modified and increased from 11 to 12 :
Category 1: Lip Products of all types (solid and liquid lipsticks, balms, clear or colored, etc.)
Products that contain sunscreen or sunblock are not listed separately and are included in the major product type (e.g. lip creams containing sunscreen are included in the lip products category).
Category 2:
> Deodorant and antiperspirant products of all types including any product with intended or reasonably foreseeable use on the axillae or labelled as such (spray, stick, roll-on, under-arm, deo-cologne, etc.)
> Body sprays (including body mist)
Category 3:
> Eye products of all types (eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, eye make-up, eye masks, eye pillows, etc.) including eye care and moisturizer
> Facial make up and foundation
> Make-up remover for face and eyes
> Nose pore strips
> Wipes or refreshing tissues for face, neck, hands, body
These product types have been placed in Category 3 based on the absence of exposure data, but it is recognized that these products are generic to males and females and have similarities with the product types in this category. Should exposure data become available, these product types may be re-categorized.
> Body and face paint (for children and adults)
This product type has been placed in Category 3 based on the absence of exposure data, with the assumption that this product is applied with fingertips and not with the palms. Should exposure data become available, this product type may be re-categorized.
> Facial masks for face and around the eyes • Category 4:
> Hydroalcoholic and non-hydroalcoholic fine fragrance of all types (Eau de Toilette, Parfum, Cologne, solid perfume, fragrancing cream, aftershaves of all types, etc.)
> Fragranced bracelets
These product types have been placed in Category 4 based on the absence of exposure data and on assumptions which include the leave on use on the wrists. Should exposure data become available, this product type may be re-categorized.
> Ingredients of perfume kits and fragrance mixtures for cosmetic kits
Category 5:
> 5A: Body creams, oils, lotions of all types
> 5A: Foot care products (creams and powders)
> 5A: Insect repellent (intended to be applied to the skin)
> 5A: All powders and talc (excluding baby powders and talc)
> 5B: Facial toner
> 5B: Facial moisturizers and creams
> 5C: Hand cream
> 5C: Nail care products including cuticle creams, etc.
> 5C: Hand sanitizers
> 5D: Baby cream/lotion, baby oil, baby powders and talc
Products that contain sunscreen or sunblock are not listed separately and are included in the major product type (e.g. lip creams containing sunscreen are included in the lip products category).
Category 6:
> Toothpaste
> Mouthwash, including breath sprays
> Toothpowder, strips, mouthwash tablets
Exposure limits for these products are established to reduce the risk of peri-oral skin sensitization and as such, are not related to considerations of safe levels for ingestion. For the systemic toxicity assessment, only incidental ingestion is considered.
Category 7:
> 7A: Hair permanent or other hair chemical treatments (rinse-off) (e.g. relaxers), including rinse-off hair dyes
Fragrance ingredients in hair permanent and other hair chemical treatments have been placed in Category 7. There are no exposure data on these product types. It is recognized that these product types involve repeated low frequency exposure. In order to define a per diem exposure, a conservative surrogate product has been chosen, which is leave-on conditioners. Should exposure data become available, these product types may be re-categorized.
> 7B: Hair sprays of all types (pumps, aerosol sprays, etc.)
> 7B: Hair styling aids non sprays (mousse, gels, leave- on conditioners)
> 7B: Hair permanent or other hair chemical treatments (leave-on) (e.g. relaxers), including leave-on hair dyes
Fragrance ingredients in hair permanent and other hair chemical treatments have been placed in Category 7. There are no exposure data on these product types. It is recognized that these product types involve repeated low frequency exposure. In order to define a per diem exposure, a conservative surrogate product has been chosen, which is leave-on conditioners. Should exposure data become available, these product types may be re-categorized.
> 7B: Shampoo - Dry (waterless shampoo)
> 7B: Hair deodorizer B NO Applicable (leave-on products) Category 7B Category 4 Category
Category 8:
> Intimate wipes
> Baby wipes • Category 9:
> Bar soap
> Shampoo of all type
> Cleanser for face (rinse-off)
> Conditioner (rinse-off)
> Liquid soap
> Body washes and shower gels of all types
> Baby wash, bath, shampoo
> Bath gels, foams, mousses, salts, oils and other products added to bathwater
> Foot care products (feet are placed in a bath for soaking)
> Shaving creams of all types (stick, gels, foams, etc.)
> All depilatories (including facial) and waxes for mechanical hair removal • Category 10: -
Category 11: -
Category 12: -

*Only cosmetic products have been mentioned here in the different categories

Source
Guidance for the use of IFRA Standards, IFRA-RIFM, 12 December 2019

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