Cosmetics: EU Bans 31 Additional CMR Chemicals

The EU has published EU Regulation 2023/1490 and included 31 carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic for reproduction (CMR) chemicals on the Prohibited Substances List (Annex II) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.

The banned CMR chemicals include:

  • Ammonium bromide
  • Benzophenone
  • Acetamiprid
  • 2,4,6-tri-tert-butylphenol
  • Dibutyltin di(acetate)
  • Bentazone

The ban takes effect on December 1, 2023.

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