Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/35

Commission Regulation (EU) 2018/35

Dear Colleagues!

We hurry to inform you that tomorrow, January 31, 2020, REGULATION// COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2018/35 of 10 January 2018 amending Annex XVII to Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council concerning the Registration, Evaluation, Authorisation and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH) as regards octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (‘D4’) and decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (‘D5’) will come into force. The concentration limit of 0,1 % set by this restriction effectively ensures that all intentional use of D4 and D5 will cease since those substances must be present in wash-off cosmetic products in a much higher concentration to perform their intended function.

Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (‘D4’), INCI: Сyclotetrasiloxane is TOTALLY PROHIBIDED from June 12, 2019: : Annex II ,1388, Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane   CAS 556-67-2, EC 209-136-7, according to COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/831 of 22 May 2019 amending Annexes II, III and V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products (Text with EEA relevance), this means that the restriction to a concentration of 0.1 % in rinse - off products applies to Cyclopentasiloxane: Decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5), CAS No 541-02-6, EC No 208-764-9.

Quiestion with Cyclomethicone (Cyclomethicone is a mixture of low molecular weight volatile cyclic siloxanes, the principal ingredients of which are octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4), decamethylcyclopentasiloxane (D5) and dodecamethylcyclohexasiloxane (D6), in varying proportions. Cyclomethicone is a generic name for a mixture of cyclic dimethyl polysiloxane compounds) is open,most likely the ban will affect in the future.

We recommend that urgently remove products containing this ingredient from market, change the Formulas, and conduct new tests.

We are ready to update safety reports. It is necessary to conduct an audit of all products for the content of prohobited and restricted ingredients in your products.

We can check all the Formulas for your products for an additional fee.