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PUBLICATION OF REGULATION (EC) 2022/1531 (OMNIBUS V). THE USE OF METHYL SALICYLATE IS RESTRICTED

On May 28, the Official Regulation (EU) 2021/849 was published which modifies the classification of Methyl Salicylate as a CMR substance (Repr.2). Due to this reason, the use of Methyl Salicylate has been restricted again in Annex III.


The entry into force of the new restrictions will be on December 17, 2022. From this date, products that do not comply with the new conditions of use cannot be placed on the market or marketed. THERE WILL BE NO TRANSITIONAL PERIODS.


NEW CONDITIONS OF USE OF METHYL SALICYLATE:

a. Leave-on skin products (except facial makeup, spray body lotion, spray deodorant and hydroalcoholic fragrances) and leave-on hair products (except spray products).

Maximum concentration: 0.06%


c. Facial makeup (except lip products, eye makeup and makeup remover).

Maximum concentration: 0.05%


d. Eye makeup and makeup remover. Maximum concentration: 0.002%


e. Leave-on hair products (aerosol). Maximum concentration: 0.009%


f. Deodorant spray. Maximum concentration: 0.003%


g. Spray body lotion. Maximum concentration: 0.04%


h. Skin lightening products (except for hand washing) and hair lightening products. Maximum concentration: 0.06%


i. Hand washing. Maximum concentration: 0.6%


j. Hydroalcoholic fragrances. Maximum concentration: 0.6%


k. lip products. Maximum concentration: 0.03%


l. Toothpaste. Maximum concentration: 2.52%


m. Mouthwash intended for children between 6 and 10 years old. Maximum oncentration: 0.1%


n. Mouthwash intended for children over 10 years and adults. Maximum concentration: 0.6%


o. mouth spray Maximum concentration: 0.65%

In addition, its use in products for children under 6 years of age is prohibited, except in oothpastes whose maximum concentration of use will be 2.52%.

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