EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

The EU Commission amends Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009

According to the Article 15 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, substances, which have been classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) of category 1A, category 1B or category 2 under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CMR substances) are prohibited for use in cosmetics. However, a CMR substance may […]

China’s first-imported non-special use cosmetics filing management

Selling cosmetics online to China? This is what you need to know…

Cross-Border E-commerce channels have been on the rise in China over the past years, which contributed to the rapid development of the Chinese cosmetics industry. Buying cosmetics through online platforms has been a growing trend among Chinese consumers. According to the Westwin Research report on Chinese Consumer Cross-Border Purchasing Behaviour, cosmetic products are the leading […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

Ban of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine and restriction of Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine and Climbazole

On 30 April 2019, the European Commission has published new regulations amending Annexes II (prohibited substances), III (restricted substances), IV (colorants) and V (UV filters) to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products. 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine ban The European Commission has banned the use of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine, its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts in eyebrow, eyelash and hair dye […]

EU Cosmetic Ingredient Glossary

The EU publishes new glossary of common ingredient names

On 8 May 2019, the European Commission has published Commission decision (EU) 2019/701, establishing a glossary of common ingredient names for use in the labelling of cosmetics which has replaced the old glossary of ingredients contained in Decision 96/335/EC. Article 33 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 requires a glossary, which should include International Nomenclature of […]

Cosmetics regulation post-Brexit

BREXIT UPDATE – a new deadline and UK cosmetic legislation draft

Brexit was scheduled to take place on March 29, 2019, but has now been postponed to later this year, with the new deadline being October 31. However, the UK can leave the EU before then if the Prime Minister’s withdrawal agreement gets accepted. And there is also a possibility of Brexit being cancelled, if the […]