Cosmetic products are regulated by 2 main pieces of legislation in Europe: Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products and Commission Regulation (EU) No 655/2013 laying down common criteria for the justification of claims used in relation to cosmetic products.
On 20th March 2019, the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) published the Committee for Socio-Economic Analysis (SEAC) conclusion about the hazardous chemicals restriction in tattoo inks and permanent make-up.
No more phenoxyethanol in "non-rinsed" cosmetic products for children
On 20th April 2019, the French Agence Nationale de Sécurité du Médicament et des Prouits de Santé (ANSM) published a decision about "non-rinsed" cosmetic products (excluding deodorants, styling products and make-up products) containing phenoxyethanol as preservative.
Reinstatement of Color Additive Listing for Lead Acetate
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reinstating the provision removed in October 2018 to amend the color additive regulations to no longer provide for the use of lead acetate in cosmetics intended for coloring hair on the scalp.
On 12th April 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Final Rule for Antiseptic Rubs; these products containing ineligible active ingredients, that are not Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective, will require approval under a new drug application (NDA) or abbreviated new drug application (ANDA) prior to marketing.