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European Commission bans the use of 23 CMRs in cosmetic products

2021-12-17

EU-REACH Cosmetics

The European Commission published a Regulation amending several annexes of the cosmetics regulation, prohibiting certain substances from use in cosmetics. This regulation was published on the 3rd of November and came into effect on November 23, 20 days after its publication.

According to the new regulation, 23 Carcinogenic, Mutagenic or Reprotoxic (CMR) substances are banned from use in cosmetics production, effective from March 1st, 2022. The amended annexes are Annexes II, III, and V and some of the substances subjected to the ban include the following:

  • Zinc pyrithione
  • dioctyltin dilaurate, stannane, dioctyl-,bis(coco acyloxy) derivatives;
  • 2-methoxyethyl acrylate;
  • diisooctyl phthalate;
  • bis(α,α-dimethylbenzyl) peroxide; and
  • dichlorodioctylstannane. 

More detailed information about the list of substances can be accessed here.

Last update: 2021-12-17

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