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Monday, January 23, 2023ECHA

Intentions and proposals for CLH classification for 4 "cosmetic" ingredients

Intentions et propositions de classification CLH pour 4 ingrédients "cosmétiques"

ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has just announced that it has received four intentions and proposals for harmonised classification and labelling (CLH) for substances that can be used in cosmetics: Silica, Dimethyl Imidazolidinone, Potassium Bromide, and Talc. If the classification process is completed, some of these substances could have their authorisation for use in cosmetic products questioned.

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Silicon dioxide

Identification
• CAS: 7631-86-9
• EC: 231-545-4
INCI names
• Silica
• Hydrated Silica
• Solum Diatomeae
CosIng functions
• Abrasive
• Absorbent
• Anticaking
• Bulking
• Opacififying
• Viscosity controlling
Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009
• Currently not regulated
CLP Regulation 1272/2008
• Currently not listed in Annex VI
Classification intention of the Netherlands
• STOT RE 1, H372 - Causes damage to organs (or a specific organ) through prolonged or repeated exposure.

1,3-dimethylimidazolidin-2-one

Identification
• CAS: 80-73-9
• EC: 201-304-8
INCI name
• Dimethyl Imidazolidinone
CosIng functions
• Hair conditioning
• Humectant
• Skin conditioning
Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009
• Currently not regulated
CLP Regulation 1272/2008
• Currently not listed in Annex VI
Classification intention of the Netherlands
• Repr. 1B, H360FD - May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child.

Potassium bromide

Identification
• CAS: 7758-02-3
• EC: 231-830-3
INCI name
• Potassium Bromide
CosIng functions
• Viscosity controlling
Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009
• Currently not regulated
CLP Regulation 1272/2008
• Currently not listed in Annex VI
Classification intention of Sweden
• Repr. 1B, H360FD - May damage fertility. May damage the unborn child. • Lact., H362 - May cause harm to breast-fed children.
• STOT SE 3, …

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