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Two amendments to EU Cosmetics Regulations published by Nick Boley
September 26, 2014, 09:53
Filed under: Cosmetics, EU Regulation/Legislation | Tags: , ,

The European Commission have published two amendments to the EU Cosmetics Regulations (Commission Regulation 1223/2009) which change the levels of certain preservatives in cosmetics.

Commission Regulation 1003/2014 specifies that from July 2015 cosmetics products can only be placed on the market if they contain a maximum of 0.0015 % of a mixture in the ratio 3:1 of 5-chloro-2-methylisothiazol 3(2H)-one and 2-methylisothiazol-3 (2H)-one).  In addition, 2-Methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one is only permitted at a maximum concentration of  0.01 %.

Commission Regulation 1004/2009 specifies that from July 2015 cosmetics products can only be placed on the market if they contain a maximum of 0.4% (single ester) or 0.8 % (mixture of esters) of 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl- and Ethyl- esters, and their salts. Additionally, 4-Hydroxybenzoic acid and its Methyl- and Ethyl- esters, and their salts, have a maximum concentration of 0.14 % (as acid) as the sum of all compounds under this definition.

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