Eurofins | Newsletter - September 2018 | Cosmetics
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
New proposal to ban a substance under Annex II of Cosmetics Regulation
On 24th July 2018 , the European Commission notified to World Trade Organization their Draft Commission Regulation amending Annex II to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products.
The aim of this draft is to add the substance 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine to the list of prohibited substances in Annex II of the Regulation (EC) Nº 1223/2009. This substance and its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts would not be able to be used in hair, eyebrow and eyelash dye products.
Click here for getting the notification through the European Commission website with reference G/TBT/N/EU/588.
Recent SCCS Opinions on Cosmetics
Following some recent Opinions of Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS):
The comment period has been extended until 10 September 2018:
- SCCS - Hair dye 1,2,4-trihydroxybenzene (1,2,4-THB) - A33 (CAS 533-73-3) 25 Submission VI
- SCCS- fragrance ingredient: Acetylated Vetiver Oil (AVO) Submission III
Final opinion cosmetic ingredients:
- SCCS - The safety of cosmetic ingredients Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (CAS No 55514-22-2)- S86 - Submission II - 30 July 2018
Risk assessment of protection products
In July 2018, the Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire de l’Alimentation, de l’Environnement et du Travail (ANSES) published the health risk assessment about intimate protection products.
The Agency, nevertheless, recommends that manufacturers improve the quality of these products in order to eliminate or minimize the presence of chemicals.
Click here for getting the publication and report of ANSES (in French).
Practical guides for cosmetic products
During this summer, the Direction Générale de la Concurrence, de la Consommation et de la Répression des Fraudes (DGCCRF) has published several articles and guides about different cosmetics products as below (in French):