Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products

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Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009

Title: Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of November 30, 2009 on cosmetic products
(not official)
Cosmetics Ordinance
Scope: EEA
Legal matter: Consumer law
Basis: TFEU , in particular Art. 95
Procedure overview: European Commission
European Parliament
To be used from: July 11th 2013
Reference: OJ L 342 of December 22, 2009, pp. 59-209
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The Regulation (EC) no. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products of 30 November 2009 harmonized legislation on cosmetic products in the European Community, simplifies procedures and establishes certain elements such as market surveillance in order to ensure a high level of protection of human health ( Recital 3 of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 ). It has been in force in all member states of the European Union since July 11, 2013 and replaces Directive 76/768 / EEC on cosmetic products .

The ordinance regulates the essential requirements and obligations for cosmetic products. These are “substances or mixtures which are intended to come into contact with the parts of the human body (skin, hair system, nails, lips and external intimate regions) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity exclusive or predominant purpose of cleaning them, scenting them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or influencing body odor ”(Art. 2 (1) (a) of the Regulation). The regulation is supplemented by Regulation (EC) 655/2013 on the establishment of common criteria for justifying advertising claims in connection with cosmetic products and Regulation (EU) 2015/1298 of July 28, 2015.

Accountability for safety and restrictions on materials to be used

The general principle of the responsibility of the manufacturer or importer for the safety of the cosmetic product is supplemented by restrictions for some substances via Annexes II to VI:

  • Annex I: Cosmetic Product Safety Report
  • Annex II: List of substances that are prohibited
  • Appendix III: List of substances that may be included with restrictions
  • Annex IV: List of approved dyes
  • Appendix V: List of Approved Preservatives
  • Annex VI: List of approved UV filters
  • Annex VII: Symbols to be used on packaging / containers
  • Annex VIII: List of validated alternative methods to animal experiments (previously without entry)

According to recital 64 of the regulation, in particular "the Commission should be given the power to adapt the annexes of this regulation to technical progress".

Delimitation from the European Directive 76/768 / EEC

Among other things, new in the regulation in relation to Directive 76/768 / EEC on cosmetic products is the obligation of manufacturers to report cosmetic products to the EU via the Cosmetic Products Notification Portal (CPNP) . Among other things, the frame recipe and product label must be stored; previous national reporting requirements no longer apply.

Animal testing

The regulation restricts animal experiments in accordance with European Council Directive 86/609 / EEC of November 24, 1986 on the approximation of the legal and administrative provisions of the member states for the protection of animals used for experiments and other scientific purposes . According to Article 7 of this directive, animal experiments may not be carried out if scientifically satisfactory alternatives are available. This is reflected in the proposed ban on animal experiments in the regulation.

See also

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. Regulation (EU) No. 655/2013 (PDF)
  2. Regulation (EU) 2015/1298 (PDF)