EC Standing Committee votes through fragrance allergens and preservatives ban

EC Standing Committee votes through fragrance allergens and preservatives ban

The European Commission’s Standing Committee on Cosmetic Products has passed a proposal to ban three fragrance allergens, atranol, chlorotranol and HICC, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.

Products containing the allergens will be banned from sale four years after the regulation comes into force, with a marketing ban for two years prior to that.

The Committee has also given its nod to a regulation that would restrict the use of zinc oxide as a colorant as well as a reduction in the permitted concentration of preservative MIT in rinse-off cosmetics to 15 ppm, down from the current allowable level of 100ppm.

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