Embrace the solution: Full Allergen Testing for Cosmetics

Published: 13-Feb-2024

On 26 July 2023, the EU Commission published the Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 amending the Cosmetic Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 concerning Allergens

The update concerns the inclusion of new substances as well as revised restrictions concerning Cosmetic Product Labelling. Specifically, it expands the number of allergens to be indicated in the INCI list of a finished cosmetic product, if present at levels greater than 0.001% for leave-on products or 0.01% for rinse-off products.

Who is affected by the Regulation (EU) 2023/1545?

Fragrance allergens are substances that can cause allergic reactions to some individuals when present in cosmetic products. In this context, both manufacturers of raw materials and cosmetic producers are affected by the amendment.

It is undoubtedly crucial that identifying allergenic ingredients in an accurate and reliable way is of high importance for both manufacturers and producers. Fragrance manufacturers will need to update lists of allergens, and cosmetic producers will need to update the ingredients listed on product labels.

By providing accurate allergens lists and by labelling the product accordingly, both manufacturers of raw materials and cosmetic producers ensure: Regulatory Compliance, Ingredient Safety, Labelling Accuracy, Consumer Safety.

When should the Beauty Industry adopt new changes?

Beauty brands must ensure compliance withing the following timelines: July 31, 2026, for new cosmetic products to enter the EU market and July 31, 2028, for cosmetic products that are already on the EU market.

How to achieve Compliance?

Allergen Testing for cosmetics supports the development of safe beauty and personal care products and guarantees safe product labelling. QACS is your trusted partner on this new challenge. QACS, The Challenge Test Laboratory is EN ISO/IEC 17025 accredited and GMP compliant with an experience of 20+ years in the field of cosmetic testing. Our expert team of scientists, has developed an accurate method for the efficient determination and quantification of new and existing allergenic fragrance substances in both raw materials and finished products. Allergen Testing from QACS Lab is provided in state of the art facilities to customers worldwide, assisting you in achieving consistency and reliability in your product labelling.

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