Nanomaterials

Information about the compliance with the new Regulation 1223/2009/EC of nanomaterials used in cosmetic products is covered in article 16.

Nanomaterials are insoluble or bio-persistent particles intentionally manufactured. The dimension of 1 nanomaterial particle is smaller than 100nm.

Nanomaterials that are not present in the Annexes IV, V and VI, of the new Regulation 1223/2009/EC, must be notified to the CPNP.

This notification is to be completed by the Responsible Person 6 months prior placing the finished cosmetic product on the market. The CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notifications Portal) of the European Commission supports the notification of nanomaterials as well.

The European Commission has indicated that they will be publishing the nanomaterials catalogue which will be listing the nanomaterials for which the safety concerns were assessed and as such these specific nanomaterials will not need to be notified anymore.

The presence of nanomaterials in a cosmetic product must be indicated in the product’s labeling information.


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