The European Commission is to prohibit the use of 31 carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction (CMR) substances in cosmetic products. The Commission notified WTO of the amendments on November 17, 2022. These substances were added into Annex II of the Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 and the ban on their use in cosmetics will apply from 1 December 2023.
We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on cosmetics registration and filing in China with a focus on new cosmetic ingredients to help you understand the current requirements.
In December 2022, Hochul, governor of New York State, signed an amendment to the Environmental Protection Act (A8630A) to prohibit the use of 1,4-dioxane or mercury in cosmetics and personal care products. The bill will come into effect on June 1, 2023. From the effective date, cosmetics or personal care products containing 1,4-dioxane or mercury must not be sold in New York State.
On January 23, 2023, Health Canada issued a notice regarding updates to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The modification mainly covered three parts, including: Additions to the Hotlist; Changes to the conditions for existing entries on the Hotlist; and, Changes to include additional substance identifiers or make minor corrections.
We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on cosmetics registration and filing in China with a focus on execution standard to help you understand the current requirements.
We are pleased to announce the launch of an upgraded Chinese Cosmetic Ingredient Regulatory Database – China CosIng 2.0 – to better help global cosmetic companies and ingredient suppliers comply with cosmetic regulatory requirements in China. The powerful new China CosIng 2.0 introduces several new features and is available in English, Japanese, and Korean.
On February 2, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued the final safety opinion on aluminum in cosmetics (SCCS/1644/22). The preliminary comments on aluminum were released on May 6, 2022.
On February 1, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued the final opinion on α-arbutin and β-arbutin. The preliminary opinion on the safety of arbutin in cosmetics (SCCS/1642/22) was released on March 15, 2022.
We’ve translated a selection of some of the latest FAQs on cosmetics registration and filing in China with a focus on cosmetics efficacy to help you understand the current requirements.
On December 29, 2022, US President Biden signed into law the Food and Drug Omnibus Reform Act (FDORA Act), which included the Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act of 2022 (MOCRA Act). This is the first significant amendment to American cosmetics regulations since 1938. Compared with the current Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FDC Act), MOCRA Act forces cosmetic enterprises to register their facilities and maintain records for their products.