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The ASEAN Updates the Trace Limit for 1,4-Dioxane in Cosmetics

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The Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Guidelines on Limits of Contaminants for Cosmetics is updated. Version 3.0  includes one additional limit of contamination for 1,4-dioxane.

This limit is adopted as per the 30th ACSB Meeting, June 18-19, 2019, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar. With effect from June 19, 2020, cosmetic products in ASEAN countries shall not contain more than 25ppm of 1,4-Dioxane as trace impurities, and from June 19, 2023, the limit is further reduced to 10ppm trace level.

ChangesTrace ImpuritiesLimitsEffective Date
Add1,4-Dioxanenot more than 25 mg/kg or 25 mg/L (25ppm)19 June 2020
not more than 10mg/kg or 10mg/L (10ppm)

19 June 2023

Reference: ASEAN Guidelines on Limits of Contaminants for Cosmetics Version 3.0

Cosmetic manufacturer shall pay attention in sourcing cosmetic raw material(s) which is/are possible to have 1,4-Dioxane contaminant, so as to control the trace level of 1,4-Dioxane in finished cosmetic product.


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