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March 20, 2019 | SCCS

2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160): Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the hair dye cosmetic ingredient 2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160) for a use on eyelashes. It has been adopted by written procedure on 12 March 2019, at the end of the commenting period following its initial publication.

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2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160): Final Opinion of the SCCS
20 March 2019 SCCS

2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160): Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the hair dye cosmetic ingredient 2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160) for a use on eyelashes. It has been adopted by written procedure on 12 March 2019, at the end of the commenting period following its initial publication.

Solubility of SAS: Opinion of the SCCS
18 March 2019 SCCS

Solubility of the SAS: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the solubility of Synthetic amorphous silica (SAS). It has been adopted during its plenary meeting of 26 February 2019. The issue was to determine whether or not these cosmetic ingredients meet the definition of a nanomaterial. This Opinion is opened to comments until 13 May 2019.

Acetylated Vetiver Oil: Final Opinion of the SCCS
12 March 2019 SCCS

Acetylated Vetiver Oil: Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of Acetylated vetiver oil as a cosmetic fragrance ingredient. It has been adopted during its plenary meeting of 26 February 2019, and includes some modifications compared to the previous version.

The HEPB validated as a new preservative
11 March 2019 SCCS

Final opinion of the SCCS: the HEPB validated as a new preservative pro

On March 5, 2019, the SCCS adopted its Final Opinion on HEPB eye irritation. Technically, the document was adopted during the CSSC plenary meeting on 26 February 2019 and formally endorsed on 5 March, at the end of the commenting period. As none were received, the conclusions of the SCCS remained unchanged. The HEPB should therefore soon ...

Methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87): Opinion of CSSC
11 March 2019 SCCS

Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87): Opinion of SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its second Opinion on the safety of the UV-filter Methoxypropylamino cyclohexenylidene ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87). It has been adopted during its plenary meeting of 26 February 2019 and is opened to comments until 13 May 2019.

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): Request for an Opinion to SCCS
07 Jan. 2019 SCCS

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): Request for an Opinion to SCCS pro

To date, there is no standardised method for allergy tests that consumers are recommended to carry out before using a hair dye. Cosmetics Europe has developed one, the AAT, for Allergy Alert Test. The European Commission has mandated the SCCS to evaluate its effectiveness.

Salicylic Acid: the SCCS final Opinion
02 Jan. 2019 SCCS

Salicylic Acid: the SCCS final Opinion pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of Salicylic Acid. It has been adopted by written procedure on 21 December 2018, and includes some modifications compared to the previous version.

HEPB, A160: SCCS Opinions
02 Jan. 2019 SCCS

HEPB, A160: the SCCS completes its Opinions pro

On December 21, 2018, by written procedure, the SCCS adopted an addendum to its Opinion on the hair dye ingredient 2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine (A 160) and its sulfate salts, and made a decision on the eye irritation of the preservative HEPB. These Opinions are open for comments until March 5, 2019.

10th revision of SCCS' NOGs
12 Nov. 2018 SCCS

Safety assessment: 10th revision of the SCCS' Notes of Guidance pro

At its plenary meeting on October 24 and 25, 2018, the SCCS adopted the final version of the 10th revision of its Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and their Safety Evaluation. Compared to the previous version, changes have been made both in the structure of the text and in its ...

Requests for Opinion to SCCS
29 Oct. 2018 SCCS

Hair dyes A160 and C183, Preservative HEPB: three requests for Opinions to SCCS pro

The safety of two hair dyes - 2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine (A160) and Tetrabromophenol Blue (C183) - as well as HEPB as preservative, will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on Ocotber 25, 2018. The Scientific Committee has until February 2019 to give its Opinions.

SCCS Opinion Salicylic Acid
17 Sept. 2018 SCCS

Salicylic Acid: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the cosmetic ingredient and preservative Salicylic Acid. The substance is under a proposed classification as CMR2. This Opinion has been adopted by written procedure 10 September 2018, and is opened to comments until 14 November 2018.

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17 Sept. 2018 SCCS

Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87): Request for an Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of the UV-filter Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87) will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on September, 2018. The Scientific Committee has until February 2019 to give its Opinion.

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27 Aug. 2018 SCCS

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, QRA2: Final Opinions of SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinions on the safety of UV-filter Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (S86) on one hand, and on the model for dermal sensitisation by a fragrance ingredient quantitative risk assessment (QRA 2) on the other hand. They have been adopted by written procedure on 30 July 2018.

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09 July 2018 SCCS

Acetylated Vetiver Oil, 1,2,4-THB: 2 Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS published the its Opinions on the safety of the fragrance ingredient Acetylated Vetiver Oil, and the hair dye 1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene. They have been adopted during the plenary meeting of 21-22 June 2018, and are opened to comments until 10 September 2018.

