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Monday, October 16, 2023Regulation

California bans 26 additional cosmetic ingredients

La Californie interdit 26 ingrédients cosmétiques supplémentaires

The law was approved on 8 October 2023 by Governor Gavin Newsom. In addition to the 12 cosmetic ingredients (or groups of ingredients) already banned from 1 January 2025, it adds a further 26, which will come into force on 1 January 2027.

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An earlier law, dating from 2020, already prohibited manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic product containing 12 cosmetic ingredients (or groups of ingredients).
This new act adds 26 more. All are already listed in Annex II (Prohibited Substances) of European Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, but are not (yet?) banned in the rest of the United States.

Ingredients banned from 1 January 2025

• Dibutyl phthalate (CAS No.84-74-2)
• Diethylhexyl phthalate (CAS No.117-81-7)
• Formaldehyde (CAS No.50-00-0)
• Paraformaldehyde (CAS No.30525-89-4)
• Methylene glycol (CAS No.463-57-0)
• Quaternium-15 (CAS No.51229-78-8)
• Mercury (CAS No.7439-97-6)
• Isobutylparaben (CAS No.4247-02-3)
• Isopropylparaben (CAS No.4191-73-5)
• m-Phenylenediamine and its salts (CAS No.108-45-2)
• o-Phenylenediamine and its salts (CAS No.95-54-5)
• The following per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their salts:
a) Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); Heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonic acid (CAS No.1763-23-1)
b) Potassium perfluorooctanesulfonate; Potassium heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonate (CAS No.2795-39-3)
c) Diethanolamine perfluorooctane sulfonate (CAS No.70225-14-8
d) Ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate; Ammonium heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate (CAS No.29081-56-9)
e) Lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate; Lithium heptadecafluorooctanesulfonate (CAS No.29457-72-5)
f) Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) (CAS No.335-67-1)
g) Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate (CAS No.3825-26-1)
h) Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid (CAS No.355-76-2)
i) Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate (CAS No.3108-42-7)
j) Sodium nonadecafluorodecanoate (CAS No.3830-45-3)
k) Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA) (CAS No.375-95-1) …

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