Commission Directive 2008/42/EC of 3 April 2008 amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC, concerning cosmetic products, for the purpose of adapting Annexes II and III thereto to technical progress (Text with EEA relevance)


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4.4.2008   

EN

Official Journal of the European Union

L 93/13

COMMISSION DIRECTIVE 2008/42/EC
of 3 April 2008
amending Council Directive 76/768/EEC, concerning cosmetic products, for the purpose of adapting Annexes II and III thereto to technical progress
(Text with EEA relevance)
THE COMMISSION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES,
Having regard to the Treaty establishing the European Community,
Having regard to Council Directive 76/768/EEC of 27 July 1976 on the approximation of the laws of the Member States relating to cosmetic products (1), and in particular Article 8(2) thereof,
Whereas:

(1)

On the basis of the IFRA (International Fragrance Association) Code of Practice, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Products (SCCP) (2), identified substances used as fragrance compounds in cosmetic products for which some restrictions should be provided.

(2)

Considering that whatever the function of these substances in cosmetic products is, it is the exposure to these substances which should be considered. Therefore, the restrictions should not be limited to the use of the identified substances as fragrance compounds in cosmetic products.

(3)

However, sensitisation would not exist when the substance is used in oral products. Therefore, in order to ensure consistency, as some of these substances are authorised as flavouring substances by Commission Decision 1999/217/EC of 23 February 1999 adopting a register of flavouring substances used in or on foodstuffs drawn up in application of Regulation (EC) No 2232/96 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 28 October 1996 (3), these restrictions should not apply to substances listed under this register.

(4)

In the light of the opinions of the SCCP, it is necessary to amend the restrictions related to the identified substances which are already listed in Annex III to Directive 76/768/EEC under entries 45, 72, 73, 88 and 89. Furthermore, it is appropriate to include in that Annex those identified substances which are not yet listed with their respective restrictions, as well as, for consistency, substances belonging to the same family identified in Commission Decision 96/335/EC of 8 May 1996 establishing an inventory and a common nomenclature of ingredients employed in cosmetic products (4).

(5)

Benzyl alcohol being listed twice in Annex III part 1, under reference numbers 45 and 68, the content of entry 68 as well as the new restrictions should be included in entry 45.

(6)

Following clarification by the SCCP regarding Peru balsam, entry 1136 of Annex II should be amended.

(7)

Directive 76/768/EEC should therefore be amended accordingly.

(8)

In order to ensure a smooth progression from the existing formulae of cosmetic products to formulae which comply with the requirements laid down in this Directive, it is necessary to provide for appropriate transitional periods.

(9)

The measures provided for in this Directive are in accordance with the opinion of the Standing Committee on Cosmetic Products,
HAS ADOPTED THIS DIRECTIVE:
Article 1
Annexes II and III of Directive 76/768/EEC are amended in accordance with the Annex to this Directive.
Article 2
Member States shall take all necessary measures to ensure that products which fail to comply with this Directive are not sold or disposed of to the final consumer after 4 October 2009.
Article 3
1.   Member States shall adopt and publish, by 4 October 2008 at the latest, the laws, regulations and administrative provisions necessary to comply with this Directive. They shall forthwith communicate to the Commission the text of those provisions and a correlation table between those provisions and this Directive.
They shall apply those provisions from 4 April 2009.
When Member States adopt those provisions, they shall contain a reference to this Directive or be accompanied by such a reference on the occasion of their official publication. Member States shall determine how such reference is to be made.
2.   Member States shall communicate to the Commission the text of the main provisions of national law which they adopt in the field covered by this Directive.
Article 4
This Directive shall enter into force on the 20th day following its publication in the Official Journal of the European Union.
Article 5
This Directive is addressed to the Member States.

Done at Brussels, 3 April 2008.


For the Commission

Günter VERHEUGEN


Vice-President




(1)  OJ L 262, 27.9.1976, p. 169. Directive as last amended by Commission Directive 2008/14/EC (OJ L 42, 16.2.2008, p. 43).

(2)  OJ L 66, 4.3.2004, p. 45. Decision as amended by Decision 2007/263/EC (OJ L 114, 1.5.2007, p. 14).

(3)  OJ L 84, 27.3.1999, p. 1. Decision as last amended by Decision 2006/252/EC (OJ L 91, 29.3.2006, p. 48).

