On 26 July 2023, the Official Journal of the European Union published Regulation (EU) 2023/1545, amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 as regards labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products.
On 30 June 2023, International Fragrance Association (IFRA) announced the notification of the 51st Amendment to the Standards.
Sweden has submitted an intention to the European Chemical Agency (ECHA) for the Harmonised Classification and Labeling (CLH) of Carvone as a reprotoxic substance category 2 (Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, and Toxic to Reproduction, CMR 2). If the classification process is completed, the use of this substance in cosmetic products may be Read more…
Skin sensitization testing: Embracing the potential of in vitro methods for assessing fragrance chemicals
The study “Common fragrance chemicals activate dendritic cells in coculture with keratinocytes” published on 23 April 2023, by Niklas Peter and co-authors, aimed to assess the effectiveness of a 2D coculture model comprising keratinocytes and dendritic cells (DCs) in evaluating the skin sensitization potency of weak to moderately sensitizing fragrance Read more…
IFRA (the International Perfumery Association), is the main self-regulatory association of the fragrance industry. The Consultation period on the 51st Amendment to its Standards ended in February 2023, and the official notification is expected to be released in June 2023.
The European Commission has asked the Scientific Committee to assess the safety of children’s exposure to Methyl Salicylate (methyl 2-hydroxybenzoate, CAS/EC No. 119-36-8/204-317-7) as used in cosmetic products. The SCCS approved this mandate by written procedure on 20 December 2022, and the Committee has three months to deliver its Opinion.
On 15 September 2022, the European Commission notified the WTO of a new amendment to the Cosmetic Regulation. The publication is amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and the Council as regards labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products.