EU cosmetics Regulation

February regulatory roundup

EU regulatory news Urgent Update on Benzotriazole: Regulatory Action Proposed Germany’s evaluation of Benzotriazole under the CoRAP has revealed severe environmental hazards, including its status as an endocrine disruptor and its persistence and mobility. These findings have led to recommendations for: This evaluation highlights the necessity for swift regulatory measures to address the environmental impact […]

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December regulatory roundup

EU regulatory news ECHA’s Draft CoRAP 2024-2026 Includes 28 Substances for Evaluation, Focusing on Consumer Safety The European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) has revealed its draft for the Community Rolling Action Plan (CoRAP) for 2024-2026, listing 28 substances for evaluation. This plan includes 11 new substances and assesses cosmetic ingredients for potential health risks. Critical evaluations

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Methylparaben in Cosmetics: SCCS Verifies Safety for Consumer Confidence

Methylparaben, a widely used preservative in the cosmetic industry, has been thoroughly evaluated by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) with a focus on its safety and potential endocrine activity. Methylparaben, chemically identified as CAS No. 99-76-3 and EC No. 202-785-7, is expected in various cosmetic products, making its safety assessment crucial for consumer

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November regulatory roundup

EU regulatory news SCCS Final Opinion: Butylparaben Deemed Safe as Cosmetic Preservative at Low Concentrations: The SCCS’s “SCCS/1651/23 Final Opinion” states that Butylparaben is safe for adults in cosmetics at up to 0.14% concentration but suggests more data is needed for children’s safety. The evaluation focuses solely on consumer safety, not environmental factors. SCCS’s Final

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Vegan Cosmetics: A Growing Trend in the Beauty Industry

Vegan cosmetics are beauty products that do not contain any animal-derived ingredients or by-products, such as honey, beeswax, lanolin, collagen, keratin, carmine, and others. They are also not tested on animals, either by the manufacturers or by third parties. Vegan cosmetics are different from cruelty-free cosmetics, which may still contain animal ingredients but are not

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7th Omnibus – ban for Dimethyltolylamine and Trimethylbenzoyl diphenylphosphine oxide

At the beginning of March, the EU Commission notified to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) the draft text od the 21st Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) to the EU Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation. The draft ATP amends Annex VI of the EU CLP Regulation and it includes new Carcinogenic, Mutagenic and Reprotoxic (CMR) classifications

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