New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

D4 and D5 effectively banned

The EU Commission acted to restrict the use of silicones octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) in wash-off personal care products in January. Per Regulation (EU) 2018/35, wash-off cosmetic products must not contain a concentration of D4 or D5 higher than 0.1%. According to the document, this limit “effectively ensures that all intentional use of D4 and D5 will cease […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

Peanut Oil and Hydrolized Wheat Protein Restriction

Annex III  Due to the concern over increasing adverse reactions, the EU Commission has decided to amend Annex III of the EU cosmetics regulation on 4 December 2017 in order to limit the use of peanut oil and hydrolized wheat proteins in cosmetics: Peanut oil, extracts and derivatives which cover the following INCI names.: Arachis hypogaea […]

Parabens in cosmetics

EU technical document on cosmetic claims – “free from” and “hypoallergenic” claims

EU technical document on cosmetic claims – “free from” and “hypoallergenic” claims The Sub-working group on claims prepared the Technical document on cosmetic claims, which was endorsed by the Working group on cosmetic products. This is not a European Commission document and its views are not legally binding. This document does serve as a useful […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

Regulatory updates regarding allergens and zinc oxide

Regulatory updates regarding allergens and zinc oxide. EU Commission published new updates to the regulation concerning perfume allergens and zinc oxide on the 2nd and 3rd August 2017. Allergens: 3 fragrance allergens which caused the highest number of contact allergy cases in the past years should not be used in cosmetic products anymore. Wich are: […]

Cosmetic product ingredient list

How to write cosmetics ingredients list on product labels for the EU?

Cosmetics ingredients list and how to write them. Please tell me how I should write the cosmetics ingredients list on the label? I want to sell my cosmetic products in the EU how should i label the ingredients? That’s probably the most common question that we get here at CE.way when it comes to EU […]