Climbazole uses amended at the Regulation (EU) 2019/698
It was published on 30th April 2019 a new amending of the Annexes III and V of the cosmetic regulation, changing the use dosage of the substance 1-(4-Chlorophenoxy)-1-(imidazol-1-yl)-3,3-dimethylbutan-2-one, which has been assigned the INCI name Climbazole.
There is a potential risk to human health arising from the use of Climbazole as a preservative or as a non-preservative at cosmetic products.
The use of Climbazole as a preservative should therefore only be allowed in face cream, hair lotion, foot care products and rinse-off shampoo. The maximum concentration should be 0,2 % for face cream, hair lotion and foot care products and 0,5 % for rinse-off shampoo.
The use of Climbazole as a non-preservative should be restricted to rinse-off shampoo, when the substance is used as an anti-dandruff agent. For such use, the maximum concentration should be 2 %.
The industry should be allowed a reasonable period of time to adapt to the new requirements by making the necessary adjustments to product formulations to ensure that only products complying with the new requirements are placed on the market.
From 27th November 2019 cosmetic products containing Climbazole for the functions mentioned and not complying with the restrictions and conditions laid down in the Regulation shall not be placed on the Union market.
From 27th November 2020 cosmetic products containing Climbazole for the functions mentioned and not complying with the restrictions and conditions laid down in the Regulation shall not be available on the Union market.
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LINK to the information: https://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32019R0698&from=EN