Further Restrictions on Hair Dyes in the EU by Nick Boley
May 30, 2013, 09:47
Filed under: Cosmetics, EU Information, Global issues | Tags:

The European Union is planning to restrict a further 22 hair dyes from use in line with a notification document sent to the World Trade Organization (WTO). Annex III of the EU Cosmetics Regulations will be amended to include these further 22 substances, and the Annex will also be amended to include 10 hair dye substances and hydrogen peroxide authorised for use in products intended for colouring eyelashes under strict use conditions and obligatory warnings, such as “for professional use only”.

The proposal, Commission Regulation 483/2013 of 24 May 2013, states that benzyl alcohol will have to be indicated in the list of a cosmetics product’s ingredients when its concentration exceeds 0.001% in leave-on products and 0.01% in rinse-off products.


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