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GALAB Allergenic Fragrance Screening 50+

Allergenic Fragrance Screening 50+

New Substances of Interest in Hygiene Products and their Raw Materials


The declaration of cosmetic products is in a state of flux. Currently, 26 substances are routinely analyzed within the scope of the declaration obligation in cosmetics. In general, certain fragrances in cosmetics have to be declared above a certain amount (according to Annex III to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009: 10mg/kg for “leave-on” products, 100 mg/kg for “rinse-off” products), the use of individual fragrances is even prohibited or banned according to Annex II to Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009.

For the sensitive area of hygiene products (babycare and femcare), allergenic substances are generally considered to be technically avoidable and should be reduced to a technically unavoidable level. Newly developed fragrance components do not fall under the declaration
obligation, which is why untested fragrances with allergenic potential can enter the market.

Since 2008, new fragrance components have been analyzed for their allergenic potential throughout the EU and submitted to the SCCNFP (Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products) for evaluation.

As a result, with an expected adoption in the first quarter of 2022, an amending regulation of the Cosmetics Directive 76/768/EEC is planned, which will cover about 60 additional fragrance components and fragrance mixtures with corresponding allergenic potential beyond the currently regulated fragrances.

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The newly developed Allergenic Fragrance Screening 50+ already covers more than 50 of the named allergenic fragrances of the amendment regulation to the cosmetics directive. Due to the allergenic potential of each of these individual substances, their use in consumer products
should be reduced.

GALAB Laboratories uses state of the art analytical technology (LC-MS/MS & GC-MS/MS) so that all new components can be detected with a multi-method. So you can be sure that the presence of allergenic fragrances in your products and their raw materials are excluded.

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