California Bans 24 Substances from Cosmetic Products

On September 30, 2020, the US state of
California banned 24 substances from inclusion in cosmetic products.

AB2762 Cosmetic Products: Safety will
come into effect on January 1, 2025. It prohibits the manufacturing, selling,
delivering, holding, or offering for sale in commerce any cosmetic products
that contains any of eleven intentionally added substances or the use of
perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) and their salts.

The eleven intentionally added
substances are:

1. Dibutyl phthalate

2. Diethylhexyl phthalate

3. Formaldehyde

4. Paraformaldehyde

5. Methylene glycol

6. Quaternium-15

7. Mercury

8. Isobutylparaben

9. Isopropylparaben

10. m-Phenylenediamine and its salts

11. o-Phenylenediamine and its salts

The PFAS and their salts include:

12. Perfluorooctane sulfonate (PFOS); heptadecafluorooctane-1-sulfonic acid

13. Potassium perfluorooctanesulfonate; potassium

14. Diethanolamine perfluorooctane sulfonate

15. Ammonium perfluorooctane sulfonate; ammonium

16. Lithium perfluorooctane sulfonate; lithium

17. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA)

18. Ammonium pentadecafluorooctanoate

19. Nonadecafluorodecanoic acid

20. Ammonium nonadecafluorodecanoate

21. Sodium nonadecafluorodecanoate

22. Perfluorononanoic acid (PFNA)

23. Sodium heptadecafluorononanoate

24. Ammonium perfluorononanoate

Stakeholders should note that
technically unavoidable trace quantities of the 24 substances are not within
the scope of the violation. These could be due to impurities of natural or
synthetic ingredients, the manufacturing process, storage, or migration from

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