European Commission launches public consultation on the revision of the Cosmetic Product Regulation

The European Commission has launched a public consultation to seek feedback from all interested parties on the upcoming revision of the Cosmetic Product Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009, and they would like to hear your views.

From the Commission:

“The initiative focuses on cosmetic products, in particular on various actions and potential measures to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the current rules on cosmetic products.”

In line with the objectives of the Chemicals Strategy for Sustainability, we seek feedback from all interested parties to further improve existing provisions relevant to the safety of various hazardous substances and their exceptional and stringent use in cosmetics. It also gauges the views on other topics such as nanomaterials, simplified labelling and how to set a more efficient process for the safety assessment of chemical substances by scientific committees. Today’s consultation follows a four week-consultation on the inception impact assessment published in October 2021. The Commission will use the results of both consultations to assess the relevance of new measures to further cost-effectively improve the safety of cosmetic products and ensure free movement of cosmetic products within the single market.

The consultation is open until 20 June 2022 and can be found at the following link:


Further information about the background to the revision can be found on the European Commission website.