Here is a brief summary of the main legislative developments in cosmetics for the month of May 2021.

  • New mandate to SCCS on the use of aluminum in cosmetics. Following the last opinion issued by the SCCS on aluminum, the committee has again asked the SCCS about the safe use of this ingredient in other products, beyond those already evaluated (Antiperspirants, Lipsticks, and toothpastes) and also to take into account the aggregate exposure of this ingredient following new information provided by the industry. The opinion is expected to be published within 9 months.
  • Preliminary opinion of the colorant (CI 47005) Acid Yellow 3 (SCCS 1631/21) for use as a non-oxidative hair dye is safe up to 0.5%.
  • Opinion SCCS/1632/21 On the warning “contains formaldehyde” in Annex V.  The SCCS considers that the current threshold does not sufficiently protect consumers sensitized to formaldehyde and indicates that lowering the current threshold to 0.001% (10 ppm) would protect the vast majority of consumers sensitized to formaldehyde.
  • Publication of the Draft amending Annex XVII of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH), as regards carcinogenic, mutagenic or reproductive toxic substances (CMR) where 6 cosmetic ingredients are covered. Silicon Carbide, the preservative Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate, Methylene Di-t-Butylcresol, Butylphenyl Methylpropional (Lilial), Methoxyethyl Acrylate, Zinc Pyrithione in order to restrict their marketing or use for supply to the general population.
  • IFRA 49. We remind you that as of May 10, IFRA 49 came into force for new perfume compositions.

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