EU to Ban 12 Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

EU to Ban 12 Nanomaterials in Cosmetics

Different types of gold nanoparticles, including colloidal gold, gold thioethylamino hyaluronic acid, and acetyl heptapeptide-9 colloidal gold, have been banned by the European Commission for use in cosmetic products.

The European Commission has notified the World Trade Organisation of a draft amendment adding 12 nanomaterials to the list of substances banned under the Cosmetic Products Regulation.

They are:

– Styrene/acrylates copolymer
– Sodium styrene/acrylates copolymer
– Copper
– Colloidal copper
– Hydroxyapatite, gold
– Colloidal gold
– Gold thioethylamino hyaluronic acid
– Acetyl heptapeptide-9 colloidal gold
– Platinum
– Colloidal platinum
– Acetyl tetrapeptide-17 colloidal platinum

This measure is based on opinions reached by the EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety in 2021, identifying a basis of concern for the substances. It will be open for a 60-day comment period at the WTO, and is expected to be adopted in the EU in Q3, with entry into force 20 days after publication in the Official Journal.


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