California Passes a Law to Ban 24 Substances from Cosmetic Products
Starting from January 1, 2025, a person or an entity is prohibited from manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic products that contain the 24 types of intentionally added ingredients.
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The US State of California signed AB2762 (Cosmetic products: safety) into law on September 30, 2020 to ban 24 types of substances in cosmetic products. From January 1, 2025, a person or entity is prohibited from manufacturing, selling, delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic products that contain the intentionally added ingredients in Table 1.
|10||m-Phenylenediamine and its salts
|11||o-Phenylenediamine and its salts
Table 1. Intentionally added ingredients banned by AB2762
This law also prohibits the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and their salts in cosmetic products to be placed in California, see Table 2.
|12||Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS);
|14||Diethanolamine perfluorooctane sulfonate
|15||Ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
|16||Lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate;
|17||Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
|22||Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)
Table 2. PFAS, and their salts, banned by AB2762
The presence of technically unavoidable trace quantities of the above ingredients due to impurities of natural or synthetic ingredients, the manufacturing process, storage, or migration from packaging is not within the scope of violation.
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