THE WHAT? The South Korean Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) is poised to ban the use of persistent organic pollutants (POPs) and eight perfluorinated compounds in cosmetics, according to a report published by Chemical Watch.
THE DETAILS The governing body has published a draft amendment to the legislative framework that governs cosmetic safety that, if passed, will prohibit the use of named ingredients in those categories and also allow some nine substances to be used in hair dye products and set upper concentration limits for the same.
A public consultation on the new rules closed on January 17.
THE WHY? With consumers gravitating towards clean beauty products, regulators are under pressure to ensure that cosmetic products contain no nasties.