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South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has proposed amendments to the Regulation on Safety Standards etc. of Cosmetics.
The amendment includes the following:
- Prohibit the use of certain chemicals in cosmetics
- Nitromethane, atranol, chloroatranol, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde (HICC), methylene glycol
- Chemicals that are designated as ‘prohibited substances’ under the Article 2(9) of the Act on Registration, Evaluation, etc. of Chemicals
- Adopt the measures restricting the use of preservatives
- Lower the limit values of 4 preservatives
- Prohibit the use of sodium lauryl sarcosinate in products that contain amines or amides
- Improve testing methods for ensuring safety in cosmetics: Methanol testing and Microbiological testing
- Clarify or modify terms in the regulation
The amendment is open for comments until December 29, 2018.