California Updates List of Reportable Cosmetic Ingredients

California Cosmetic List Updates
California Cosmetic List Update

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has updated its list of reportable ingredients under the California Safe Cosmetics Program (CSCP), including substances designated in the Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act (SB 312), which became effective on January 1, 2021. 

As a result, manufacturers of cosmetic products sold in California will have to report the use of any flavor and fragrance ingredients, or fragrance allergens, found on the updated reportable ingredients list starting January 1, 2022. The latest version of this list can be found here. To help companies comply with these requirements, the CDPH has provided a list of frequently asked questions (FAQs) and are updating the online portal to facilitate reporting of fragrance and flavor ingredients.

Cosmetics and personal care products are regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Health Canada. While there is no formal approval process by either agency, cosmetic products sold in North America must follow the regulations carefully and meet all the legal requirements to be sold in either country. CSI offers regulatory consulting support for cosmetics in North America, Europe, China, and Taiwan.

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