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04 July 2018 SCCS

SCCS: 3 Final Opinions, 1 Addendum pro

Following its plenary meeting of 21-22 June 2018, the SCCS published the final versions of three of its Opinions on the safety of Nano-Styrene/Acrylates copolymer, Water-soluble zinc salts, and HEMA and di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl dicarbamate. An Addendum to the Opinions on Climbazole has also been published.

European Commission Flag - Climbazole
05 June 2018 SCCS

Climbazole: Request for an addendum to the SCCS' Opinion pro

The safety of Climbazole, a preservative also used as an anti-dandruff agent will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on May 25, 2018. The Scientific Committee has until June 2018 to give its Opinion.

European Commission Flag and Checklist Symbol
05 June 2018 SCCS

Revision of the checklists for dossiers submitted to SCCS pro

In order to enable to quickly assess if the dossiers are complete and to prevent submissions that are incomplete or contain inadequate/irrelevant data, the SCCS adopted two checklists for applicants submitting dossiers on cosmetic ingredients to be evaluated. One is dedicated to nanomaterials in cosmetics, the other to cosmetic ...

European Commission logo - SCCS Opinion Colloidal Silver
26 March 2018 SCCS

Colloidal Silver [nano]: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the cosmetic ingredient Colloidal silver in nano form. The European Commission requested this opinion following the notification, under Article 16 of Regulation 1223/2009, of 63 cosmetic products containing it. It has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 21-22 February 2018, and is opened to comments ...

European Commission logo - SCCS Request SAS TiO2
26 March 2018 SCCS

Solubility of SAS, TiO2 coatings: 2 requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

The solubility of Synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) and two new coatings for Titanium dioxide (nano) will be assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on March 20, 2018. The Scientific Committee has until October 2018 to give its Opinions.

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12 March 2018 SCCS

Styrene/Acrylates copolymer [nano]: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of two cosmetic ingredients in nano form: the Styrene/Acrylates copolymer [nano] and the Sodium styrene/Acrylates copolymer [nano]. It has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 21-22 February 2018, and is opened to comments until 11 May 2018.

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06 March 2018 SCCS

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, Zinc Pyrithione, o-Phenylphenol salts: 1 Opinion, 2 Addendum of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its new Opinion on the safety of the UV-filter Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine, as well as addendum to its Opinions on Zinc pyrithione and the o-Phenylphenol salts. These texts were adopted during the plenary meeting of 21-22 February 2018, and are opened to comments until 30 April 2018.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
27 Feb. 2018 SCCS

Sodium o-phenylphenate, Potassium o-phenylphenate, MEA o-Phenylphenate: request for an addendum to the Opinion of SCCS pro

Following the Opinion of SCCS on preservatives o-Phenylphenol, Sodium o-phenylphenate and Potassium o-phenylphenate, Member States raised specific concerns as regards the safety of Sodium o-phenylphenate, Potassium o-phenylphenate and MEA o-phenylphenate. The European Commission thus requested an addendum to the first Opinion to SCCS. The mandate was published on 26 February 2018.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
29 Jan. 2018 SCCS

TiO2 [nano] in sprays: Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of Titanium Dioxide in nano-from as UV-filter in sprays. It was adopted by written process on 19 January 2018. This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of nine weeks (from 13 March 2017 to 14 May 2017) after its initial publication, and is now the final version.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
02 Jan. 2018 SCCS

Butylphenyl methylpropional, HEMA: Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the fragrance ingredient Butylphenyl methylpropional. This Opinion was adopted by written process on 14 December 2017 and is opened to comments until 19 February 2018. The Committee has also published its Opinion on the artificial nail modelling ingredients HEMA and di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl dicarbamate, which is opened ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
02 Jan. 2018 SCCS

Salicylic acid, Hair dyes: four requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of salicylic acid, and of three hair dyes ingredients (C170, A166, and A33) will be assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on December 22, 2017. The Scientific Committee has until March 2017 to give its Opinions.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
28 Nov. 2017 SCCS

Aggregate exposure to Climbazole: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the cosmetic preservative Climbazole, taking in account the combined use of several types of products that contain it. This Opinion was adopted as an addendum, and adopted during the plenary meeting of 24-25 October 2017. The Scientific Committee considered that it was ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
28 Nov. 2017 SCCS

QRA 2: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the relevance of the model for dermal sensitisation by a fragrance ingredient quantitative risk assessment (QRA 2). This Opinion is opened to comments until January 22, 2018.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
14 Nov. 2017 SCCS

