Asean updates Cosmetics Directive to ban fragrance ingredients

Asean updates Cosmetics Directive to ban fragrance ingredients

The Asean Cosmetics Committee has updated its Cosmetics Directive to include the ban of three fragrance ingredients, effective 23 August, 2019.

The ingredients are 3-and 4-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC); 2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (atranol); and 3-chloro-2,6-dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (chloroatranol).

As of 23 August, 2019, the ingredients will be banned from all new cosmetic products, while any existing products on the market containing the ingredients will be banned from 23 August, 2021.

The committee made additional amends to its directive, which included a reduced maximum concentration of 2-methyl-2H-isothiazol-3-one (INCI) methylisothiazolinone in rinse-off cosmetics from 0.01% to 0.0015 percent, which will come into effect from 1 June 2019, the prohibition of zinc oxide where exposure could lead to lung exposure, as of 1 December 2018, and, commencing 1 December, 2010, the labelling of ‘must wear suitable gloves’ for oxidative and non-oxidative.

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