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Taiwan Releases a New List of Prohibited Ingredients in Cosmetics

TFDA released a new list of prohibited ingredients in cosmetics, which revises 41 ingredients and adds 254 ingredients. The list will come into effect from July 1, 2021. From that date, it is prohibited to manufacture, import, selling, supply or display cosmetics containing the ingredients in the list.

On June 17, 2020, Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) released a new list of prohibited ingredients in cosmetics, which will come into effect from July 1, 2021. From that date, it is prohibited to manufacture, import, selling, supply or display cosmetics containing the ingredients in the list.

Compared with the existing list of prohibited ingredients in cosmetics, this new list is subject to the following changes:

  • 41 ingredients are revised, among which 2 ingredients exceptions were deleted, 3 are subject to name corrections and 36 are subject to revision of requirements.

  • 254 ingredients are added to the list, among which 73 are ingredients only prohibited for use in hair dye products.

Below ChemLinked lists some of the new prohibited ingredients. For the whole list of new prohibited ingredients and revised ingredients, please click the "Download" button at the bottom of the page.

No. in the list

Ingredient Name

CAS No.

395

Drosera peltata Sm. var. Multisepala Y. Z. Ruan (茅膏菜)

-

396

Skimmia reevesiana Fortune (茵芋)

-

397

Typhonium giganteum Engl. (白附子)

-

398

Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb. (烏桕)

-

399

Colchicin, its salts and derivatives

64-86-8

400

Hyoscyamine, its salts and derivatives

101-31-5

401

Hyoscine, its salts and derivatives

51-34-3

402

Deanol aceglumate (INN)

3342-61-8

403

Spironolactone (INN)

52-01-7

404

[4-(4-Hydroxy-3-iodophenoxy)-3,5-diiodophenyl] acetic acid (Tiratricol (INN)) and its salts

51-24-1

405

Methotrexate (INN)

59-05-2

406

Cinchophen (INN), its salts, derivatives and salts of these derivatives

132-60-5/

5949-18-8

407

Thyropropic acid (INN) and its salts

51-26-3

408

Epinephrine (INN)

51-43-4

409

Isoprenaline (INN)

7683-59-2

410

Alloclamide (INN) and its salts

5486-77-1

411

Nalorphine (INN), its salts and ethers

62-67-9

412

Betoxycaine (INN) and its salts

3818-62-0

413

Zoxazolamine (INN)

61-80-3

414

Procainamide (INN), its salts and derivatives

51-06-9

415

Tuaminoheptane (INN), its isomers and salts

123-82-0

416

Octodrine (INN) and its salts

543-82-8

417

Isocarboxazid (INN)

59-63-2

418

Bendroflumethiazide (INN) and its derivatives

73-48-3

419

Bretylium tosilate (INN)

61-75-6

420

Carbromal (INN)

77-65-6

421

Bromisoval (INN)

496-67-3

422

Brompheniramine (INN) and its salts

86-22-6

423

Benzilonium bromide (INN)

1050-48-2

424

Tetrylammonium bromide (INN)

71-91-0

425

Tetracaine (INN) and its salts

94-24-6

426

Mofebutazone (INN)

2210-63-1

427

Tolbutamide (INN)

64-77-7

428

Carbutamide (INN)

339-43-5

429

Phenylbutazone (INN)

50-33-9

430

Phenprobamate (INN)

673-31-4

431

Chlorpropamide (INN)

94-20-2

432

Chlorzoxazone (INN)

95-25-0

433

Chlorprothixene (INN) and its salts

113-59-7

434

Clofenamide (INN)

671-95-4

435

Mannomustine (INN) and its salts

576-68-1

436

Butanilicaine (INN) and its salts

3785-21-5

437

Chlormezanone (INN)

80-77-3

438

Triparanol (INN)

78-41-1

439

Chlorphenoxamine (INN)

77-38-3

440

Phenaglycodol (INN)

79-93-6

441

Glycyclamide (INN)

664-95-9

442

Etc.

Note: Cannabidiol was added to the draft list of prohibited ingredients in cosmetics released on December 3, 2020 for public consultation, but in this finalized list, it was deleted. So Cannabidiol is still permitted for use in cosmetics.

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