European Commission holds public consultation on the revision of the Cosmetics Regulation
The Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (Cosmetics Regulation) is the basic legal act regulating the marketing and distribution of cosmetic products within the European Union.
The targeted review of the Cosmetics Regulation stems from the need to address the issues identified during the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainable Development (CSS) phase of the EU’s Green Deal policy.
As part of the review of the Cosmetics Regulation, the European Commission is considering, among other things:
– introducing an automatic ban on the most harmful chemicals in cosmetic products (by extending the general approach to risk management) and allowing their use only where necessary for society;
– improving the effectiveness, efficiency and consistency of the safety assessment of a chemical substance under the “one assessment per substance” approach and the possibility to allocate the work of SCCS to ECHA;
– introducing provisions to take into account the cumulative effects of chemicals;
– streamlining the scientific assessment of cosmetic products by transferring the work of the SCCS Committee to the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) for cosmetics;
– harmonisation of the definition of nanomaterial;
-changes to the labelling of cosmetic products.
The consultation runs from 29 March 2022 to 21 June 2022, and the document is expected to be adopted in Q4 2022.
We encourage you to participate directly in the ongoing public consultation.