(4)  OJ L 132, 1.6.1996, p. 1. Decision as amended by Decision 2006/257/EC (OJ L 97, 5.4.2006, p. 1).

ANNEX
Directive 76/768/EEC is amended as follows:

(1)
In Annex II, reference number 1136 is replaced by the following: ‘Exudation of Myroxylon pereirae (Royle) Klotzch (Peru balsam, crude); CAS No 8007-00-9) when used as fragrance ingredient’.
(2)
Part 1 of Annex III is amended as follows:
(a)

reference number 68 is deleted;

(b)

reference numbers 45, 72, 73, 88 and 89 are replaced by the following:
Reference number

Substance

Restrictions

Conditions of use and warnings which must be printed on the label

Field of application and/or use

Maximum authorised concentration in the finished cosmetic product

Other limitations and requirements

a

b

c

d

e

f

‘45

Benzyl alcohol (1)

CAS No 100-51-6


(a)

Solvent

(b)

fragrance/aromatic compositions/their raw materials

 

(b)
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 6(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds:



0,001 % in leave-on products



0,01 % in rinse-off products

 

72

Hydroxycitronellal
CAS No 107-75-5


(a)

Oral products

 

(a) (b)
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 6(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds:



0,001 % in leave-on products



0,01 % in rinse-off products

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

1,0 %

73

Isoeugenol
CAS No 97-54-1


(a)

Oral products

 

(a) (b)
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 6(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds:



0,001 % in leave-on products



0,01 % in rinse-off products

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

88


d-Limonene
CAS No 5989-27-5

 

 

The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 6(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds:



0,001 % in leave-on products



0,01 % in rinse-off products
Peroxide value less than 20 mmoles/L (2)


 

89

Methyl 2-octynoate
CAS No 111-12-6


(a)

Oral products

 

(a) (b)
The presence of the substance must be indicated in the list of ingredients referred to in Article 6(1)(g) when its concentration exceeds:



0,001 % in leave-on products



0,01 % in rinse-off products

 

Methyl heptine carbonate


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,01 % when used alone
When present in combination with methyl octine carbonate, the combined level in the finished product should not exceed 0,01 % (of which methyl octine carbonate should not be more than 0,002 %)

(c)

The following reference numbers 103 to 184 are added:
Reference number

Substance

Restrictions

Conditions of use and warnings which must be printed on the label

Field of application and/or use

Maximum authorised concentration in the finished cosmetic product

Other limitations and requirements

a

b

c

d

e

f

‘103

Abies alba cone oil and extract
CAS No 90028-76-5

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

104

Abies alba needle oil and extract
CAS No 90028-76-5

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

105

Abies pectinata needle oil and extract
CAS No 92128-34-2

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

106

Abies sibirica needle oil and extract
CAS No 91697-89-1

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

107

Abies balsamea needle oil and extract
CAS No 85085-34-3

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

108

Pinus mugo pumilio leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 90082-73-8

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

109

Pinus mugo leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 90082-72-7

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

110

Pinus sylvestris leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 84012-35-1

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

111

Pinus nigra leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 90082-74-9

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

112

Pinus palustris leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 97435-14-8

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

113

Pinus pinaster leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 90082-75-0

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

114

Pinus pumila leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 97676-05-6

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

115

Pinus species leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 94266-48-5

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

116

Pinus cembra leaf and twig oil and extract
CAS No 92202-04-5

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

117

Pinus cembra leaf and twig extract acetylated
CAS No 94334-26-6

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

118

Picea Mariana Leaf Oil and Extract
CAS No 91722-19-9

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

119

Thuja Occidentalis Leaf Oil and Extract
CAS No 90131-58-1

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

120

Thuja Occidentalis Stem Oil
CAS No 90131-58-1

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

121

3-Carene
CAS No 13466-78-9
3,7,7-Trimethylbicyclo[4.1.0]hept-3-ene (isodiprene)

