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Taiwan revises list of substances prohibited from use in cosmetics

June 20 2022

TAIWAN’S PROHIBITION LIST OF SUBSTANCES FOR USE IN COSMETICS HAS BEEN UPDATED AND WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2022.

TAIWAN’S PROHIBITION LIST OF SUBSTANCES FOR USE IN COSMETICS HAS BEEN UPDATED AND WILL COME INTO EFFECT ON JULY 1, 2022.

On April 27, 2022, the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration (TFDA) announced it was updating its list of substances prohibited from use in cosmetics. The new prohibition list of substances will be effective on July 1, 2022.

In the update, there are four new entries.

Changes Ref. No. Chemical name/INN CAS No. Requirement
New 647' Alanroot oil (Inula helenium L.) 97676-35-2 Ban
New 648' Rauwolfia serpentina L., alkaloids and their salts 90106-13-1 Ban
New 649' Yohimbine and its salts 146-48-5 Ban
New 650' Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.f. - Ban

The following two entries have also been removed due to duplication in the prohibition list. Stakeholders should be aware the prohibition on these two kinds of substances remains valid.

Changes Ref.No Chemical name/INN CAS No.
Removed 562 Bithionol (INN) 97-18-7
Removed 572 Beryllium and its compounds 7440-41-7

Reference Source:

  1. TFDA announcement on April 27, 2022
  2. The updated prohibition list of substances in cosmetics use

Next step
Cosmetic players must check if their existing formulations, and formulations in development, contain any of the four newly prohibited substances.

 

Queenie Tse
Cosmetics & Hygiene - Technical Services Manager

 

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