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China Releases Limit for Benzene in Cosmetics and New Toxicology and Chemical Testing Methods for Cosmetics
China Releases Limit for Benzene in Cosmetics and New Toxicology and Chemical Testing Methods for Cosmetics

China becomes the first market in the world to set a limit for benzene as an impurity in cosmetics.

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EU Revises Cosmetic Requirements on the Use of Two UV Filters

European Commission revises the maximum concentration levels for the use of Benzophenone-3 and...

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EU Revises the Threshold of ‘Contains Formaldehyde’ Warning in Cosmetic Products

European Commission reduces the threshold of specific warning ‘contains formaldehyde’ in cosmetic...

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Taiwan Revises List Of Substances Prohibited From Use In Cosmetics

Taiwan’s prohibition list of substances for use in cosmetics has been updated and will come into...

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EU Publishes Updated Glossary of Common Ingredient Names for Cosmetic Labeling

The European Commission has published an updated Glossary of Common Ingredient Names. The industry...

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Deadline approaches for compliance with EU Regulation 2020/1683, restriction on hair and eyelash dye products

From June 3, 2022, hair and eyelash dye products containing 1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene,...

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US States Regulate PFAS in Cosmetics and Personal Care Products

Concerns over per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), including PFOS and PFOA, continue to...

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Deadline Approaches for Compliance with EU Regulation 2021/1099 Restrictions on Cosmetic Products

The transition deadline for new requirements on Dihydroxyacetone in cosmetic products is...

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China Releases New Regulation on Adverse Reactions in Cosmetics

China has released its first regulation establishing detailed requirements on adverse reactions for...

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Hair Dyes
FDA Ban on Lead Acetate as a Color Additive in Hair Dyes Comes into Effect

FDA repealed the stay for final rule on banning lead acetate as a color additive in cosmetic hair...

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California’s ‘Cosmetics Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act of 2020’ Comes into Effect

Suppliers of cosmetics in California are now required to declare allergens and designated chemical...

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European Commission Restricts the Use of Methyl-N-methylanthranilate (M-N-MA) in Cosmetics

With the latest update to Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/135 on January 31, 2022, the use of...

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Hong Kong releases Mercury Control Ordinance

Mercury Control Ordinance came into effective in Hong Kong on December 1, 2021.

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