Category Archives: cosmetics

New Danish report on PFAS in Cosmetics

In October 2018, the Danish Environmental Protection Agency published the project report: Survey of chemical substances in consumer products No. 169 with the title: Risk assessment of fluorinated substances in cosmetic products. The authors were Anna Brinch and Frans Cristensen from COWI A/S, together with Allan Astrup Jensen from NIPSECT. The chemical analyses were performed…
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Three siloxanes to be restricted in Europe

On January 11, 2018, ECHA, as requested by the European Commission, included dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) in a previous restriction intent of octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) and Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) submitted on 13 April 2017. Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4) Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) Dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6) The scope of the restriction is that leave-on personal care products and other consumer/professional products (e.g. dry cleaning, waxes and…
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Methyl isothiazolinone banned in the EU

The Danish EPA has just announced that the potent allergen: methyl isothiazolinone (MI) after Danish pressure will be banned in the whole European Union for use in cosmetics, such as make-up, body lotion, creme and deodorant. However, MI will still be permitted in rinse-off-products such as handsoap, shampoo and barber foam. Simultaneously, Norway has pressed for and succeeded in getting MI banned in…
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