New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

Methylisothiazolinone officially banned! And some other changes as well…

Methylisothiazolinone officially banned In July there have been a few updates in the EU cosmetics regulation. The updates were the following: Carbon black: Carbon Black (nano) (according to the SCCS’s specifications) is authorized for use as a colorant in cosmetic products at a maximum concentration of 10 % w/w, except in applications that may lead […]

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Which cosmetic products don’t require challenge test?

Cosmetic challenge test The degree of microbiological risk for the products depends on the ability of a product to support the growth of microorganisms and the probability that those microorganisms can cause harm to the user.   The likelihood of microbiological contamination for some cosmetic products is extremely low (or non-existent) due to product characteristics (which […]

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K Beauty EU cosmetics regulation seminar held by CE.way and Wise

K Beauty EU cosmetics regulation CE.way and Wise Company Inc. will hold an EU cosmetics regulation seminar at K Beauty in Seoul, Korea in October. Tadej Feregotto, the CEO of CE.way Regulatory Consultants Ltd, will present the current EU cosmetics regulation and what Korean and other non-EU companies have to do in order to be […]

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Cosmetic products definition in the EU

Cosmetic products definition in the Regulation 1223/2009 as follows: ‘Cosmetic products definition’ means any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively […]

New bans, restrictions and SCCS opinions

Methylisothiazolinone to be banned in leave-on products

Methylisothiazolinone banned A vote on the ban of methylisothiazolinone in leave-on products was recently held at the European Commission, where all of the member states voted in favour of introducing this ban. A 90-day scrutiny period is now taking place whereby the European Parliament and Council are consulted before the draft measure can be adopted. After adoption […]