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South Korea Clarifies 25 Fragrance Allergens Need to be Labeled on the Packaging

  •   17 Sep 2019
  •    Hedy He
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    Takehome:
    If the concentration of 25 designated allergens exceed 0.01% in rinse off products or 0.001% in leave-on products, their names need to be labeled on the packaging.

    Earlier ChemLinked reported that South Korea amended Enforcement Rule of the Cosmetics Act [1], which regulated that from Jan. 1, 2020, all the cosmetics shall label fragrance allergens’ names on the packaging. Then on Sep. 11, 2019, South Korea released an announcement amending Standards for Marking Cosmetics Usage Precautions [2], detailing the categories of fragrance allergens that should be labeled and the conditions of labeling. Public consultation will last until Oct. 2, 2019. Any suggestions can be mail lucyah@korea.kr.

    The main amendments are as follows:

    1. The regulation name Standards for Marking Cosmetics Usage Precautions was changed to Standards for Marking Cosmetics Usage Precautions and Fragrance Allergens Labeling.

    2. The specific categories of fragrance allergens that should be labeled and conditions of labeling were detailed.

    No.INCI NameCAS No.
    1Amyl Cinnamal122-40-7
    2Benzyl Alcohol100-51-6
    3Cinnamyl Alcohol104-54-1
    4Citral5392-40-5
    5Eugenol97-53-0
    6Hydroxycitronellal107-75-5
    7Isoeugenol97-54-1
    8Amyl Cinnamal Alcohol101-85-9
    9Benzyl Salicylate118-58-1
    10Cinnamal104-55-2
    11Coumarin91-64-5
    12Geraniol106-24-1
    13Anise Alcohol105-13-5
    14Benzyl Cinnamate103-41-3
    15Farnesol4602-84-0
    16Butylphenyl
    Methypropional
    80-54-6
    17Linalool78-70-6
    18Benzyl Benzoate120-51-4
    19Citronellol106-22-9
    20Hexyl Cinnamal101-86-0
    21Limonene5989-27-5
    22Methyl 2-Octynoate111-12-6
    23Alpha-Isomethyl
    lonone
    127-51-5
    24Evernia Prunastri (Oakmoss) Extract90028-68-5
    25Evernia Furfuracea (Treemoss) Extract90028-67-4

    *Only when fragrance allergens exceed 0.01% in rinse off products or 0.001% in leave-on products, the 25 allergens need to be labeled.

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