Nanomaterials

Nanomaterials

Information about the compliance with the Regulation 1223/2009/EC requirements related to nanomaterials used in cosmetic products is covered in article 16.

Nanomaterials  are insoluble or bio-persistent particles intentionally manufactured.  The dimension of 1 nanomaterial particle is smaller than 100nm.

Nanomaterials that are not present in the Annexes IV, V and VI, of the Regulation 1223/2009/EC,  must be notified to the CPNP. The CPNP (Cosmetic Products Notifications  Portal) of the European Commission supports the notification of nanomaterials as well.

Cosmetic products containing nanomaterials  shall be notified to the Com­mission by the responsible person by  electronic means six months prior to being placed on the market […] (art. 16.3).

The  presence of nanomaterials in a cosmetic product must be indicated in  the product’s labeling information by adding “nano” after each  ingredient falling under this category.


Products containing nanomaterials may be placed on the market 6 months after the notification of their nanomaterials ingredients to the CPNP and as any other cosmetic product, after its own notification to the CPNP.


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