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Amendment of the Cosmetic Regulation

Lyral, Atranol & Chloratranol

 

The substances hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehydes (lyral), 2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (atranol) and 3-chloro-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (chloratranol) have caused the most contact allergies of all allergenic fragrances in recent years. According to the SCCS, there is a potential risk to human health.

 

Commission Regulation (EU) No 2017/1410 of 2 August 2017 amending Annexes II and III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products:

 

  • Prohibition of hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexenes carboxaldehydes (HICC, lyral)
  • Prohibition of 2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (atranol)
  • Prohibition of 3-chloro-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (chloratranol)

 

The deadline is 23rd August 2019, from which date only cosmetic products complying with the provisions of this Regulation may be placed on the Union market. The deadline for provision is 23rd April 2021.

 


Zinc Oxide

 

Zinc oxide (CI 77947) is an approved dye for cosmetics and is listed in Annex IV. The SCCS considers the use of zinc oxide in cosmetic products leading to exposure of the consumer’s lungs to zinc oxide by inhalation to be questionable, as pneumonia can be caused by inhalation of zinc oxide particles.

 

Commission Regulation (EU) No 2017/1413 of 3 August 2017 amending Annex IV to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products:

 

  • Zinc oxide must not be used in applications where inhalation may expose end users’ lungs

 

The deadline is 24th February 2018, from which date only cosmetic products complying with the provisions of this Regulation may be placed on the Union market. The deadline for provision is 24th May 2018.

 

Source: https://www.tentamus.com/amendment-cosmetic-regulation/

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