ASEAN Explains Revision of Cosmetic Directive

  •   18 Aug 2017
  •    Jo Zhou

    Take home:

    • Apart from amendments of ingredients requirements on 26th ACSB (see news on CL), ASEAN Cosmetic Committee also discussed further revision of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive during a recent meeting.
    • Methylisothiazonlinone (M1 or MIT) in Rinse-off product, Limits of Contaminants in Cosmetics and ASEAN Cosmetic Method (ACM) will be revised.
    1. Methylisothiazonlinone (M1 or MIT) in Rinse-off product.

    ASEAN follow the standard of 0.01% as maximum concentration of MIT in rinse-off products, but during the meeting of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety it was stated that 0.01% concentration of MIT may cause contact allergy and 0.0015% is considered safe. ASEAN is proposing to adopt a maximum concentration of 0.0015%. At present no EU regulation on MIT in rinse-off cosmetic products has been published, as such the committee decided to wait for the publication of an EU regulation before taking any action to restrict the use of MIT further. ASEAN still encourage the cosmetic industry to look into reformulating rinse-off cosmetic products to comply with the anticipated restriction on MIT.

    1. Limits of Contaminants in Cosmetics

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    COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2017/1224 of 6 July 2017 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products has been published. This regulation reduced the levels of MIT in rinse off cosmetics to 0.0015% or 15 ppm.
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