At an international trade show In-cosmetics, Global, 2019 in Paris, which has presented the winners of the annual award, Persephone Doufu-Shafiq, senior specialist regulatory Affairs Underwriters Laboratories Inc., company for standardization and certification in the field of safety, introduced the report on how to change the cosmetic legislation in the near future.
Mrs. Dofu-Shafiq identified several regulatory amendments and proposed restrictions that would affect U.S. markets and EU markets.
In the European Union since may this year, come into force amendments to annexes II and III of Council regulation EC 2018/978. In particular, innovations are banning the use of flower extract and oil of Tagetes erect (Tagetes erecta), as well as restrictions on the amount of allowable concentrations of flower extract and oil of dribnokvitkovi marigolds (Tagetes minuta) and small (Tagetes patula).
In June 2019, according to the changes made to Annex V of the decree of the Council of the EU 2018/1847, introduced new concentrations Biphenyl-2-ol. So, in the products that require rinsing, it can be – 0.2% and other products of 0.15%. In addition, binding will be a warning on the label of a product with this ingredient in the composition is “Wary eye”.
In addition, Ms. Doufu-Shafiq explained that on 11 January 2019, it was announced the proposal that would limit the use of intentionally added microplastics. Insists on REACH – the EU regulation governing on 1 June 2007, the production and the turnover of all chemical substances, including their compulsory registration. The purpose of the proposed restrictions on the use of the micro-plastic is to reduce the use of this material by 400 000 tons over the next 20 years.
The proposed restriction could potentially affect the following:
• changes the requirements for product labels;
• the need for accountability for the effective assessment of future risks;
• no transition period for the implementation of the proposed rules against flushing after applying and exfoliating cleansers;
• for other require rinsing cosmetic products a transition period will be 4 years and for items that do not require rinsing, is 6 years.