Draft SCCS Opinion on Benzophenone-4

Draft SCCS Opinion on Benzophenone-4

On 15 December 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published its draft opinion on the safety of UV filter benzophenone-4 in cosmetic products (available here).   The SCCS concluded that benzophenone-4 is safe when used as UV filter...
SAG-CS Opinion on BHT

SAG-CS Opinion on BHT

On 28 September 2023, the Scientific Advisory Group on Consumer Safety (SAG-CS) published its opinion on butylated hydroxytoluene (BHT) in cosmetic products (accessed here).  This assessment comes from a call for data issued by the Office for Product Safety and...
Final SCCS Opinion on Salicylic Acid

Final SCCS Opinion on Salicylic Acid

On 9 June 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published its final opinion on salicylic acid (can be accessed here). This further assessment for this ingredient is related to its suspected endocrine disrupting properties. The SCCS concluded that:...
Cosmetic Group Standard 2020 Proposed Amendments

Cosmetic Group Standard 2020 Proposed Amendments

The EPA plans to update ingredients lists in line with the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) 1223/2009. The proposed changes include: ban 322 substancesrestrict 90 substancespermit one colouring agentpermit three preservativespermit six UV filters The EPA also intends to...