The use of formaldehyde in cosmetics

The use of formaldehyde in cosmetics

  Formaldehyde is classified as a carcinogen category 1B and as a mutagen category 2 under CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008. This is a reclassification, which was adopted on 17 December 2013 and applied from 1st April 2015. Formaldehyde and formaldehyde-releasing ingredients Formaldehyde is a colourless gas with a strong smell. It is quickly broken […]

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

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

Registration of first-imported non-special use cosmetics in China has been replaced by filing management. This should make exporting cosmetics to China easier as there will be less restrictions on the port of entry. The regulatory update was announced by China’s National Medical Products Administration (NMPA) and it was expanded nationwide on November 10, 2018. Under […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

O-phenylphenol restriction and ban of sodium o-phenylphenate, potassium o-phenylphenate, MEA o-phenylphenate

Due to concerns raised by several Member States and potential risks to human health, the European Commission has decided to amend Annex V of the EU cosmetics regulation on 26 November 2018 in order to restrict the use of preservative o-phenylphenol and ban the use of preservatives sodium o-phenylphenate, potassium o-phenylphenate and MEA o-phenylphenate in […]

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

Cosmetic labelling requirements in China (GB 5296.3-2008)

As is the case in many other countries, labelling is a very important part of ensuring compliance with the relevant cosmetics legislation in China. The applicable national standard for cosmetic products labelling is GB 5296.3-2008. Cosmetic labels, including claims, are checked during the process of pre-market product registration and they are also checked by the […]

california proposition 65

California Proposition 65 (Prop 65)

The California Proposition 65, also known as Prop 65, was passed in California in 1986 with the aim of protecting the state’s water sources. The Proposition requires the state to publish and maintain a list of chemicals that are known to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm. The list of such substances is […]