*Taiwan Taiwan adds 4 prohibited ingredients in the “List of Ingredients Prohibited from Using in the Cosmetic Products”

Taiwan adds 4 prohibited ingredients in the “List of Ingredients Prohibited from Using in the Cosmetic Products”

On April 27, 2022, the Ministry of Health and Welfare of Taiwan announced the amendments of the “List of Ingredients Prohibited from Using in the Cosmetic Products”. In the Article 6, Paragraph 1 of the “Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act”, which is an upper-level law of the List, it is stipulated that “cosmetics shall not contain mercury, lead, or other ingredients banned for use by the central competent authority”. Concretely, the importation, manufacture, sale, supply, or display for the purpose of sale or supply of cosmetics containing ingredients listed in the “List of Ingredients Prohibited from Using in the Cosmetic Products”, which is formulated based on the above-mentioned Article, is prohibited. This time, four ingredients are newly added in the revision. The revised “List of Ingredients Prohibited from Using in the Cosmetic Products” will become effective from July 1, 2022.

Newly added prohibited ingredients

4 prohibited ingredients newly added in this revision are listed in the table below.

Ingredients

CAS Registry Number

Alanroot oil(Inula helenium L. 97676-35-2
Rauwolfia serpentina L., alkaloids and their salts 90106-13-1
Yohimbine and its salts 146-48-5
Tripterygium wilfordii Hook.f.

 

For the original text of the revised “List of Ingredients Prohibited from Using in the Cosmetic Products”, please refer to the following URL (in Traditional Chinese).
https://gazette.nat.gov.tw/egFront/detail.do?metaid=131669&log=detailLog

For the original text of the “Cosmetic Hygiene and Safety Act” (an upper-level law of the List), please refer to the following URL (in Traditional Chinese).
https://law.moj.gov.tw/LawClass/LawAll.aspx?PCode=L0030013