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The ASEAN Cosmetic Committee has agreed to a series of updates to the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive.

SAFEGUARDS | Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household NO. 040/18

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At the 27th ASEAN Cosmetic Committee Meeting a series of updates were agreed.

The updates include:

  • A ban on three fragrance allergens

  • An update of the directive on use in cosmetic products containing hair dye ingredients

  • A restriction of use for Zinc Oxide

  • A restriction of use for one preservative

These changes follow the updating of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009 in Europe.

Reference No.
Substance Name
CAS Number
Requirement
Implementation Date
Annex II entry 1381
3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde (HICC)

51414-25-6/31906-04-4

Prohibited

August 23, 2019 (New products)
August 23, 2021(Existing products)
Annex II entry 1382
2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde(atranol)
526-37-4
Prohibited
August 23, 2019 (New products)
August 23, 2021(Existing products)
Annex II entry 1383
3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl-benzaldehyde (chloroatranol)
57074-21-2
Prohibited
August 23, 2019 (New products)
August 23, 2021 (Existing products)
Annex III entries
8, 8a, 9, 9a, 16, 22, 189-205, 208, 222, 223, 225, 227, 230, 232, 234,
237-239, 241-246, 248-285, 289-311
All oxidative and non-oxidative hair dye ingredients
/
Direction for use ‘wear suitable gloves’ must be included in label or leaflet
December 1, 2020
Annex IV
Zinc Oxide

/
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user’s lungs by inhalation
December 1, 2018
Annex VI entry 57
Methylisothiazolinone
2682-20-4
Maximum permissible concentration in rinse off cosmetic products: 0.0015%
June 1, 2019

Source of Information:

  1. Updates to the Annexes of the ACD adopted at 27th ACC Meeting issued by Health Sciences Authority in Singapore [1]

  2. FDA Circular No. 2018-003 issued by FDA Philippines [2]

For enquiries, please contact:

Queenie TSE

Consumer and Retail
Cosmetics, Personal Care and Household (CPCH)
Senior Technical Service Executive
t: +852 2765 3672 (ext 1672)

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