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  • Hydrogen Peroxide in cosmetics products - Help

    Posted by Roni on May 26, 2019 at 7:14 pm

    hey everyone!
    I’m planning to develop a cosmetic product (face cream) and on the formula there is Hydrogen Peroxide at about 2% concentration.
    my question is about regulation:
    Europe - is it allowed to use hydrogen peroxide on leave on products? there is a limit of concentration?
    Japan - same question.
    thank you for your help!

    oldperry replied 4 years, 9 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • Roni

    Member
    May 29, 2019 at 6:35 am

    No one can help me?

  • oldperry

    Member
    May 29, 2019 at 3:24 pm

    Generally, when a question can be answered by doing a quick Google search most of the people here won’t respond.  

    Here is your answer…
    https://cosmeticsinfo.org/ingredient/hydrogen-peroxide-0

    In the European Union, Hydrogen Peroxide may be used in hair care, skin care, nail harding, and oral hygiene products at maximum concentrations of 12%, 4%, 2% and 0.1%, respectively (See Annex III). Hair care, skin care and nail hardening products containing Hydrogen Peroxide must be labeled: “Contains Hydrogen Peroxide. Avoid contact with eyes. Rinse immediately if product comes in contact with them.” Hair products containing Hydrogen Peroxide must recommend that gloves be worn when the product is used.”

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