Biweekly Updates of Global Regulations on Cosmetics



                                                          EU Minutes on Cosmetic Ingredients

On 21-22 November 2022, a meeting on cosmetics ingredients was held by Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) in Luxembourg. The following points were discussed in the meeting:

  1. Discussion on new mandates or information of hair dye HC blue 18, Methylsalicylate, Benzophenone -1 and -4, Triphenyl phosphate,  Octyl methoxycinnamate, Butylated Hydroxytoluene, Acid Yellow 3, Homosalate and HAA299.
  1. Discussion on draft opinions of salicylic acid, hair dye ingredient hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt, silver zinc zeolite, butylparaben, methylparaben, Benzyl salicylate, citral, TiO 2 scientific advice in oral and inhalation products.


EU Minutes on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products

On 16 November 2022, Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) held a meeting to discuss nanomaterials in cosmetic products. The followings are the main points from the minutes

  1. GROW received questions on the official methods of control for TiO2 (nano) in France. SCCS shared its view with the GROW representative.
  2. A discussion was held on the draft opinions of Fullerenes (nano) and Hydroxyapatite (nano).
  3. A discussion was held on the draft mandate of SAS(nano).


US FDA Released Recommended Maximum Level of Lead in Cosmetics

On 29 November 2022, US FDA released guidance that provided a recommended maximum level of 10 parts per million (ppm) for the lead as an impurity in cosmetic lip products and externally applied cosmetics that are marketed in the United States.


UK Government Extends the Transition Period for Labeling Mandates

On 17 November, the UK government issued guidance on the regulations of cosmetic products being supplied in or into Great Britain. In this guidance, the UK government gives two extra years for the transition period for labeling mandates, that is to say, there will be a 7-year transition period from 1 January 2021 before businesses have to include the UK Responsible Person details on product labels, provided the EU responsible person details are included.


Norway Modified Requirements for the Use of Methyl Salicylate in Cosmetics

On 22 November 2022, Norway Food Safety Authority published an announcement. It allows Methyl Salicylate to be used in cosmetics as fragrance under certain conditions. It came into force as of the date of the announcement.


Application Field

Maximum Authorized Concentration

Methyl Salicylate

Leave-on skin products (except facial cosmetics, spray/aerosol body lotions, spray/aerosol deodorants, hydroalcoholic perfume), leave-on hair products (except spray/aerosol products)


Facial cosmetics (expect products for lips and eyes) and facial make-up removers


Make-up removers for lips and eyes


Leave-on hair care products (spray/aerosol products)


Deodorants spray/aerosol products


Body lotion spay/aerosol products




Mouthwash for children (6-10 years old)


Mouthwash for children and adults (over 10 years old)



Updates and Amendments of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive

ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) is the harmonization scheme, aiming to eliminate restrictions on the trade of cosmetic products and enhance cooperation within the ASEAN Member States (AMS) in ensuring the safety, quality, and claimed benefits of cosmetic products.

The following substances shall not be contained in cosmetics except subject to restrictions and conditions laid down, effective as of 28 November with 18-month of grace time: Dimethylpiperazinium Aminpyrazolopyridine HCI, Methylimidazoliumpropyl Pphenylenediamine HCI, HC Orange No 6, Acid Orange 7, Tetrabromophenol Blue, Indigofera tinctoria, dried and pulverized leaves of Indigofera tinctoria L.



Post a Comment