Zinc pyrithione: Request for an addendum to SCCS' Opinion pro

The safety of the cosmetic ingredient, preservative and anti-dandruff agent, Zinc Pyrithione, will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The request was published from the European Commission following the availability of new scientific studies. The Scientific Committee has until February 2018 to give its Opinion.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
07 Nov. 2017 SCCS

Hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt: Request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of the hair dye Hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt (A165) will be assessed by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on November 3, 2017. The Scientific Committee has until March 2018 to give its Opinion.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
12 Sept. 2017 SCCS

Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (S86): 2nd Request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of the UV-Filter Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine (S86) will be re-assessed by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission, following the submission of a new dossier par Pierre Fabre Laboratories was published on September 7, 2017.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
05 July 2017 SCCS

Climbazole: a new request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of the cosmetic ingredient Climbazole will be assessed again by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission, linked with new margin of safety data and a proposition to reduce the current maximum authorized concentrations, for a use as preservative or as anti-dandruff agent, was published on June 28 ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
12 June 2017 SCCS

Butylphenyl methylpropional: 2nd request for Opinion to SCCS pro

At its plenary meeting on 6 June 2017, the SCCS approved a mandate from the European Commission. As announced in a previous Opinion of the experts committee, the safety of this fragrance ingredient, first declared unsafe for a use in cosmetic products, will be reassessed.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
12 April 2017 SCCS

Preservatives PHMB and HEPB: final Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinions on the safety of two cosmetic preservatives, the Polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) and the Ethylzingerone - Hydroxyethoxyphenyl butanone (HEPB). They were adopted by written procedure on 23 December 2016, and were open for comments until March 10, 2017.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
22 March 2017 SCCS

Zinc salts, UV-Filter S87, Hair dye A164: Three Opinions of SCCS pro

On 13 March 2017, the SCCS published its Opinions on the water-soluble zinc salts used in oral hygiene products, the UV-Filter Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87), and the hair dye substance Dimethylpiperazinium Aminopyrazolopyridine HCl (A164), adopted its plenary meeting of 7 March 2017. These Opinions are open to comments until May 14, 2017.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
20 March 2017 SCCS

Basic Blue 99, TiO2 [nano] in sprays: Two Opinions of SCCS pro

On 10 March 2017, the SCCS published its Opinions on the cosmetic hair dye ingredient Basic Blue 99 (C059) and the Titanium Dioxide (nano-form) as a UV-filter in sprays, adopted its plenary meeting of 7 March 2017. For both of them, the Committee did not reach to a definitive opinion. These Opinions are open to comments until ...

Aluminium, HEMA, QRA 2: three requests for Opinion to SCCS
13 March 2017 SCCS

Aluminium, HEMA, QRA 2: three requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

Aluminium in cosmetics, HEMA and Di-HEMA Trimethylhexyl Dicarbamate in nails products: the safety of these ingredients will be assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on March 10, 2017. The SCCS is also asked to consider if QRA 2 model is adequate to establish the safety of fragrance ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
01 Feb. 2017 SCCS

HC Orange No.6: Final Opinion of SCCS pro

On 7 November 2016, the SCCS published its Opinion on the new cosmetic hair dye ingredient HC Orange No. 6, adopted by written procedure. After the commenting period, the Committee has just published its final version.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
16 Jan. 2017 SCCS

Preservatives PHMB and HEPB: two Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinions on the safety of two cosmetic preservatives, the Polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) and the Ethylzingerone - Hydroxyethoxyphenyl butanone (HEPB). They were adopted by written procedure on 23 December 2016, and are open for comments until March 10, 2017.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
13 Jan. 2017 SCCS

Phenoxyethanol, EcoG+, Vitamin A: Final Opinions of the SCCS pro

On 6 October 2016, during its plenary meeting, the SCCS adopted the final versions of its Opinions on two preservatives – Phenoxyethanol and EcoG+ – as well as of its Opinion on Vitamin A (Retinol, Retinyl palmitate, Retinyl acetate). These three Opinions have been published on 14 October 2016.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
28 Nov. 2016 SCCS

Coatings forTiO2 [nano]: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS published its Opinion on the safety of three new coatings for Titanium dioxide (nano form) for their use in cosmetic products, adopted by written procedure on 7 November 2016. This Opinion is open for comments until January 17, 2017.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
23 Nov. 2016 SCCS

In silico methods: a memorandum of the SCCS pro

During its plenary meeting on 6 October 2016, the SCCS adopted a Memorandum on the use of in silico methods for assessment of chemical hazard in the framework of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009. It is intended to provide a general perspective on the current status of in silico methods in risk assessment of cosmetic ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
21 Nov. 2016 SCCS

HC Orange No. 6: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the new cosmetic hair dye ingredient HC Orange No. 6, adopted by written procedure on 7 November 2016 following its safety assessment. This Opinion is open for comments until January 10, 2017.