With the recent publication of Regulation 2023/1545 in July 2023, which introduces 56 additional contact allergens to the 24 already listed in Annex III, the cosmetics industry faces new challenges in ensuring product safety and compliance. Professionals in this sector are now tasked with identifying whether their products contain any of the 82 allergenic fragrance substances outlined in the updated list, of which 58 are chemically defined.

To assist our clients in navigating this regulatory shift, Intertek has developed a cutting-edge testing method tailored to accommodate a wide range of concentration levels while prioritizing specificity, efficiency, and accuracy. Our team stands ready to support you in safeguarding your cosmetic products and meeting the requirements stipulated by Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, which governs the release of cosmetic products in the European market.

In our comprehensive white paper, Intertek's experts delve into the regulatory landscape and the imperative for robust allergen screening and testing in cosmetics. We introduce a groundbreaking method, developed within our laboratories, employing gas chromatography-mass spectrometry/mass spectrometry (GC-MS/MS) to identify and quantify volatile compounds suspected to be allergens in fragrances and raw materials used in cosmetic formulations.

Our approach, leveraging Multiple Reaction Monitoring (MRM), has been meticulously optimized for the detection of all 58 allergen substances present in cosmetic samples. By utilizing this method, clients benefit from an efficient testing process that mitigates the risk of false positives arising from "matrix effects" caused by other substances present in the samples. At Intertek, we are committed to delivering innovative solutions that empower our clients to navigate evolving regulatory landscapes and ensure the safety and compliance of their products.

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