With the adoption of Regulation 2023/2055, published by the European Commission on 25 September 2023, the European regulatory framework for cosmetic products has recently undergone a significant change. This text, which is part of the REACH regulations, introduces critical new restrictions on synthetic polymer microparticles. It also imposes strict limits on intentionally added microplastics in products such as those used in the cosmetics industry. Let's take a look at the implications of this regulation - commonly referred to as the "microplastics restriction" - for cosmetics professionals.