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Monday, August 23, 2021European Commission

Reminder: HICC, Atranol et Chloroatranol totally prohibited as of August 23, 2021

Rappel : les HICC, Atranol et Chloroatranol totalement interdits à compter de ce 23 août 2021

This August 23, 2021 marks the total ban on the use of three fragrance allergens: Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC), as well as Atranol and Chloroatranol, two components of Evernia prunastri oak moss and Evernia furfuracea tree moss. This ban, which stems from the publication of Regulation 2017/1410 of August 2, 2017 and previously applied only to new formulations placed on the market, now comes into force for all: no more products containing these substances can be marketed from now on.

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Following several negative Opinions from the SCCS, the Regulation 2017/1410 has programmed the banning of these three substances, with a progressive timetable:
• From 23 August 2019, no new cosmetic products containing them could be placed on the market
• From August 23, 2021, products already on the market cannot continue to be marketed, and must be withdrawn.

It is the responsibility of manufacturers and Responsible Persons to take all appropriate measures to comply with these provisions, including checking the stock status of products available on the market and informing distributors that they must be removed from the shelves.

HICC, Atranol, Chloroatranol: prohibited from August 23, 2019, CosmeticOBS, 23 August 2017

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