Essential oils and other plant extracts
Essential oils are mostly complex mixtures of terpenes, sequiterpenes, aromatic compounds, etc.
Some constituents (e.g. Methyl eugenol, which is contained in rose oil) are restricted in their use in cosmetics. Be aware of possibly critical compounds already during product development.
We support your product development by preparing ingredient profiles (e.g. to determine maximum use concentrations in different product types).
As manufacturer of cosmetic products you may be indirectly concerned by the REACH regulation. Essential oils, resins, concretes, absolutes and other plant extracts (termed Natural Complex Substances, NCS; further Information may be found here: CFCS – Natural Complex Substances) are to a large extent affected by the 2018 registration deadline.
If not registered, some raw materials may disappear from the market. To ensure your future supply and to be able to react to changes on the market by choosing alternative ingredients, ask your supplier if he plans to register.
In case you directly import raw materials from non-EU countries, you may even be required to register. For more information on REACH please visit: CFCS – REACH.