About ICMAD


The mission of ICMAD is to represent, educate and foster the growth and profitability of entrepreneurial companies in the cosmetic and personal care industries worldwide. Through industry events, competitions, guidance on regulatory and legislative issues, and networking opportunities, ICMAD proactively helps its members achieve success. For more about ICMAD, visit icmad.org or call 1-800-334-2623.

Update on REACH Requirements




 Update on REACH Requirements
The European regulation on chemicals substances, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), became effective in June 2007. It called for the review of all chemicals based on the "precautionary principle" that requires additional data and possible action where safety is uncertain.
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The European regulation on chemicals substances, Registration, Evaluation, Authorization and Restriction of Chemicals (REACH), became effective in June 2007. It called for the review of all chemicals based on the "precautionary principle" that requires additional data and possible action where safety is uncertain.

The regulation requires that manufacturers, importers and downstream users ensure the safety of the chemicals they use in their products. As the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA) continues to recommend substances and review the safety data for chemicals, U.S. companies need to stay aware of a substance's status used in cosmetics. This is because a company exporting cosmetics and personal care products to the EU has to comply with any restrictions imposed under REACH.