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From 24 April 2024 there will be changes to categorisation, reporting & record keeping requirements - see announcements on changes to the General Rules & changes to the Categorisation Guidelines.

INCI name

for an industrial chemical, means the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients name for the industrial chemical.


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Using INCI names for exempted and reported introductions

Note: the below information does not apply to introductions where the criteria to be categorised as reported - 10 kg or less, at step 3 of the categorisation process are met.

If you wish to use an International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) name as the 'proper name' for an industrial chemical, you must meet all 4 criteria below for the chemical and its name

1. The chemical does not have a CAS or IUPAC name.

2. The chemical is a plant extract – for example, extract of flowers, seeds or leaves of trees, shrubs, herbs, grasses, ferns and mosses.

3. The name for the plant extract is an INCI name based on a proper botanical name.

Helianthus Annuus Leaf/Stem Extract
Sunflower extract

4. The plant extract cannot be chemically modified. For example, the chemical cannot be hydrolysed, acetylated or hydrogenated.

❌ We would not accept 'Hydrogenated sweet almond oil'.

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