EMEA Sun Care Regulatory Updates
- What are the sunscreen regulations in EMEA?
- What UV filters are allowed in EMEA?
- SCCS Update
- REACH update
|What are the sun care regulations in EU?||Sun care products are considered cosmetics in the EU and are therefore regulated by the Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009. Annex VI of the Cosmetic Products Regulation lists the UV filters that are allowed in cosmetic products along with their maximum concentrations and any other conditions associated with their use.|
What UV filters are allowed in EMEA?
|SCCS Update||The SCCS (Scientific Committee that advises European Commission) has been mandated by the European Commission on certain substances with respect to opinions on endocrine disrupting properties. The SCCS has a deadline of 9 months to publish its Scientific Opinions. Ashland is working with our customers through the EFfCI for this initiative. EEFCI has already submitted data for these purposes. Sept 2020: The deadline for scientific opinions on two UV filters – octocrylene and benzophenone-3 – in the EU has been extended until January 2021 (originally due November 2020). The homosalate deadline has not been extended.|
|REACH update||All Escalol™ UV filters that Ashland places on the European market are REACH compliant. They are registered by Ashland, or by Ashland suppliers, or they are exempted from registration.|
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