New Amendment of European Cosmetic
Directive 76/768/EEC Published
The Commission Directive 2008/42/EC,
amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC (commonly known as "the Cosmetic
Directive"), was published on April 4, 2008. This new amendment adapted
technical progress to amend Annex II List of Substances which must not
form part of the Composition of Cosmetic Products and Annex III Part I
List of Substances which Cosmetic Products must not contain Except subject
to the Restrictions and Conditions laid down.
This amendment affects many fragrance
compounds used in cosmetic products. Based on the IFRA (International
Fragrance Association) Code of Practice, new restrictions of use on specific
fragrance compounds like Hydroxycitronellal, Isoeugenol and Methyl-2-octynoate
and on the specifications of the d-Limonene have been included. The list
of fragrance compounds with specifications and usage restrictions have
also been extended.
Member states should transpose this
Directive to their local regulation by October 4, 2008. No person shall
market products not complying with these new requirements in any EU Member
states after October 4, 2009.
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