April arrived with a lot of news in the cosmetic sector. Let’s try to keep you updated with the most relevant regulatory changes.

  • Draft amendment to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 regarding the use of methyl N-methylanthranilate in cosmetic products. Methyl N-methylanthranilate will enter at Annex III of restricted substances, limited to 0.1% in leave-on products and 0.2% in Rinse off. Its use is prohibited in sunscreen products or with exposure to both, natural and artificial UV light. The draft is in the comments phase and official publication is expected in the last four months of the year.
  • 11th revision of the “Notes of Guidance for testing of Cosmetic ingredients and their Safety Evaluation” SCCS / 1628/21 was released.
  • Publication of final SCCS opinions on Hydroxyapatite nano SCCS/1624/20 and on UV filters Benzophenone-3 SCCS/1625/20, Octocrylene SCCS/1627/21, preservative Propylparaben SCCS/1623/20 and Resorcinol SCCS/1619/20. There are opinions not yet finalized in the consultation period for Gold in nano form and gold colloids, platinum nano and platinum colloids also in nano form, entries SCCS/1629/21 and SCCS/1630/21.
  • ECHA has recommended to the European Commission to add D4, D5 and D6 to the REACH authorization list. Once added to the list, the uses of these substances must be authorized. We recall that D4 (cyclotetrasiloxane) is already included in Annex II of banned substances. And D5 is currently regulated at Rinse off <0.1%.  The legislative proposal to limit D5 and D6 in leave-on is also underway.
  • ECHA has also published the updated list of Community rolling action plan for the years 2021-2022 and 2023. From the list of 58 substances there are some of them that are cosmetic ingredients that will have to be closely reviewed for their evaluation such as Benzyl Salicylate, Ethylhexyl Salicylate, Carbon Black, Alkyl dimethyl Betaines etc…