Follow us twitter facebook
Edition: Global
Click here to subscribe toour free weekly newsletter click here
Industry buzz

Brazil: New regulated substances in cosmetics

Brazil’s health agency (ANVISA) has recently amended the regulations on the use of certain substances in cosmetics. Four chemicals are concerned: lead acetate, pirogalol, formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde. Actually, this new text consists in the transposition in Brazilian law of a Resolution (GMC No. 51/08) adopted by the Mercosur’s common market regulatory harmonization.

According to the resolution RDC 15/2013 of March 26, 2013 (published on March 27, 2013), ANVISA conditions the use of these substances in cosmetics to the respect of following conditions:

  • Lead acetate. In hair dyes only, at a maximum concentration of 0.6%, expressed as lead, and subject to compliance with purity and labelling requirements.
  • Pirogalol (or pirogallol or benzene-1,2,3-triol). Used only as an oxidation hair dye at a maximum concentration of 5%, and subject to compliance with purity and labelling requirements.
  • Formaldehyde and paraformaldehyde. Used only as preservatives, at a maximum concentration of 0.1% in oral hygiene products and 0.2% in all other categories. Formaldehyde can also be used as nail hardener, up to a concentration of 5%. Also subject to compliance with purity and labelling requirements.

Here below are the corresponding pages of Brazil’s official journal of (in Portuguese):

RDC 15/2013 - 1

RDC 15/2013 - 1

RDC 15/2013 - 2

RDC 15/2013 - 2

© 2013 - Premium Beauty News - www.premiumbeautynews.com
latest news
Focus
MakeUp in newYork hosted more than 3800 visitors, with a growth of 12% of international guests.

MakeUp in New York moves to Javits Center to continue growing

The latest edition of MakeUp in NewYork was a huge success, announced the organisers. Held at the Center415 on 5th Avenue, in Manhattan, on September 11&12, 2019, the two-day B2B event dedicated to the makeup and skincare supply chain welcomed more than 3800 visitors, with a growth of 12% of international guests. Brazil, Canada, (...)

read more
job opportunities
Experts’ views
100% natural and biodegradable film former offers enhanced sun care protection

Brittany Pease
100% natural and biodegradable film former offers enhanced sun care protection

LexFilm Sun Natural MB is a multidimensional film-forming polymer which imparts superior water-resistance to sunscreens in comparison to leading synthetic polymers. This latest innovation addresses consumers’ demand for natural ecofriendly ingredients, while supporting brands in their new product development goals as they navigate (...)

read more
Webinars
E-shop - latest publications
Regulations on the registration of cosmetic products in China (part2)
95.00 € excl. tax
MARKET REPORT : Black & Multi-Hued Beauty Trends
4000.00 € excl. tax
Regulations on the registration of cosmetic products in China (part1)
135.00 € excl. tax
Go to top ↑

Features

We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing your visit to this site, you accept the use of cookies. Read more and set cookies
close