Thailand Thailand updates a list of banned substances for cosmetics

Thailand updates a list of banned substances for cosmetics

Thailand announced “Notification of the Ministry of Public Health Prescribing the Name of any Substance Prohibited for Use as an Ingredient in Cosmetic Production (No. 7) B.E. 2565 (2022)” in the Royal Gazette on 28 February 2022. The notification designates substances restricted to use for production of cosmetics by virtue of the Cosmetics Act B.E. 2558 (2015). The notification has been effective from the next day of the publication in the Royal Gazette. A grace period of 180 days was set for the products manufactured or imported before the effective date.

 

Update of the notification:

The notification updates previous notification as follows:

  • The concentration of mercury (CAS No. 7439-97-6) and its compounds in the finished product shall be less than 1 ppm or 1 mg/kg without exception
  • The concentration of lead (CAS No. 7439-92-1) and its compounds in the finished product shall be less than 20 ppm or 20 mg/kg without exception
  • Following substances are added in the list;
    • Dibutyltin hydrogen borate (CAS No. 75113-37-0)
    • Paraformaldehyde (CAS No. 30525-89-4)
    • Methanediol; methylene glycol (CAS No. 463-57-0)
    • 1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene (CAS No. 533-73-3), when used as a substance in hair dye products
    • 4-Amino-3-hydroxytoluene (CAS No. 2835-98-5) ), when used as a substance in hair dye products
    • 2-[(4-Amino-2-nitrophenyl)-amino]-benzoic acid (CAS No. 117907-43-4) when used as a substance in hair dye products
    • Formaldehyde (CAS No. 50-00-0)

 

Download original text of the Notification at
http://www.ratchakitcha.soc.go.th/DATA/PDF/2565/E/049/T_0030.PDF