California’s PFAS Ban In Cosmetics Limited To Intentionally Added Substances, Effective In 2025
Legislation awaiting the governor’s signature in California will ban the “forever chemicals” from cosmetics when intentionally added beginning in 2025, reflecting successful industry advocacy efforts.
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The agency’s committees for Risk Assessment and Socio-Economic Analysis will check comments and take relevant evidence-based information into consideration as they develop their opinions. Final opinions will be delivered to the European Commission “in the shortest possible timeframe,” ECHA says.
From PFAS to key preservatives, cosmetic ingredients are in state lawmakers’ crosshairs around the US, and not just substances prohibited in the European Union. Industry insiders discussed the situation at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum last month.
HBW Insight spoke with the Personal Care Products Council’s Karin Ross, executive VP of government affairs, and Tom Myers, executive vice president for legal and regulatory affairs and general counsel, to discuss the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act and PCPC’s role to support members’ compliance going forward.