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Restricted Substances for Cosmetics and Hygiene

A comprehensive database of heavy metals, additive use limits and restricted substances for Cosmetics & Hygiene

Manufacturers and retailers of cosmetics and hygiene products are facing fast changing and increasingly complex regulations.
Combining Artificial Intelligence and SGS expertise, Digicomply allows you to access, understand and monitor the most up-to-date international regulations in English, quickly and efficiently.

Restricted Substances CPCH


The Restricted Substances Database provides an easy-to-interpret table that allows you to discover the limits you need by country and/or product category. You can then quickly drill down to the specific part of any regulation related to the highlighted limit. All information is also translated into English.

Access to the Restricted Substances Database turns SGS DIGICOMPLY into a true, single platform for gaining the complete regulatory and product safety picture for your products.  

In particular SGS DIGICOMPLY enables you to search and track prohibited, restricted and allowed ingredients in your products:

  • Horizon Scanning: Monitor in real time thousands of regulatory sources from all over the world with the most comprehensive scanner for Cosmetics and Hygiene products.
    Be alerted of any new regulation update in real time.
  • Regulation Catalogue: Find specific regulations among millions of documents and access its latest version and its English version
  • Regulatory Information Management: Annotate, comment, share regulations, create alerts and dossiers to set up a smooth process to monitor your organizations regulatory information.
  • Restricted Substances: Search and monitor banned, restricted and allowed substances in cosmetics in several regions.ù
  • Market Entry Guides: Navigate local regulatory environment with a trusted source. Our SGS experts summarize applicable regulations per product categories (cosmetics, detergents, OTC, etc) in Digicomply Market Entry Regulatory Guides.

The Restricted Substances Database for Cosmetics contains data from the following markets:

  • United States
  • European Union
  • China
  • Great Britain


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