Changes have been made to Turkey's cosmetics regulations. In
particular, the amendments ban use of benzylidene camphor, as well
as change requirements for non-oxidant hair dyes and the
relationship between local and European Union legislation with
regard to vivisection. The Regulation Amending the Cosmetic
Regulation was published in Official Gazette number 29506 on 26
The Amendment Regulation amends certain parts of the Cosmetic
Regulation (published in Official Gazette number 25823 on 23 May
Additional Article 2 of the Regulation relates to vivisection
and previously stated that updates in European Union legislation
should be taken into consideration. The Amendment Regulation
changes this article so that only updates in related legislation
and in scientific and technologic developments should be taken into
Benzylidene camphor is banned from use in cosmetics. It is
removed from Annex 6 (List of UV Filters that are Permitted for
use with Cosmetics) and added to Annex
2(List of Materials that are Banned from Cosmetics),
effective from 18 February 2016.
Amendments are made for hair dye substances in non-oxidant hair
dyes, effective from 10 August 2016 (Annex 3 – List of
Materials which Should Not Be Included into Cosmetics, Except Noted
Any products which are not compliant with the Cosmetic
Regulation must be removed from the market, effective from 16 April
Please see this link for the full text of the
Amendment Regulation (only available in Turkish).
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