Category Archives: Cosmetic

Turkey Aligns Its Regulations with the EU Cosmetics Regulation

The Turkish health ministry has aligned its legal regulations on cosmetics with the requirements of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (only in Turkish). The following concrete changes result: Turkey prohibits 2-chloro-p-phenylenediamine along with its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts in hair, eyebrow, and eyelash-dye products. … Continue reading

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Popular Fragrance Forbidden in the EU After August

As of August 23, 2019, cosmetics containing Lyral may not be marketed. That’s the content of EU Regulation 2017/1410 of the Commission, dated August 2, 2017. Article 2 of the Regulation also forbids any sales of cosmetics that contain the fragrance in the … Continue reading

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Synthetic Amorphous Silica: EU Committee Issues an Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has examined the solubility of various forms of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) and determined both the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic forms of SAS chemicals to be insoluble. In January 2018, … Continue reading

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Market Surveillance Uncovers Failure of Dental Hygiene Products to Meet Legal Requirements

In particular, tooth whiteners are often deficient. A CMR substance, sodium perborate (German only), was found in one sample, and an excessive amount of hydrogen peroxide was found in another. Those are the findings the Official Cosmetics Control Laboratories (OCCLs) … Continue reading

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EU Modifies the Cosmetics Products Regulation

On May 22, 2019, the EU Commission published Regulation (EU) 2019/831 that modifies Annexes II, III and V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 in the Official Journal of the EU. The modifications include the addition of 226 carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reproductive toxic substances to Annex II of the Cosmetics Products Regulation. With the modifications, the EU, … Continue reading

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Cosmetic Ingredients: EU Commission Publishes Glossary

The EU Commission has published Decision (EU) 2019/701. The document contains a glossary with common names of ingredients that are to be used on the labels of cosmetics. The common ingredient names listed in the updated glossary apply as of … Continue reading

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ECHA Wants to Restrict the Use of Tattoo Inks

The ECHA Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) has expressed a desire to restrict the use of hazardous chemicals in tattoo inks. The ECHA is following the lead of a Danish initiative that introduced such a strategy years ago and published guidelines for users.  The … Continue reading

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