COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) …/… of XXX amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards the use in cosmetic products of certain substances classified as carcinogenic, mutagenic or toxic for reproduction

1. The draft Regulation seeks to amend Annexes II, III and V contained in Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (‘EU Cosmetic Products Regulation’) which apply to products placed on the EU market. The Annexes to the Regulation set restrictions on the ingredients that can be used in cosmetic products. As the EU Cosmetics Products Regulation is included in Annex 2 of the Northern Ireland Protocol, this update to the technical annexes will also apply to cosmetic products placed on the market in Northern Ireland.

2. The amendments and correction concern one chemical and its use in cosmetic products, (T-4)- bis[1-(hydroxy-.kappa.O)pyridine-2(1H)-thionato-.kappa.S] zinc (Zinc Pyrithione). It is currently allowed for use in cosmetic products under restricted conditions. Following the classification of Zinc Pyrithione as a CMR (carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic) chemical, the EU has added it to the Annex of prohibited substances, and removed it from the list substances permitted under restricted conditions, for products placed on the EU market and the same will apply to cosmetics placed on the market in Northern Ireland.

3. A number of other chemicals that are not currently used in cosmetics, which have also been classified as CMRs, have also been added to the annex of substances prohibited for future use in cosmetics.

Topic  Consumer issues 
Department  DBEIS 
Council Reference  10706/21 
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  1. 10706/21 - 391 KB - pdf
  2. 10706/21 + Add 1 - 384 KB - pdf
  3. EM 10706/21 - 84 KB - pdf

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