More allergens to be individually labelled: the law is out

July 27, 2023. As anticipated, today, the Official Journal of the EU includes a new Commission Regulation on the labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic products.

Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 adds new substances to the existing list of 25 allergens to be individually mentioned when present in concentration that exceeds:

  • 0,001 % in leave-on products; and
  • 0,01 % in rinse-off products.

The new allergens to be indicated on the labels are the following:

  • Pinus Mugo
  • Pinus Pumila
  • Cedrus Atlantica Oil/Extract
  • Turpentine
  • Alpha-Terpinene
  • Terpinolene
  • Myroxylon Pereirae Oil/Extract
  • Rose Ketones
  • 3-Propylidenephthalide
  • Lippia citriodora absolute
  • Methyl Salicylate
  • Acetyl Cedrene
  • Amyl Salicylate
  • Anethole
  • Benzaldehyde
  • Camphor
  • Beta-Caryophyllene
  • Carvone
  • Dimethyl Phenethyl Acetate
  • Hexadecanolactone
  • Hexamethylindanopyran
  • Linalyl Acetate
  • Menthol
  • Trimethylcyclopentenyl Methylisopentenol
  • Salicylaldehyde
  • Santalol
  • Sclareol
  • Terpineol
  • Tetramethyl acetyloctahydronaphthalenes
  • Trimethylbenzenepropanol
  • Vanillin
  • Cananga Odorata Oil/Extract
  • Cinnamomum Cassia Leaf Oil
  • Cinnamomum Zeylanicum Bark Oil
  • Citrus Aurantium Flower Oil
  • Citrus Aurantium Peel Oil
  • Citrus Aurantium Bergamia Peel Oil
  • Citrus Limon Peel Oil
  • Lemongrass Oil
  • Eucalyptus Globulus Oil
  • Eugenia Caryophyllus Oil
  • Jasmine Oil/Extract
  • Juniperus Virginiana Oil
  • Laurus Nobilis Leaf Oil
  • Lavandula Oil/Extract
  • Mentha Piperita Oil
  • Mentha Viridis Leaf Oil
  • Narcissus Extract
  • Pelargonium Graveolens Flower Oil
  • Pogostemon Cablin Oil
  • Rose Flower Oil / Extract
  • Santalum Album Oil
  • Eugenyl Acetate
  • Geranyl Acetate
  • Isoeugenyl Acetate
  • Pinene

Other changes and transition period

Furthermore, the law aligns the names of existing allergens to those of the latest Common Ingredients Glossary, updates CAS and EC numbers, and groups similar substances in one entry.

The Regulation confirms the transition period mentioned in the draft Regulation. Therefore, beauty brands will have to adapt the labels to the new requirements according to the following timelines:

  • In 3 years for new cosmetic products to enter the EU market;
  • In 5 years for cosmetic products already on the EU market.


  • European Commission. (2023). Commission Regulation (EU) 2023/1545 of 26 July 2023 amending Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards labelling of fragrance allergens in cosmetic product. Retrieved on 27/07/2023

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