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   Review of
the Year
3 by Caroline Rainsford, Head of Scientific & Environmental Services, CTPA
 European Cosmetic Products Regulation
  The EU Cosmetic Products Regulation (EC) No.1223/2009 (hereafter referred to as the Cosmetics Regulation) is a dynamic piece of legislation which is regularly
updated to ensure the highest standards of human safety, based on the latest available information and cutting-edge science. During 2019, seven Adaptations to Technical Progress (ATPs) to the Cosmetics Regulation were published to update the ingredient Annexes. Not only did these include new restrictions, but also the addition of a new preservative to Annex V and a new UV filter to Annex VI.
Digital Ingredients List
CTPA continues to support and promote the
Cosmetics Europe initiative for the voluntary implementation of the Digital Ingredients List (DIL).
In addition to the mandatory labelling of the ingredients list on the product packaging, this initiative promotes conveying ingredients information through the digital medium. The voluntary implementation of the DIL aims to modernise the way in which consumers access the ingredients list for cosmetic products,
whilst also providing an accurate and reliable digital source of ingredient-related information.
CTPA ran several webinars during 2019 to explain the DIL initiative and to provide members with an opportunity to ask questions on the practical aspects of implementation.
CTPA also monitors the work of the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), because the SCCS’ conclusions on the safety of cosmetic ingredients directly impact how these ingredients are regulated within the Annexes to the Cosmetics Regulation. In 2019, four mandates, three draft opinions and 11 final opinions were issued by the SCCS, along with revised guidance for the safety assessment of nanomaterials.

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