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Parabens - Summary of Future Changes


Substances: Isopropylparaben, Isobutylparaben, Phenylparaben, Benzylparaben and Pentylparaben

Future Status: Status changing - Significant dates: 30 Oct 2014 and 30 July 2015

From 30 October 2014 only cosmetic products which comply shall be placed on the Union market. From 30 July 2015 only cosmetic products which comply shall be made available on the Union market. Annex V listing following publication of Regulation No. 358/2014.

No longer permitted See Annex II, entries 1374-1378, Annex V listing following publication of Regulation No. 1004/2014

 

Substances: Methylparaben, Potassium Ethylparaben, Potassium Paraben, Sodium Methylparaben, Sodium Ethylparaben, Ethylparaben, Sodium Paraben, Potassium Methylparaben and Calcium Paraben

Future Status: Status unchanged

Annex V listing following publication of Regulation No. 358/2014, 0,4 % (as acid) for single ester, 0,8 % (as acid) for mixtures of esters‰Ûª Annex V, entry 12. Annex V listing following publication of Regulation No. 1004/2014. 0,4 % (as acid) for single ester, 0,8 % (as acid) for mixtures of esters Annex V, entry 12.

 

Substances: Butylparaben, Propylparaben, Sodium Propylparaben, Sodium Butylparaben, Potassium Butylparaben and Potassium Propylparaben.

Future Status: Status changing - Significant dates: 16 April 2015 and 16 October 2015

From 16 April 2015 only cosmetic products which comply shall be placed on the Union market. From 16 October 2015 only cosmetic products which comply shall be made available on the Union market. Annex V listing following publication of Regulation No. 358/2014. 0,4 % (as acid) for single ester, 0,8 % (as acid) for mixtures of esters. Annex V, entry 12. Annex V listing following publication of Regulation No. 1004/2014. 0,14 % (as acid) for the sum of the individual concentrations 0,8 % (as acid) for mixtures of substances mentioned in entry 12 and 12a, where the sum of the individual concentrations of butyl- and propylparaben and their salts does not exceed 0,14 % Not to be used in leave-on products designed for application on the nappy area of children under three years of age. Labelling: For leave-on products designed for children under three years of age: Do not use on the nappy area. New Annex V, entry 12a