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South Korea’s Ministry of Food and Drug Safety (MFDS) has proposed revisions to Regulations on Cosmetic Safety Standards. This draft proposes to limit the detection amount of nickel in cosmetic products.

This notice states that nickel is not used as a cosmetic raw material, but when it is contained in the product due to minerals, etc., the allowable detection limit is 35 ㎍/g for eye cosmetics’ and 30 ㎍/g or less for other products, 10 ㎍/g or less for other products, and a test method for ‘nickel’ has been newly established.