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The European Commission (EC) has published Commission Regulation (EU) 2018⁄1847 amending Annex V to Regulation (EC) No 1223⁄2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council on cosmetic products to add Biphenyl-2-ol (Common name: o-Phenylphenol) as a preservative allowed in cosmetic products.
The amendment provides the following conditions for using biphenyl-2-ol as a preservative:
|Product type||Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation||Wording of conditions of use and warnings|
|Rinse-off products||0,2 % (as phenol)||Avoid contact with eyes|
|Leave-on products||0,15 % (as phenol)||Avoid contact with eyes|
This Regulation also bans cosmetic products containing Sodium 2-biphenylate, Potassium 2-biphenylate or 2-aminoethan-1-ol; 2-phenylphenol as preservatives beginning on June 17, 2019.
This Regulation will be enforced on December 17, 2018 while Article 1 shall apply from June 17, 2019.