- Feb 15, 2011
Probably it's a good thing I'm oblivious to all of that! :grin:
I believe the current requirement is REGULATION 1223/2009 OF THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND OF THE COUNCIL of 30 November 2009 on cosmetic products (OJ L 342, 22.12.2009, p.59) -- Chapter VI - Consumer Information - Article 19 - Labelling - 19(1)(g)... Which (in my laymen's reading)
1. requires the listing of perfume as ‘parfum’ or ‘aroma’;
2. requires any of the 26 allergen causing materials as indicated in its Annex III (think oakmoss, treemoss, etc.) to be listed if the material is in the mix at 10 PPM or more;
3. may include other materials used, including colorants, on the list;
4. requires a descending order (by weight) for those materials in the mix at 10,000 PPM or more; and
5. any materials either required to be on the list or voluntarily included on the list at less than 10,000 PPM may be included in the list in any order.
I'd think it's reasonable to think that the listing the OP provides is sorted by descending amount in composition... but that's an assumption. Providing they're in compliance, all we can really be certain is that:
1. of the 26 allergen causing materials, the following are included in the composition at 10 PPM or more: geraniol, benzyl cinnamate, citronellol, limonene, linalool AND of the 26, the following are not included in the composition at 10 PPM or more: amyl cinnamal, amylcinnamyl alcohol, benzyl alcohol, benzyl salicylate, cinnamyl alcohol, cinnamal, citral, coumarin, eugenol, hydroxycitronellal, hydroxymethylpentyl-cyclohexenecarboxaldehyde, isoeugenol, anisyl alcohol, benzyl benzoate, farnesol, hexyl cinnamaldehyde, lilial, methyl heptine carbonate, 3-Methyl-4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-3-buten-2-one, oak moss, and tree moss.
2. lavandula officinalis, citurs reticulate, cyclomethicone, citrus bergamia, santalum album, vetiveria zizanoides, cupressus semppervirens, laurus nobilis, pogostemon cablin, cananga odorata extracts, musk ketone, safraleine, cupressus sempervirens, lilestralis, isopropyl myristate myrrh resinoid extracts, iso e super, benzoin siam extracts, citrus x paradise, boswelia serrata, and jasminum sambac are all listed voluntarily.
Further, independent from the EA labelling requirement, IFRA standards:
1. (45th amendment) allow for the use of musk ketone as long as musk xylene is not present, as an impurity, at 1,000 PPM in the musk ketone -- for environmental reasons.
2. (43rd amendment) restricts the use of conanga odorata (ylang ylang) extracts to 8,000 PPM -- for sensitization reasons.
3. (48th amendment) restricts the use of lilestralis to 18,600 PPM -- for dermal sensitization reasons.
4. (47th amendment) restricts the use of myrrh resinoid extracts (opoponax) to 4,500 PPM -- for sensitization reasons.
5. (43rd amendment) restricts the use of iso e super to 214,000 PPM -- for sensitization reasons.
Perhaps we can assume compliance in that the use of these ingredients do not exceed the restricted amounts?
That's how I see it, at least.
Why have lots of companies (YSL) reformulated fragrances in there line for the worse if all they have to do is list allergens on the box? La Nuit De L'Homme for example. Why can't it go back to its former largely better formulation with all "allergens" listed on the box?