In October 2023, ECHA published three reports on the assessment of regulatory needs for three substance groups including substances that may be used in cosmetic products.
On 10 October 2023, the organisation of European consumer associations, commonly referred to as BEUC, published a compilation of the results of tests recently carried out by its members. BEUC finds that many harmful chemicals are present in everyday consumer products, and thus calls on the EU to urgently reduce Read more…
Phenylketones, Rose ketones, and Biguanides: Assessment of regulatory need reports published by ECHA
On 26 April 2023, ECHA published four reports on the assessment of regulatory needs for four substance groups. Interestingly, three groups include substances used in cosmetic products.
The European Commission has asked the Scientific Committee to assess the safety of Benzophenone-4 (CAS No.4065-45-6, EC No. 223-772-2). The SCCS approved this mandate by written procedure on 17 April 2023, and the Committee has nine months to deliver its Opinion.
On 13 December 2022, ECHA published the draft list of the substances included in the Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for the years 2023-2025. Interestingly, 7 out of 24 substances included in the CoRAP process, are authorized ingredients that can be used in cosmetic products, while one substance is prohibited Read more…
The Scientific Committee has published the final scientific advice on Triclocarban and Triclosan as substances with potential endocrine-disrupting properties in cosmetic products. The SCCS adopted this scientific advice during the plenary meeting on 24-25 October 2022.
On 20 September 2022, the European Commission started a public consultation on a draft act that would introduce new hazard classes as part of its revision to the CLP Regulation on classification, labelling, and packaging of substances. The consultation is open until 18 October.