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Cosmetics regulatory update for the EU

Martin Perry of ADS Laboratories looks in depth at recent changes to the European Cosmetics Regulation

This article looks at recent changes to the European Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. It follows on from the article that appeared in the June 2020 edition of Personal Care Europe. It looks at notifications the European Commission (EC) has made to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for future changes to the regulation, then concludes by looking at the opinions of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) on nanomaterials.

New EU Regulations

Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1682 adopts the SCCS opinion for HEMA and diHEMA trimethylhexyl dicarbamate. The SCCS concluded that they are not likely to pose a risk of sensitisation, provided that their use is restricted to the nail plate area, and avoids contact with the surrounding skin.

Taking into consideration the requirement to avoid the skin around the nail area, the EC concluded that it would be safer for consumers if they were restricted to professional use only. The Regu

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Upcoming Events

in-cosmetics Formulation Summit

Leonardo Royal Hotel, London
29 - 30 November

SCC 75th Annual Scientific Meeting & Showcase

Sheraton NY Times Square (New York)
13-15 December 2021

in-cosmetics Global 2022 - Paris

1 Pl. de la Porte de Versailles, Paris
5 - 7 April 2022

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19-22 September 2022

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BITEC Bangkok, Thailand
1 - 3 November 2022

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