HC Deb 12 February 1990 vol 167 c46W
Mr. Matthew Taylor

To ask the Secretary of State for Trade and Industry what controls exist over the use of additives in cosmetics; if he will publish a list of those additives whose use is permitted in cosmetics; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Forth

The ingredients of cosmetics are regulated by the Cosmetic Products (Safety) Regulations 1989 SI 1989 No. 2233. Suppliers are permitted to use only those preservatives and colourants on the "permitted lists" in schedules 3 and 4, and in future no further anti-oxidants are to be prescribed by future directives.