Russia publishes cosmetics ingredients textbook

By Michelle Yeomans

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Russia publishes cosmetics ingredients textbook

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Russia has published a new edition of the 'Encyclopedia of ingredients for cosmetics and perfumery'.

The legislative framework of various regions of the world varies considerably, and reference is a reliable source of information and products for importers.

New cosmetic legislation, which came into effect in 2013 in the European Union and the Customs Union, pays special attention to the labeling of cosmetics.

However, according to Russia, this legislation does not always make it possible to find reliable information on the properties of cosmetic ingredients and their legal status.

Therefore, a new edition of the 'Encyclopedia of the ingredients for the cosmetics and perfume' has been published by the National Society of Cosmetic Chemists of the Russian Federation which contains descriptions of 2,200 modern ingredients used in perfume and cosmetics. 

"The only reference book on Russian cosmetic raw materials is of great practical importance for the industry and is designed for a wide range of professionals, practicing cosmetologists, marketers, consultants of cosmetics brands, laboratories and certification centers," ​the Federation reports.

Fifteenth international cosmetic ingredient dictionary

The book was published in hardcover, 408 pages with illustrations and information on the physical and chemical characteristics of each cosmetic ingredient as well as the origin and possibility of using one or another category.

Shown limitations are also included when used in accordance with the EC Regulation 1223/2009 for the European Union and the Technical Regulations TC 009/2011 for the territory of the Customs Union.

For all ingredients that are registered in the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI), a set of detailed descriptions are given in writing.

"Latin names of plants and relevant legislative information makes encyclopedia unique and practically useful publication for Russian specialists,"​ the Federation reveals.

Russia to also adopt a chemicals register as part of a new technical regulation

According to the European Commission, providing Russia, Kazakhstan and Belarusagree agree to the implementation details, they will adopt a chemicals register as part of a new technical regulation by July 2017.

Outstanding issues include the procedure to establish and maintain the register, the way to notify new substances, registration deadlines, type of documents to be submitted, rules on confidential business information (CBI) and rights to use the data submitted.

The technical regulation was adopted after years of delays and disagreements between the three countries, which had brought Russia close to developing its own chemical safety legislation.

The regulation lists the general provisions for the management of chemicals in these three countries, such as industry's obligation to register their substances, classify them and provide precautionary labels in accordance with the UN Globally Harmonized System (GHS).

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