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EU REACH to Restrict Intentionally-added Microplastics in Cosmetics
Sep 27, 2023
On September 27, 2023, EU introduced restrictions on microplastics that are intentionally added to products. For the cosmetic industry, transitional periods ranging from 4-12 years are granted.
EU Amends the Ecolabel Criteria for Cosmetic Products
Aug 08, 2023
On July 26, 2023, EU released the Commission Decision (EU) 2023/1540 to amend the Ecolabel criteria for cosmetic products. These amendments primarily pertain to the wording of provisions within the criteria, and came into force upon their release.
EU Proposes Amendments to Use Restrictions on D4, D5, D6 in Cosmetics
Jun 27, 2023
On June 22, 2023, EU introduced new amendments to the Annex XVII to REACH Regulation through a draft regulation notified to WTO. This draft proposes to further restrict the use of D4, D5, and D6 in cosmetics as well as other consumer and professional products. It is currently open for comment until August 21, 2023.
EU to Implement a Union-wide Ban on PFHxA in Cosmetics
Jun 21, 2023
On June 19, 2023, the EU notified WTO of a draft regulation aiming at amending the Annex XVII to REACH Regulation. Once the draft takes effect, the use of PFHxA, its salts and related substances will be prohibited in cosmetics, with a 24-month transitional period.
New Zealand Consults on the Revised Cosmetic Products Group Standard 2020, a Blanket Ban on PFAS Included
Mar 13, 2023
On March 2, 2023, New Zealand's Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) released a new draft of Cosmetic Products Group Standard 2020 (the Standard) for public consultation. The new draft expands its applicable scope to non-hazardous products containing hazardous ingredients, updates the ingredient lists to align with the latest amendments adopted by EU, modifies labelling requirements, and requires the record keeping of nanomaterial.
China to Further Strengthen the Governance of Excessive Packaging for Commodities
Sep 16, 2022
On September 8, 2022, China's State Council released a notice, announcing to further strengthen the governance of excessive packages for commodities.
EU to Impose Strict Restrictions on Synthetic Microplastics in Cosmetics
Sep 09, 2022
On September 5, 2022, the EU launched a two-month consultation on a draft regulation on the restrictions upon synthetic microplastics. Transitional periods ranging from 4-12 years are proposed for cosmetics subject to this draft regulation.
Monthly Recap: Global Cosmetic Regulatory Updates | September 2023
[Updated] The U.S. FDA Unveils Revised Guidelines on Structured Product Labeling (SPL) for Cosmetic Product Facility Registrations and Product Listings
Monthly Recap: Global Cosmetic Regulatory Updates | October 2023
California to Ban the Use of 26 Ingredients in Cosmetics
[Updated] China SAMR Implements Administrative Measures on Toothpaste: Notification Mandatory for All Toothpastes
2022 Year in Review: Cosmetic Regulatory News in Global Regions
A Collection of China Cosmetic National/Industry/Group Standards in 2022
China’s Safety and Technical Standards for Cosmetics (STSC) and Its Updates
[Updated] Breaking! China to Release the Safety and Technical Standard for Cosmetics 2022 (STSC 2022)
2021 Year in Review: Cosmetic Regulatory News in Global Regions
2021 Top 10 Cosmetic Regulatory News in the Asia Pacific Region
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