Our systems are not nanomaterials according to EU regulations.
Definition of “nanomaterial” from the Cosmetics Regulation (REGULATION (EC) No. 1223/2009).
“Nanomaterial” means an insoluble or biologically stable and intentionally manufactured material with one or more external dimensions or an internal structure in the order of 1 to 100 nanometers.
Definition of “engineered nanomaterial” from the Food Information Regulation (REGULATION (EU) No. 1169/2011), which is also used in the Novel Food Regulation (REGULATION (EU) 2015/2283).
“engineered nanomaterial” means any intentionally manufactured material that has a dimension of the order of 100 nm or less in one or more dimensions, or whose internal structure or surface consists of functional compartments, many of which have a dimension of the order of 100 nm or less in one or more dimensions, including structures, agglomerates and aggregates that may be larger than 100 nm but whose properties due to nanoscale are retained.
=> Our systems are water compatible and non-biologically stable. All ingredients used are easily digestible by the body. Furthermore, the responsible EU Commission defines a “nanomaterial” by a solid character and explicitly excludes structures such as micelles*. Our systems are mixtures of liquids and consequently do not fall under the definition of a nanomaterial, regardless of their size.
*European Commission: “Questions and Answers on the Commission Recommendation on the Definition on Nanomaterial” (December 2011).
**A legal statement will be provided on request.