50th IFRA Standard Amendment.

 

We would like to remind you of the 50th IFRA Standards Amendment. The document assumes withdrawal of Mintlactone from list of fragrance ingredients.

The 50th amendment is effective from 30 August 2021 for newly introduced products and from 30 August 2022 for products that are currently on the market. The document directly concerns suppliers of raw materials, however, cosmetic manufacturers should contact their suppliers and verify that the new guidelines will not affect the need for changes in the formulation of products. 

Changes should be of particular interest to manufacturers, who in the formulation of their cosmetics contain Mintlacotne. For more information, please read the IFRA documents. 

 → https://ifrafragrance.org

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We are happy to inform you that Annel is supporting No Shame Foundation, which helps and educates people who suffer from psoriasis and other skin diseases. 
 
No Shame Foundation is in a process of creating a cosmetic ranking on their website where it will present information about the cosmetic products’ ingredients and efficacy of the products formulated specifically for people suffering from various skin conditions.
 
This could be a start of cooperation between our clients and No Shame Foundation as our customers could be interested in presenting their products to the clients in Poland (there are plans that the Foundation will also publish their website in English in order to reach a wider audience).
 
To see the cosmetic ranking please click here: No Shame Foundation – Rank
 

The use of Butylphenyl Methylpropional shall be prohibited in cosmetic products from 1st March 2022.

 

EU bans the use of a common fragrance ingredient: Butylphenyl Methylpropional (also known as BMHCA or Lilial).

European Commission Delegated Regulation (EU) 2020/1182  the 15th Adaptation to Technical Progress (ATP) of the Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, has been published in The Official Journal of the European Union on 11  August  2020. 

The fragrance ingredient butylphenyl methylpropional (Lilial, BMHCA) was classified  as toxic to reproduction (Repr. 1B – CMR 1B).

By default, the use of substances classified as CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic to reproduction, under the CLP Regulation) is banned (European Cosmetics Regulation). Consequently, Butylphenyl Methylpropional will be banned from cosmetic products from 1st March 2022 and the ingredient will be included in the Annex II (list of substances prohibited in cosmetic products) of the European Cosmetics Regulation.

Cosmetic  Products  Regulation prohibits substances classified as CMR  under the CLP Regulation  from  being  used  in cosmetic products, unless a specific exemption is granted.  

Exemption conditions for CMR category 1A and 1B substances  include: 

  1. Compliance with the food safety requirements as defined in Regulation (EC) No 178/2002;

  2. There are no suitable alternative substances available;

  3. The application is made for a particular use of the product category with a known exposure;

  4. The substance has been evaluated and found safe by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for use in cosmetic products;

BMHCA does not meet the criteria for exemption.   The SCCS have previously concluded that the use of BMHCA is not considered safe for use in cosmetics (SCCS/ 1591/17).  Subsequently,  the EU Commission will include  BMHCA  into Annex II (prohibited substances)  of  the  Cosmetic Product Regulation from 1 March 2022.

Please, remember that all products containing BMHCA must be off the shelf by this date.

Cosmetic products containing this ingredient can be reformulated, which means that new product safety reports must be performed and labels may need to be corrected.


49th IFRA Standard Amendment.

 

We would like to remind you of the 49th IFRA Standards Amendment The document assumes changes within the improved methodology for quantitative risk assessment, leading to a re-establishment of product classes.

Additional standards have been introduced, including new restrictions and the withdrawal of certain fragrances. Restrictions on the use of phototoxic substances in rinse-out products have also been taken into account. 

The 49th amendment is effective from 10 February 2021 for newly introduced products and from 10 February 2022 for products that are currently on the market. The document directly concerns suppliers of raw materials, however, cosmetic manufacturers should contact their suppliers and verify that the new guidelines will not affect the need for changes in the formulation of products. 

Changes should be of particular interest to manufacturers, who in the formulation of their cosmetics contain citrus essential oils. For more information, please read the IFRA documents

 → https://ifrafragrance.org/safe-use/standards-guidance