New catalogue of nanomaterials used in cosmetics is now online
Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup. These products are regulated at European level to ensure consumer safety and to secure an internal market for cosmetics.
Commission Regulation (EU) 2017/2228 of 4 December 2017 amending Annex III to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products
Today the Commission published the first version of a catalogue of nanomaterials in cosmetics on the EU market.
The catalogue collects information received from operators on nanomaterials present in cosmetic products. This includes nanomaterials used as colourants, preservatives and UV-filters. The catalogue indicates the categories of cosmetic products and foreseeable exposure conditions.
In the EU, operators (e.g. manufacturers, importers, etc.) must notify the cosmetic products notification portal (CPNP) of cosmetic products and whether they contain nanomaterials.
The Commission used industry notifications to the CPNP to put together the catalogue of nanomaterials. It currently contains 43 substance