Publication of HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC restriction – IL 078

Hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) and Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate (Di-HEMA TMHDC) are two colorless viscous liquids that readily polymerize when exposed to UV-light. Because of their physical properties, these monomers are typically used in nail enhancement products. The skin sensitization potential of these cosmetic ingredients raised concerns since 2016. The restriction of HEMA and Di-HEMA TMHDC to professional […]

European Regulatory Developments on Endocrine Disruptors

The WHO defines an endocrine disruptor as ‘an exogenous substance or mixture that alters function(s) of the endocrine system and consequently causes adverse health effects in an intact organism, or its progeny, or (sub)populations’. This definition has been retained by the European Union, which started a number of developments to better regulate these substances in […]

The ‘Omnibus Regulation’

‘Omnibus Regulation 2019’ : Update December 13th, 2019 As estimated below, the Omnibus Regulation 2019 has been published and we invite you to consult the legal text EU No 2019/1966. The main (if not unique) impact of this new Regulation on the cosmetic industry concerns the use of Salicylic Acid and its salts. Furthermore, the transition period […]

Recent European Developments on Cannabis Derivatives

Cannabis derivatives such as Hemp seed oil and Cannabidiol (CBD) are very fashionable those last days and many cosmetic brands pay attention to this new market trend. As usual, new developments, new technologies and new practices raise legal questions and the European Authorities start to raise questions (and sometimes concerns) about these Cannabis derivatives. Following […]

Cosmetic Claims in the EU

Follow-up February 17th, 2019 The new guidelines interpreting the ‘Common Criteria’ for the justification of marketing claims in the European Union will be implemented on July 2nd, 2019. From this date, National Authorities and Courts of Justice will start to use these guidelines as a reference. The new rules have serious consequences as some very […]

A Brief Reminder of the Language Requirements

BIORIUS realized that many of its clients are confused by the language requirements in the EU. Although this aspect falls under the responsibility of your distributors (according to Article 6 of the EU Cosmetics Regulation), it is important to make a reminder of the rules currently in application as the design and edition of labels […]

The Management of Heavy Metals in the EU

Like almost every cosmetics legislation in the world, the EU Cosmetics Regulation prohibits the use of heavy metals in cosmetic products. Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Lead (Pb) and Antimony (Sb) have the greatest potential to cause harm and are responsible for serious diseases. Other metals such as Nickel (Ni) or Chromium (Cr) are […]

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