EC Notifies WTO of Prohibition of 12 Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

Nanomaterials Cosmetics Bottle Cream Regulation
On 11 February 2022, The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organization (WTO) of a draft amendment to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products.
The draft amendment would revise Annex II to the Cosmetics Regulation ‘List of substances prohibited in cosmetic products’ to implement uniformly within the internal market the prohibition of 12 nanomaterials for which a basis of concern has been identified. These 12 ingredients in the nano-form are:
  • Styrene/Acrylates copolymer
  • Sodium Styrene/Acrylates copolymer
  • Copper
  • Colloidal Copper
  • Hydroxyapatite
  • Gold
  • Colloidal Gold
  • Gold Thioethylamino Hyaluronic Acid
  • Acetyl heptapeptide-9 Colloidal gold
  • Platinum
  • Colloidal Platinum
  • Acetyl tetrapeptide-17 Colloidal Platinum
The final date for comment is 60 days from notification. The proposed date of adoption is set for the third quarter of 2022. The amendments to the Regulation will enter into force 20 days after its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
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