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South Korea Consults on Cosmetic Safety Standards

MFDS implemented this draft on April 1, 2022. Check the detailed amendments in the latest version of Regulation on Safety Standards, etc. for Cosmetics at ChemLinked News


On December 27, 2021, the Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) issued a notification to solicit public opinions on the draft of Regulation on Safety Standards, etc. for Cosmetics1. The draft proposed new prohibited ingredients and the management of unintentionally added ingredients. The consultation period is set to end on January 17, 2022. 

1. New Prohibited Ingredients

(1) Perfluorinated Compounds

The following eight perfluorinated compounds are added to the prohibited ingredient inventory as they are hard to break down.

English name

Korean name

Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid

노나데카플루오로데카노익애씨드

Nickel(II) trifluoroacetate

니켈(Ⅱ)트리플루오로아세테이트

(+/-)-2-(2,4-Dichlorophenyl)-3-(1H-1,2,3-triazol-1-yl)propyl-1,1,2,2-tetrafluoroethylether (Tetraconazole-ISO)

(+/-)-2-(2,4-디클로로페닐)-3-(1H-1,2,3-트리아졸-1-일)프로필-1,1,2,2-테트라플루오로에틸에터(테트라코나졸-ISO)

Sodium nonadecafluorodecanoate

소듐노나데카플루오로데카노에이트

Sodium heptadecafluorononanoate

소듐헵타데카플루오로노나노에이트

Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate

암모늄노나데카플루오로데카노에이트

Ammonium perfluorononanoate

암모늄퍼플루오로노나노에이트

Perfluorononanoic acid

퍼플루오로노나노익애씨드

(2) Persistent Pollutants

The "persistent pollutants" stipulated in the Article 2 (1) of Persistent Organic Pollutants Control Act2 are prohibited from being added into cosmetic products, as these substances can pose hazards to people and ecosystems.

(3) 1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene

1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene is forbidden from being used in cosmetics following the result of the latest risk evaluation.

2. Restricted Ingredients

(1) The draft specifies that "Benzalkonium Chloride" cannot be used in the spray-type cosmetics.

(2) New restricted colorants in hair dye products and their use limits are proposed:

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