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New Restrictions on Silicones D4, D5, and D6 in the European Union

In 2018, we will remember that the silicones Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) were restricted in rinse-off cosmetic products. The reason? Their high environmental impact. Specifically, D4 is a PBT substance (persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic) and vPvB (very persistent and…

Nanomaterials: A Step Further in Protecting Consumer Health

Nanomaterials in cosmetic products are regulated by Regulation 1223/2009. According to Article 16 of this regulation, “a high level of protection of human health shall be ensured concerning any cosmetic product that contains nanomaterials,” which is why they are subject…

The new update to the European Union’s cosmetics regulation

In early April 2024, Regulation (EU) 2024/996 was published, amending Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009, specifically the following annexes: Annex II (substances prohibited in cosmetic products) Annex III (substances that cosmetic products cannot contain except under established restrictions) Annex V (preservatives…

Regulatory Framework for Grants for the Hiring of Internationalization Managers for the Years 2023, 2024, and 2025

Executive Summary This internationalization plan outlines the measures to be taken by Sigillum Knowledge Solutions S.L. as part of its internationalization strategy. Internationalization, along with the digitization of services, is one of the key areas of growth for the company…

SUMMARY 2023: REGULATORY CHANGES IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS IN THE EU AND US

If there’s something that has marked 2023 in the cosmetic sector, it has undoubtedly been the regulatory changes. Don’t you think? As we are aware that these changes and their compliance pose a significant challenge for cosmetics manufacturers and distributors,…

DO YOU WANT TO SELL YOUR SUNSCREENS IN EUROPE? EVERYTHING YOU NEED

Sunscreens in Europe (and most markets) are considered cosmetic products. However, in the case of United States, they are considered over-the-counter (OTC) medicines and are therefore more strictly regulated. Therefore, in the European Union (EU), sunscreens are regulated under Regulation…