Published: 30 May 2022

What is the GB Mandatory Classification List and why is it Relevant for Cosmetics?

Under the GB Classification, Labelling and Packaging (CLP) Regulation, chemicals (including those used as cosmetic ingredients) may obtain a harmonised classification which is legally binding because it has been identified by the regulator following a thorough assessment and regulatory process.  All GB harmonised classifications are listed in the GB Mandatory Classification List (GB MCL).

If a substance receives a harmonised classification as a Carcinogenic, Mutagenic, or Reprotoxic (CMR) under CLP and this substance is also used as a cosmetic ingredient, the Cosmetics Regulation states in Article 15 that the substance needs a special exemption for continued use in cosmetic products.

CTPA is holding a webinar to provide companies with an overview of how chemicals and cosmetic ingredients are managed under relevant GB legislation.  The interaction between the GB CLP Regulation and the UK Cosmetics Regulation is one of the topics covered by this webinar!

The webinar will be held on 29 June 2022 at 14.00-15.30; it will be free for CTPA members and available for a payable fee of £50 for non-members of the association. 

For more information and to register, please check the events section of the CTPA website.

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