The Cosmetic Products Regulation (Regulation 1223/2009) is the main regulatory framework for finished cosmetic products placed on the EU market. It lays down the rules applicable to all cosmetic products to ensure a well-functioning internal market and to provide a high level of public health protection by regulating the labeling criteria for cosmetics products containing specific fragrance ingredients above 0.001% in leave-on products, 0.01% in rinse-off products as reported in Annex III to Reg. 1223/2009.
The draft: what’s new?
Overall, according to the draft, 56 new fragrance allergens which must be reported on the label in addition to the term "parfum" (or aroma) have been identified and added to Annex III to Reg. 1223/2009.
Furthermore, various modification to the identifiers of pre-existing entries and the addition of various common names of isomers have been noted.
Moreover, in order for the labelling to be streamlined and more consumer-friendly, in case there are multiple common ingredient names for a substance, the labelling requirement set out for the allergens will set out which name is to be used in the list of the ingredients referred to in Article 19(1), point (g).
The draft: when and how?
According to the draft text, the official publication is to be expected during the first half of 2023.
In order to provide a reasonable amount of time to adapt to the updated labelling requirements, the European Commission foresees a transition period of 5 year to place on the EU market new products compliant with the updated provisions and 3 years to sell the products labelled with the current criteria already on the market or, ultimately, to withdraw them.
Selerant is paying close attention to the evolution of the regulatory situation and will keep you updated on any news in this regard.
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