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AMENDMENT TO THE ASEAN COSMETIC DIRECTIVE (ACD)

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In November 2019, new updates on annexes of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) adopted by the 31st ACSB meeting.

At the 31st ACSB Meeting in November 2019, new updates were adopted to Annexes II, III, VI of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive (ACD) on cosmetic products.

The following information summarizes the changes to cosmetic ingredient lists which are implemented immediately.

CHANGES

ANNEX 

SUBSTANCE

CAS NUMBER

SUMMARY OF CHANGES

Amendment

II / 221

Mercury and its compounds

7439-97-6
54-64-8
62-38-4/94-43-9

3 additional CAS No. are included.

Amendment

III / 288

5‐Chloro‐2‐(2,4- dichlorophenoxy) Phenol; Triclosan

3380‐34‐5

A remark to Singapore is updated. 

Deletion

VI / 16

Thiomersal

54-64-8 

Removal from preservative list. 

Deletion

VI / 17

Phenylmercuric salts (including borate)

62-38-4 / 94-43-9 

Removal from preservative list. 

Amendment

VI / 32

1-(4-Chlorophenoxy)-1-(imidazol-1-yl)-3,3- dimethylbutan-2-one); Climbazole

3803-17-9

Removal of symbol (+) as it has been included under Ref. No. 326 of Annex III for uses other than preservative. 


Table 1: Changes to List of Prohibited Ingredients (Annex II)

REF NO. 

SUBSTANCE

CAS NUMBER

221

Mercury and its compounds

7439-97-6
54-64-8
62-38-4/94-43-9

 


Table 2: Changes to List of Restricted Ingredients (Annex III)

 

 

Restrictions

Reference No.

Substance

Field of application and/or use

Maximum authorized concentration in ready for use preparation 

288

5‐Chloro‐2‐ (2,4‐ dichlorophenoxy)
phenol
Triclosan

 

CAS No. 3380‐34‐5

 

 

Singapore: Not permitted for non-preservative
use.

 

(a)  
Toothpastes
Hand soaps
Body soaps/Shower gels

Deodorants (non‐spray)
Face powders and blemish concealers
Nail products for cleaning the fingernails and toenails before the application of artificial nail systems
Shampoos
Hair Conditioners
Facial Cleansers

0.3%

 

 

(b) Mouthwashes 

0.2%


Table 3: Changes to List of Preservatives Allowed (Annex VI)

REFERENCE NO.

SUBSTANCE

MAXIMUM AUTHORIZED CONCENTRATION 

LIMITATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

16

Entry deleted

 

 

17

Entry deleted

 

 

32

1‐(4‐Chlorophenoxy)‐1‐ (imidazol‐1‐yl)‐3,3‐
dimethylbutan‐2‐one
Climbazole

 

CAS No 38083‐17‐9

(a) 0.2%
(b) 0.2%
(c) 0.2%
(d) 0.5%

(a) Hair lotions
(b) Face creams
(c) Foot care products
(d) Rinse‐off shampoo


Reference:
1. Updates to the Annexes of the ASEAN Cosmetic Directive adopted at the 31st ASEAN Cosmetic Committee Meeting

2. https://www.sgs.com/en/news/2020/01/safeguards-00720-amendment-to-the-asean-cosmetic-directive-acd

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