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

122

Cedrus atlantica wood oil and extract
CAS No 92201-55-3

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

123

Cupressus sempervirens leaf oil and extract
CAS No 84696-07-1

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

124

Turpentine gum (Pinus spp.)
CAS No 9005-90-7

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

125

Turpentine oil and rectified oil
CAS No 8006-64-2

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

126

Turpentine, steam distilled (Pinus spp.)
CAS No 8006-64-2

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

127

Terpene alcohols acetates
CAS No 69103-01-1

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

128

Terpene hydrocarbons
CAS No 68956-56-9

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

129

Terpenes and terpenoids with the exception of limonene (d-, l-, and dl-isomers) listed under reference numbers 167, 168 and 88 of this Annex III, part 1
CAS No 65996-98-7

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

130

Terpene terpenoids sinpine
CAS No 68917-63-5

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

131

α-Terpinene
CAS No 99-86-5
p-Mentha-1,3-diene

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

132

γ-Terpinene
CAS No 99-85-4
p-Mentha-1,4-diene

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

133

Terpinolene
CAS No 586-62-9
p-Mentha-1,4(8)-diene

 

 

Peroxide value less than 10 mmoles/L (3)


 

134

Acetyl hexamethyl indan
CAS No 15323-35-0


(a)

Leave-on products


(a)

2 %

 

 

1,1,2,3,3,6-Hexamethylindan-5-yl methyl ketone


(b)

Rinse-off products

135

Allyl butyrate
CAS No 2051-78-7
2-Propenyl Butanoate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

136

Allyl cinnamate
CAS No 1866-31-5
2-Propenyl 3-Phenyl-2-propenoate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

137

Allyl cyclohexylacetate
CAS No 4728-82-9
2-Propenyl Cyclohexaneacetate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

138

Allyl cyclohexylpropionate
CAS No 2705-87-5
2-Propenyl 3-Cyclohexanepropanoate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

139

Allyl heptanoate
CAS No 142-19-8
2-Propenyl heptanoate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

140

Allyl caproate
CAS No 123-68-2
Allyl hexanoate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

141

Allyl isovalerate
CAS No 2835-39-4
2-Propenyl 3-Methyl-butanoate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

142

Allyl octanoate
CAS No 4230-97-1
2-Allyl caprylate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

143

Allyl phenoxyacetate
CAS No 7493-74-5
2-Propenyl Phenoxyacetate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

144

Allyl phenylacetate
CAS No 1797-74-6
2-Propenyl Benzeneacetate

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

145

Allyl 3,5,5-trimethylhexanoate
CAS No 71500-37-3

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

146

Allyl cyclohexyloxyacetate
CAS No 68901-15-5

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

147

Allyl isoamyloxyacetate
CAS No 67634-00-8

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

148

Allyl 2-methylbutoxyacetate
CAS No 67634-01-9

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

149

Allyl nonanoate
CAS No 7493-72-3

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

150

Allyl propionate
CAS No 2408-20-0

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

151

Allyl trimethylhexanoate
CAS No 68132-80-9

 

 

Level of free allyl alcohol in the ester should be less than 0,1 %

 

152

Allyl heptine carbonate
CAS No 73157-43-4
(allyl oct-2-ynoate)

 

0,002 %

This material should not be used in combination with any other 2-alkynoic acid ester (e.g methyl heptine carbonate)

 

153

Amylcyclopentenone
CAS No 25564-22-1
2-Pentylcyclopent-2-en-1-one

 

0,1 %

 

 

154


Myroxylon balsamum var pereirae. extracts and distillates

CAS No 8007-00-9
Balsam Peru oil, absolute and anhydrol
(Balsam Oil Peru)

 

0,4 %

 

 

155

4-tert.-Butyldihydrocinnamaldehyde
CAS No 18127-01-0
3-(4-tert-Butylphenyl)propion-aldehyde

 

0,6 %

 

 

156

Cuminum cyminum fruit oil and extract
CAS No 84775-51-9


(a)

Leave-on products

(b)

Rinse-off products


(a)

0,4 % of Cumin oil

 

 

157


cis-Rose ketone-1 (4)

CAS No 23726-94-5

(Z)-1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one
(cis-α-Damascone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

158


trans-Rose ketone-2 (4)

CAS No 23726-91-2

(E)-1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one
(trans-β-Damascone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

159


trans-Rose ketone-5 (4)

CAS No 39872-57-6

(E)-1-(2,4,4-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one
(Isodamascone)

 

0,02 %

 

 

160

Rose ketone-4 (4)

