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ASEAN Added New Standards for Cosmetics Ingredients in Lists (2016-2017)

Take home:From 2016 to 2017, ASEAN continuingly revised cosmetic ingredients standards and added new ingredients requirements to each standard list. The majority of recent amendments are already in force, and the rest will be implemented on 30 Nov 2017...

Takehome:

From 2016 to 2017, ASEAN continuingly revised cosmetic ingredients standards and added new ingredients requirements to each standard list. The majority of recent amendments are already in force, and the rest will be implemented on 30 Nov 2017.

Summary of changes to cosmetic ingredient lists

Type of change

Type of List

Entry No./Ref. No.

Description of changes

Implementation period

New entry

List of prohibited ingredients

1379

3-Benzylidene camphor is deleted from List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain (Ref 19) and moved to List of prohibited ingredients

 

30 Jun 2016

Amendment

List of prohibited ingredients

419

New definition of animal materials

-

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

303 (288)

New restrictions for HC Blue No 17 {3-[(4-amino-3-methyl-9,10-dioxo-9,10-dihydroanthracen-1-yl)amino]-N,N,N -trimethylpropan-1-aminium, methylsulfate salt

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

304(289)

New restrictions for HC Blue No 15 Phosphoric acid compound with 4-[(2,6-dichlorophenyl) (4-imino-3,5-dimethyl-2,5-cyclohexadien-1-ylidene) methyl]-2,6-dimethylaniline (1:1)

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

305 (290)

New restrictions for Acid Green 25 Disodium 2,2′-(9,10-dioxoanthracene-1,4-diyldiimino)bis(5-methylsulphonate)

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

306(291)

New restrictions for Acid Violet 43 Sodium, 4-[(9,10-dihydro-4-hydroxy-9,10-dioxo-1-anthryl)amino]toluene-3-sulphonate

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

307(292)

New restrictions for 2-Methoxymethyl-p-Phenylenediamine and 2-Methoxymethyl-p-Phenylenediamine Sulfate 1,4-Benzenediamine, 2-(methoxymethyl) and

1,4-Benzenediamine, 2-(methoxymethyl)-, sulfate

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

308(293)

New restrictions for Hydroxyanthraquinone-aminopropyl Methyl Morpholinium Methosulfate 1-N-Methylmorpholiniumpropylamino-4-hydroxyanthraquinone, methyl sulfate

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

309(294)

New restrictions for Disperse Red 17 Ethanol, 2,2′-[[3-methyl-4-[(E)-(4-nitrophenyl)azo]phenyl]imino]bis-

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

310(295)

New restrictions for Acid Black 1 4-Amino-5-hydroxy-3-(4-nitrophenylazo)-6-(phenylazo)-2,7-naphthalenedisulfonic acid, disodium salt

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

311(296)

New restrictions for Pigment Red 57 Disodium 3-hydroxy-4-[(E)-(4-methyl-2-sulfonatophenyl)diazenyl]-2-naphthoate

 

30 Nov 2016

New entry

List of prohibited ingredients

1380

To include ketoconazole in the List of prohibited ingredients

 

No grace period

Amendment

List of restricted ingredients

15a

To add footnote (19)

 

-

New entry

List of restricted ingredients

15d

To introduce a new entry for potassium hydroxide as a callus softener into Annex III with maximum concentration of 1.5% and warning label.

 

30 Nov 2017

Amendment

List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain

A29

To restrict usage of "Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation" into the current entry for Zinc Oxide.

 

30 Nov 2017

New entry

List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain

A29a

To introduce a new UV filer of Zinc oxide (nano) with the material specification and to restrict usage to applications that avoids end-user's lung exposure by inhalation.

 

30 Nov 2017

Amendment

List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain

27

To add footnote "For use as a colorant, see List of Colouring Agents Allowed for Use in Cosmetic Products, No 143".

 

-

New entry

List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain

27a

To introduce a new entry into List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain for Titanium Dioxide (nano) with a detailed specification of materials and to restrict usage to applications that avoid end-user's lung exposure by inhalation. Footnotes for Ref. 27 & 27a are same.

 

30 Nov 2017

Amendment

List of Colouring Agents Allowed for Use in Cosmetic Products

77266

To introduce a detailed specification into the current entry defining the required purity of Carbon Black.

 

30 Nov 2017

New entry

List of Colouring Agents Allowed for Use in Cosmetic Products

77266(nano)

To introduce a new entry for Carbon Black (nano) into Annex IV with maximum concentration of 10% and purity specification, particle size specification and a restriction to application that avoids end-user's lung exposure by inhalation.

 

30 Nov 2017

Amendment

List of Preservatives Allowed

57

To modify the entry for Methylisothiazolinone (MIT) in Annex VI to restrict MIT for use in rinse-off products only.

 

30 Nov 2017

Amendment

List of Preservatives Allowed

58

To modify the entry for ethyl lauroyl arginate in Annex VI to allow usage in mouthwash preparations at a maximum level of 0.15% and warning label "Not to be used for children under 10 years of age".

 

No grace period

To see changing details in the following lists:

Changes to List of Prohibited Ingredients (Annex II)

Changes to List of Restricted Ingredients (Annex III)

Changes to List of UV filters which cosmetic products may contain (Annex VII)

Changes to List of Colouring Agents Allowed for Use in Cosmetic Products (Annex IV)

Changes to List of Preservatives Allowed (Annex VI)

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