27 November, 2018, the Official Journal of the European Union released a directive (EU) 2018/1847 to amend the entry 7 of Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the cosmetics products. This directive shall come into force on 16 December, 2018.

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The instructions are as follows:

  1. From 17 June 2019 cosmetic products containing Biphenyl-2-ol and not complying with the conditions laid down in this Regulation shall not be placed on the Union market.
  2. From 17 September 2019 cosmetic products containing Biphenyl-2-ol and not complying with the conditions laid down in this Regulation shall not be made available on the Union market.
  3. From 17 June 2019 cosmetic products containing Sodium 2-biphenylate, Potassium 2-biphenylate or 2-aminoethan-1-ol; 2-phenylphenol as preservatives shall not be placed on the Union market.
  4. From 17 September 2019 cosmetic products containing Sodium 2-biphenylate, Potassium 2-biphenylate or 2-aminoethan-1-ol; 2-phenylphenol as preservatives shall not be made available on the Union market.

The entry 7 of annex V is amended as follows:

Reference number

Substance Identification

Conditions

Wording of conditions of use and warnings

Chemical name/INN

Name of Common Ingredients Glossary

CAS number

EC number

Product type, Body parts

Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation

Other

a

b

c

d

e

f

g

h

i

7

Biphenyl-2-ol (*1)

o-Phenylphenol

90-43-7

201-993-5

(a) Rinse-off Products

(a) 0,2 % (as phenol)

Avoid contact with eyes

(b) Leave-on products

(b) 0,15 % (as phenol)

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