EU Amends Cosmetic Ingredient Use Requirements: 14 Newly Prohibited Ingredients and 2 Newly Restricted Ingredients

Oct. 17th, 2022

Early this year, the EU launched a public consultation on a draft Commission Regulation concerning using CMR substances (carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction) in cosmetics. On September 16, 2022, the EU introduced the finalized version of this Regulation. According to the Regulation, the adopted amendments will apply to all Member States from December 17, 2022.

EU to Restrict the Use of Methyl-N-Methyl Anthranilate

On February 1, 2022, the EU released an amendment to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation), in which Methyl-N-methyl anthranilate (M-N-MA) (CAS No 85-91-6) was newly included in the restricted ingredients list with use restriction:

Methyl-N-methyl anthranilateThe amendment is scheduled to come into effect from February 21, 2022. Products containing M-N-MA and not complying with these conditions shall not be placed on the Union market from August 21, 2022 and not be made available on the Union market from November 21, 2022.

EU to Adopt Amendments Concerning CMR Substances

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