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On February 20th, California Assembly has introduced AB 2762 Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act to prescribe that a cosmetic is adulterated if it contains any of several specified intentionally added ingredients or another chemical identified by the State Department of Public Health.

The bill specifies that beginning January 1st, 2022, a cosmetic is adulterated if it contains any amount of the following intentionally added ingredients:

  1. Dibutyl phthalate
  2. Diethylhexyl phthalate
  3. Formaldehyde
  4. Paraformaldehyde
  5. Methylene glycol
  6. Quaternium-15
  7. Mercury
  8. Isobutylparaben
  9. Isopropylparaben
  10. m‑Phenylenediamine and its salts
  11. o‑Phenylenediamine and its salts
  12. The following long-chain per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) and their salts: 
    • Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS)
    • Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)
    • Perfluorodecanoic acid (PFDA)
    • Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)

Learn more about UL’s cosmetic product testing.