CAS No 23696-85-7
1-(2,6,6-Trimethylcyclohexa-1,3-dien-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one (Damascenone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

161

Rose ketone-3 (4)

CAS No 57378-68-4
1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-3-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-l-one
(Delta-Damascone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

162


cis-Rose ketone-2 (4)

CAS No 23726-92-3
1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-l-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-l-one
(cis-β-Damascone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

163


trans-Rose ketone-1 (4)

CAS No 24720-09-0
1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-l-one
(trans-α-Damascone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

164

Rose ketone-5 (4)

CAS No 33673-71-1
1-(2,4,4-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-l-one

 


(b)

0,02 %

 

 

165


trans-Rose ketone-3 (4)

CAS No 71048-82-3
1-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-3-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-l-one
(trans-delta-Damascone)


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,02 %

166


trans-2-hexenal
CAS No 6728-26-3


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,002 %

167


l-Limonene
CAS No 5989-54-8
(S)-p-Mentha-1,8-diene

 

 

Peroxide value less than 20 mmoles/L (3)


 

168


dl-Limonene (racemic)
CAS No 138-86-3
1,8(9)-p-Menthadiene; p-Mentha-1,8-diene
(Dipentene)

 

 

Peroxide value less than 20 mmoles/L (3)


 

169

Perillaldehyde
CAS No 2111-75-3
p-Mentha-1,8-dien-7-al


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,1 %

170

Isobergamate
CAS No 68683-20-5
Menthadiene-7-methyl formate

 

0,1 %

 

 

171

Methoxy dicyclopentadiene carboxaldehyde
CAS No 86803-90-9
Octahydro-5-methoxy-4,7-Methano-1H-indene-2-carboxaldehyde

 

0,5 %

 

 

172

3-methylnon-2-enenitrile
CAS No 53153-66-5

 

0,2 %

 

 

173

Methyl octine carbonate
CAS No 111-80-8
Methyl non-2-ynoate


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,002 % when used alone
When present in combination with methyl heptine carbonate, the combined level in the finished product should not exceed 0,01 % (of which methyl octine carbonate should not be more than 0,002 %)

174

Amylvinylcarbinyl acetate
CAS No 2442-10-6
1-Octen-3-yl acetate


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,3 %

175

Propylidenephthalide
CAS No 17369-59-4
3-Propylidenephthalide


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,01 %

176

Isocyclogeraniol
CAS No 68527-77-5
2,4,6-Trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-methanol

 

0,5 %

 

 

177

2-Hexylidene cyclopentanone
CAS No 17373-89-6


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,06 %

178

Methyl heptadienone
CAS No 1604-28-0
6-Methyl-3,5-heptadien-2-one


(a)

Oral products

 

 

 


(b)

Other products


(b)

0,002 %

179

p-methylhydrocinnamic aldehyde
CAS No 5406-12-2
Cresylpropionalde-hyde

p-Methyldihydrocinnamaldehyde

 

0,2 %

 

 

180

Liquidambar orientalis Balsam oil and extract
CAS No 94891-27-7
(styrax)

 

0,6 %

 

 

181

Liquidambar styraciflua balsam oil and extract
CAS No 8046-19-3
(styrax)

 

0,6 %

 

 

182

Acetyl hexamethyl tetralin
CAS No 21145-77-7
CAS No 1506-02-1
1-(5,6,7,8-Tetrahydro-3,5,5,6,8,8-hexamethyl-2-naphthyl)ethan-1-one
(AHTN)

All cosmetic products, with the exception of oral products


(a)

leave-on products: 0,1 %
except:
hydro
alcoholic products: 1 %
fine fragrance: 2,5 %
fragrance cream:
0,5 %

(b)

rinse-off products: 0,2 %

 

 

183


Commiphora erythrea engler var. glabrescens engler gum extract and oil
CAS No 93686-00-1

 

0,6 %

 

 

184

Opopanax chironium resin
CAS No 93384-32-8

 

0,6 %

 

 

(1)  As a preservative, see Annex VI, Part 1, No 34.

(2)  This limit applies to the substance and not to the finished cosmetic product.’

(3)  This limit applies to the substance and not to the finished cosmetic product.

(4)  The sum of those substances used in combination should not exceed the limits given in column d.’