EU amended cosmetic ingredient standards (EC), added several prohibited ingredients and changed limited ingredient list. As a cosmetic regulation sample, EU’s regulation has long been followed by Asia Pacific, and this amendment may affect ingredient standards in Asia Pacific.
On Aug, 3th 2017, EU added 3-and4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC), atranol, and chloroatranol these three ingredients into cosmetic prohibited list, and deleted 3-and4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC) from limited list (which originally allowed to use within the restriction). This amendment will be effective from on Aug.23th 2017. EU’s cosmetic ingredients standard will affect the issuance of those in Asia Pacific.