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Tuesday, April 19, 2022European Commission

Europe notifies new regulation for 4 cosmetic ingredients (EDs, colorant, UV filters)

L'Europe notifie une nouvelle réglementation pour 4 ingrédients cosmétiques (PE, colorant, filtres UV)

The European Union has just transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation aiming at modifying Annexes III (restricted substances) and VI (authorised UV filters) to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009. Four ingredients are mainly concerned: BHT, Acid Yellow 3, Homosalate and Bis-(Diethylaminohy d-Roxybenzoyl Benzoyl) Piperazine (HAA299). A correction is also made in the precautions for use of Resorcinol.

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Notification Date

12 April 2022

Products covered

Cosmetic products

Title of the notified document

Draft Commission Regulation (EU) …/…of XXX amending Annexes III and VI to Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council


The measures proposed by the draft Commission Regulation are part of the on-going and regular adaptations of the Annexes to Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation). Based on the latest scientific Opinions by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) the proposed measures aim at:
• Establishing restrictions in Annex III for the substance Butylated Hydroxytoluene (BHT), used as antioxidant in cosmetic products
• Establishing restriction in Annex III for the substance Acid Yellow 3, used as hair dye
• Amending the existing labelling requirements in Annex III for the substance Resorcinol used as hair dye
• Authorizing by listing in Annex VI the substance Bis-Diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl Benzoyl) Piperazine (HAA299) for use as a UV filter in cosmetic products
• Further restricting the use of the UV filter Homosalate in cosmetic products by amending the existing restrictions in Annex VI


Protection of human health or safety

The text of the future regulation


(1) The substance 2,6-Di-Tert-Butyl-4-Methylphenol (CAS No.128-37-0), which has been assigned …

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