CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272 2008: Amendments for Harmonized Classification and Labeling of Substances.


The European Commission has notified a proposal that amends CLP Regulation (EC) No 1272 2008 regarding the harmonized classification and labeling of certain substances.

What is included in the Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008?

The CLP Regulation 1272/2008 includes 28 new additions and 24 amendments, but no substances deletion. However, there are only 16 ingredients which can be used in cosmetics. These ingredients are in the CosIng database and not present in the EU Cosmetic Regulation Annex II.

What will be the impact of the CLP Regulation EC No 1272/2008?

The list of the 16 cosmetic ingredients affected by the 21st ATP under the EC Regulation No 1272/2008 is below.

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After reviewing the substancesit has been identified that 2 ingredients used in cosmetics are CMR. These substances are:

  • Dimethyltolyamine (CAS No:99-97-8): its function is a nail conditioning
  • Trimethylbenzoyl Diphenylphosphine Oxide (CAS No:75980-60-8): it is a skin conditioning


According to Article 15 of the EU Cosmetic Regulation 1223/2009, the use in cosmetic products of substances classified as CMR substances, of category 1A or 1B under Part 3 of Annex VI to Regulation (EC) 1272 2008 shall be prohibited.

Timeline EC no 1272 2008

A new adaptation called the 21st ATP to the CLP Regulation (EU) 2024/197 will come into effect from 1st September 2025. Its main objective is to harmonize substance classification changes and increase the existing restrictions on substances.

Subsequently, after this period, cosmetic products for sale in the European market must comply with these restrictions.

Do these prohibitions apply to UK?

As you may be aware, the United Kingdom may incorporate this regulation into its current legislative framework, as has occurred with previous regulations. Consequently, we will closely monitor any potential changes that may arise in the United Kingdom.

How can Cosmeservice help you to comply with the CLP Regulation EC No 1272/2008?

Our team of experts in cosmetic regulation is at your disposal to provide the necessary advice and assistance to ensure the proper implementation of this new regulation in your company. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us by filling out the contact form,  emailing us at or or through our contact page.


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