Cosmeservice Newsletter August


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Regulation 2023/1545: Changes the allergen list

The European Commission published on the 27th of July 2023 Regulation 2023/1545.

The amendment to the cosmetic regulation ads new substances to be declared on the ingredient list of the products. 56 new substances will be listed at annex III and these substances must be declared when present in concentrations that exceeds:

  • 0,001 % in leave-on products.
  • 0,01 % in rinse-off products.


  • In 3 years for new cosmetic products to enter the EU market, until 31st July 2026.

In 5 years for cosmetic products already on the EU market, until 31st July 2028.

Additional information

MOCRA Update: Draft Guidance on listing of cosmetic products and registration of facilities

On the 7th of August 2023, the U.S.FDA issued a draft guidance outlining procedures for cosmetic product facility registrations and listings. All required by the 2022 Modernization of Cosmetics Regulation Act (MoCRA).

The guidance covers some definitions, the requirements to submit product facility registrations and product listing.

Also, who is responsible for making the submissions, what information to include and how & when to make the submissions.

This guidance introduces an electronic submission portal and outlines exemptions. The portal is expected in October 2023, and stakeholders should register and list by 29th December 2023.

More information

Changes to REACH notified: use of D4, D5, and D6 in cosmetic products will be modified.

The European Commission has proposed changes to REACH Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006, targeting ingredients D4 (Cyclotetrasiloxane), D5 (Cyclopentasiloxane), and D6 (Cyclohexasiloxane) used in cosmetics for skin and hair conditioning.

Due to their environmental impact, D4 remains prohibited and D5 and D6 can be used in cosmetics, but at concentrations below 0.1%.

The amendment is expected to be adopted in the last quarter of 2023. Deadlines for compliance will be 3 years for leave-on cosmetics containing D5 and D6, and 2 years for rinse-off cosmetics containing D5 and D6.

Post these deadlines, non-compliant products cannot be sold in the European market.

Read more information here

New restrictions in the UK Cosmetics Regulation:

Methyl-N-Methylanthranilate, Bis-(Diethylaminohydroxybenzoyl Benzoyl)Piperazine/HAA299 and HAA299 (nano)

On 06th July 2023, the United Kingdom issued a new amendment, 2023 No. 734, to the UK Cosmetic Regulation, introducing the following entries:

New entry in Annex III/321 for the substance Methyl-N-Methylanthranilate. Products can be placed on the UK market until 06th July 2024, and can be sold until 06th July 2026.

New entry in Annex VI/33 for Bis-(Diethylaminohydroxy benzoyl benzoyl) Piperazine/HAA299 and HAA299 (nano) (CAS No. 919803-06-8). Apply from 28th July 2023.

Additional information

51st Amendment to IFRA Standards

On 30th June 2023, IFRA(The International Fragrance Association) announced the official notification of the 51st Amendment to the Standards, listed here:

  • 1 new IFRA Restriction Specification Standard.
  • 32 new IFRA Restriction Standards: skin sensitization and systemic toxicity.
  • 11 new IFRA Restriction Standards: skin sensitization – QRA2.
  • 2 new IFRA Restriction Standards: systemic toxicity (TTC).
  • 1 new IFRA Restriction Standard: depigmenting potential.
  • 1 new IFRA Standard Banned for genotoxicity.
  • 12 Existing Standards revised.
  • 2 Minor updates to existing Standards and format changes.

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The GREEN DOT Trademark will not have additional fees in France

France’s highest administrative court, the Conseil d’État, recently issued an important ruling favoring Green Dot and PRO Europe. The court called off a 2020 decree from the French Environment Ministry that aimed to remove the Green Dot symbol from all packaging in France.

The final decision allows the continued use of the Green Dot on packaging in France without extra fees. This issue came out by the French Environmental Code which required a dual free for packaging sold in France if it contained symbols that could confuse consumers about waste separation.

Although the Green Dot symbol is internationally recognized in packaging recycling systems, the French Environment Ministry declared it was not very clear. This measure could have generated significant additional expenses for the industry that supplies packaged products and lunching household products such as cosmetics in France.

Nevertheless, this French Environment decree has been invalidated and the use of the Green Dot symbol will thus remain voluntary in France and will not incur a penalty.

Find more information HERE

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