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Understanding the Impact of the Omnibus Act VII on Cosmetic Products: A Regulatory Update

The European Commission, in a move to ensure transparency and global cooperation, notified the World Trade Organization about the draft amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, signaling significant changes for the cosmetic industry. This amendment involves the addition of newly classified CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction) substances under the Omnibus Act VII (Commission […]

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June regulatory roundup

EU New EU Template for Product Recall Notices The European Commission has introduced a new standardized template for product recall notices under Implementing Regulation 2024/1435. This regulation, published on 27 May 2024, mandates a consistent format and content for recall notices, effective from 13 December 2024. Key Points Important Aspects Action Required Businesses must update

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May regulatory roundup

EU New Safety Measures for Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics According to the European Cosmetics Regulation, Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) is approved as a colorant and UV filter. However, the SCCS re-assessed its safety after classifying it as a Carcinogen Category 2 by inhalation. Key Updates: EU Implements New Restrictions on D4, D5, and D6 in Cosmetics

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Stay Compliant: EU Imposes New Restrictions on Cyclomethicones in Cosmetics

The European Union has recently enacted Regulation (EU) 2024/1328, amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH). This new regulation, effective from June 6, 2024, imposes critical restrictions on the use of three chemical substances: octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6). Authorities have identified these substances as persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic (PBT) or

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Canada’s New Cosmetic Ingredient Disclosure Regulations: What You Need to Know

The cosmetics industry is undergoing significant regulatory updates worldwide, and Canada is at the forefront of these changes. The most recent revision, published on April 24, 2024, in the Canada Gazette, introduces substantial alterations to the disclosure of cosmetic ingredients. These revisions underscore Canada’s dedication to transparency, consumer safety, and alignment with international standards, making

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UK Announces Legislation to Ban Plastic in Wet Wipes

The UK’s Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) has taken a significant step towards environmental conservation by notifying the World Trade Organisation of a draft regulation to ban the sale and supply of wet wipes containing plastic in England. The proposed regulation, titled “Environmental Protection (Wet Wipes Containing Plastic) (England) Regulations 2024,” is

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April regulatory roundup

Managing the ever-changing global regulations can be daunting, but you can rely on us to simplify it. Our team closely monitors updates from all over the world to keep you well-informed and compliant. This month’s update will cover significant changes, including the latest amendments and bans impacting crucial cosmetic ingredients. EU NEWS EU Regulation 2024/996

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The Future of Prostaglandin Analogs in Cosmetic Regulations

The regulation of prostaglandin analogs in cosmetics is a topic of increasing concern in China and the European Union due to their potent pharmacological effects, even at low concentrations. In China, as of June 2023, the National Institute for Drug Control announced the intent to prohibit several prostaglandin analogs used primarily in glaucoma medication but

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Understanding EU Regulation 2024/996: Essential Updates for Cosmetic Ingredients

The European Commission has published Regulation (EU) 2024/996, a crucial update to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 guidelines regarding cosmetic products. This regulation, of utmost importance for consumer safety, imposes new restrictions on using substances such as Vitamin A, Alpha-Arbutin, Arbutin, and others with potential endocrine-disrupting effects. Key Regulation Highlights: Consumer and Industry Impact: These updates

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March regulatory roundup

EU NEWS Upcoming Cosmetic Regulatory Changes: PFAS, Potassium Bromide, and Methyl Methacrylate on ECHA’s Agenda ECHA has delineated a schedule for evaluating the PFAS restriction, explicitly focusing on consumer mixtures, cosmetics, and other sectors throughout 2024. This comprehensive review will influence manufacturers globally, demanding adjustments to meet new standards. Additionally, notable classifications on substances like

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