On February 1, 2022, the European Commission introduced amendments to the Annexes of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on Cosmetic Products.
The new amendments comprise:
- Prohibition of 14 ingredients
- Removal of 1 prohibited ingredient
- Restriction of 2 new ingredients including Methyl-N-methylanthranilate (M-N-MA)
- Revision of 1 permitted preservative
Given that these new restrictions may require a reformulation of cosmetics or a change to their packaging. The European Commission provided a grace period till August 21, 2022, for the implementation.
Additionally, as of November 21, 2022, products that do not meet the requirements must be withdrawn from the market.