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Our commitment to safety and consumer protection is a principle we apply to all perfume and cosmetics projects we develop for third parties through our Full Service approach. Today, we want to explain how we address the changes and obligations related to the European CLP Regulation.

 

How Does the CLP Regulation Affect Fragrance and Cosmetic Manufacturers?

 

The Regulation (EC) 1272/2008, which pertains to the classification, labeling, and packaging of certain substances and mixtures, has recently undergone two modifications:

 

  • Delegated Regulation (EU) 2023/1435: revises 5 entries that modify classifications, which will come into effect on February 1, 2025.
  • Delegated Regulation (EU) 2024/197: incorporates 28 entries and revises another 24, to be applied starting from September 1, 2025.

The ECHA (European Chemicals Agency) has prepared guidance for implementing the modifications that perfume and cosmetics manufacturers must adhere to in order to meet the set deadlines, covering 240 substances.

 

As manufacturers of perfumes and cosmetics, all substances and chemical mixtures used in the development of these products must be properly classified, labeled, and packaged according to the requirements imposed by the Regulation. This ensures strict compliance with safety standards and greater transparency in communicating potential hazards associated with chemical substances, both for industry workers and consumers.

 

 

 

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What is the CLP Regulation?

 

The updated CLP Regulation (Classification, Labeling, and Packaging of chemical substances and mixtures) aims to better identify and classify hazardous chemical products, improve communication about chemical hazards, and enhance regulatory compliance.

 

One of the novelties of the new Regulation is its advocacy for providing clear, reliable, and non-misleading information to consumers. To aid consumer understanding of the hazard information of certain chemical products, agreed-upon standards establish minimum dimensions in millimeters for labels, pictograms, and font sizes found on packaging.

 

Additionally, the new Regulation includes provisions for digital labeling (currently voluntary), as well as related technical requirements, such as ensuring that information can be searched and accessed within two clicks for all European Union users, free of charge, and for a period of at least ten years.

 

In response to Parliament’s request, the agreement prohibits the use of “green claims” for substances or mixtures classified as hazardous: advertisements must not contain statements like “non-toxic,” “non-harmful,” “non-polluting,” “eco-friendly,” or any other incompatible with their classification (known as “greenwashing”).

 

 

 

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Essential oils extracted from plants or plant parts (essential oils) are currently exempted from the general classification for substances with more than one component.

 

Updates to the CLP Regulation:

 

1.- New criteria for the classification of chemical substances

 

It has been agreed that a substance containing more than one constituent (MOC) will be assessed to establish its classification according to hazard classes using available information about its known constituents, as well as the substance itself. An exception is made for MOCs extracted from plants or plant parts (essential oils).

 

2.- Information about mixtures

 

Detailed information about the composition of products must be provided.

 

3.- New labeling requirements

 

Substances and mixtures must be labeled with the following information:

 

  • Name of the substance or mixture and/or identification number.
  • Nominal quantity of the product.
  • Hazard pictograms.
  • Signaling for the hazard level (“Warning” or “Danger”).
  • Safety advice (store only in original container, protect from moisture, keep out of reach of children, etc.).

 

 

4.- Shared responsibility (manufacturers, importers, and downstream users)

 

Responsibility for the classification and labeling of chemical products is shared among manufacturers, importers, and downstream users to ensure that all actors in the supply chain fulfill their obligations.

 

 

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At Àuria Perfumes, safety is a priority, and for this reason, we follow strict evaluation protocols that guarantee the high quality of the perfumery and cosmetics products we develop.

 

 

Safety and quality are priorities in the company’s growth plans

 

At Àuria Perfumes, we take protocols and regulations very seriously to ensure the safety and health of consumers and to protect the reputation of the brands we work with.

 

The company is firmly committed to maintaining a balance between expansion and quality in operations through a carefully planned strategy. “We seek gradual and sustainable expansion, allowing us to ensure that each step of growth does not compromise the integrity of our products or services,” explains Albert Piñol, CEO.

 

To maintain high-quality standards and ensure regulatory compliance, Àuria Perfumes invests in constant innovation, research, and development. “The goal is to ensure that our products are competitive and aligned with market expectations,” says Piñol.

 

The company’s strategic focus is on achieving profitable and sustainable growth, prioritizing quality as a fundamental component of the value proposition.

 

If you want more information about our Full-Service perfume and cosmetics offering, please contact us.