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The new hotlist includes amended requirements for four entries and a newly added prohibition on one colorant.

SAFEGUARDS | Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household NO. 099/18

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Following the last update in 2015, Health Canada updated its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist in June. This change follows the proposed amendment published last year.

The new hotlist includes amended requirements for four entries and a newly added prohibition on one colorant.

 

 

Entries Amended

Ingredient CAS No. Requirements
Hotlist 2018
Hotlist 2015
Methylisothiazolinone (MI)
  
2682-20-4
  

(a) Not permitted in leave-on products

(b) 0.0015% in rinse-off products

If MI is present in a formulation with MI/MCI in combination, the cumulative, total concentration of MI and MI/MCI may not exceed 0.0015%

0.01% (as a preservative)
Methylisothiazolinone / Methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI), in combination 26172-55-4; 2682-20-4
  

(a) Not permitted in leave-on products

(b) 0.0015% in rinse-off products

 

If MI is present in a formulation with MI/MCI in combination, the cumulative, total concentration of MI/MCI and MI may not exceed 0.0015%  

(a) Not permitted in leave-on products

(b) 0.0015% in rinse-off products

 

MCI is only permitted in combination with MI.
Oleandrin (Nerium oleander, its extracts and its glycosides) 465-16-7; 84929-39-5
The prohibition entry of ‘Oleandrin’ is expanded and replaced by ‘Nerium oleander, its extracts and its glycosides’. Oleandrin is prohibited.
  
Chloramine T (Chloramine T and related compounds)
  
127-65-1
  
The prohibition entry of ‘Chloramine T’ is amended as ‘Chloramine T and related compounds’ for clarity.
  
Chloramine T is prohibited.
  

Entries Added

Ingredient CAS No. Requirements
Hotlist 2018 Hotlist 2015
Pigment 4 2814-77-9 3% N/A

Next step:

The cosmetic industry must pay attention to the new colorant ban, on Pigment 4, and the tightened limits for the preservative, Methylisothiazolinone. 

Source of Information:

  • Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist 2018 [1]

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