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Dec. 10, 2019 | Ingredients news

Aluminium in cosmetic products: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its new Opinion on the safety of aluminium and its compounds in cosmetic products. It has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, and is opened to comments until 17 Februaryy 2020.

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Aluminium in cosmetic products: Opinion of the SCCS
10 Dec. 2019 SCCS

Aluminium in cosmetic products: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its new Opinion on the safety of aluminium and its compounds in cosmetic products. It has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, and is opened to comments until 17 Februaryy 2020.

Nanos (Gold, Platinum): Requests for Opinions to SCCS
25 Nov. 2019 SCCS

Nanos (Gold, Platinum): Requests for Opinions to SCCS pro

Following the mandatory notifications of the ingredients in the form of nanomaterials under the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, the European Commission asked the SCCS to assess the safety of several substances, not yet reported as nanos. The requests were published on 22 November 2019 and cover substances containing platinum and gold.

Dihydroxyacetone for hair colouring: Opinion of the SCCS
13 Nov. 2019 SCCS

Dihydroxyacetone for hair colouring: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the safety of Dihydroxyacetone as hair colouring ingredient. This Opinion has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, and is opened to comments until 20 January 2020.

Hydroxypropyl p-Phenylenediamine (A165), Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166): Final Opinions of the SCCS
13 Nov. 2019 SCCS

Hydroxypropyl p-Phenylenediamine (A165), Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166): Final Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinions on the safety of hair dye ingredients, Hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt (A165), as well of Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine-HCL (A166). They have been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, after the end of the commenting period following thier initial publication, and the ...

Safety assessment of nanomaterials: the SCCS updates its Guidance
05 Nov. 2019 SCCS

Safety assessment of nanomaterials: the SCCS updates its Guidance pro

The SCCS has just published a revised version of its Guidance on the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics. The updated document introduces several new sections (coatings, encapsulation, immunotoxicity, alternative methods to animal tests, etc.), and from its introduction, focuses on the definition of a nanomaterial, the 50% particle threshold and ...

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): final Opinion of the SCCS
18 Sept. 2019 SCCS

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published it Opinion on the AAT (Allergy Alert Test), the standardised method proposed by Cosmetics eUROPE for allergy tests that consumers are recommended to carry out before using a hair dye. It had been adopted by written procedure on 10 September 2019.

Tetrabromophenol Blue (C183): a new Opinion of the SCCS
17 Sept. 2019 SCCS

Tetrabromophenol Blue (C183): a new Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the safety of a hair dye ingredient, Tetrabromophenol Blue (C183). This Opinion has been adopted by written procedure on 10 September 2019, and is opened to comments until 11 November 2019.

SCCS Opinion on Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166)
28 Aug. 2019 SCCS

Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166): SCCS Opinion pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the safety of a hair dye ingredient, Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl (A166). This Opinion has been adopted by written procedure on 29 July 2019, and is opened to comments until 21 October 2019.

Coatings for Zinc Oxide (nano): Request for the SCCS Opinion
27 Aug. 2019 SCCS

Coatings for Zinc Oxide (nano): Request for the SCCS Opinion pro

The safety of three coatings for Zinc Oxide in its nano form will be assessed by the SCCS. The request was made by the European Commission and published on 19 August 2019. The Scientific Committee accepted this mandate by written procedure on 29 July 2019.

Solubility of the SAS: Final Opinion of the SCCS
08 July 2019 SCCS

Solubility of the SAS: Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has 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.
Update of 3 July 2019: this ...

Hydroxypropyl p-Phenylenediamine (A165): Opinion of the SCCS
02 July 2019 SCCS

Hydroxypropyl p-Phenylenediamine (A165): Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of two hair dye ingredients, Hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt (A165). This Opinion has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 20-21 June 2019, and is opened to comments until 9 September 2019.

1,2,4-THB, Salicylic Acid, Acetylated Vetiver Oil: new final Opinions of SCCS
01 July 2019 SCCS

1,2,4-THB, Salicylic Acid, Acetylated Vetiver Oil: new final Opinions of SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient 1,2,4-Trihydroxybenzene (1,2,4-THB), which includes some modifications compared to the previous version. The Scientific Committee also introduced corrigenda to its final Opinions on Salicylic acid (preservative and cosmetic active ingredient) and Acetylated vetiver oil (fragrance ingredient). ...

SCCS: Requests for Opinions on 3 nanos and DHA
01 July 2019 SCCS

SCCS: Requests for Opinions on 3 nanos and DHA pro

The safety of three cosmetic ingredients in nano form (Hydroyapatite, Copper, Colloidal Copper) and of Dyhydroxyacetone (DHA) as a hair colourant will be assessed by the SCCS. The requests were made by the European Commission and were published on 25 June 2019. The Scientific Committee accepted these mandates at its plenary meeting on 20 and 21 June 2019.

Zinc Pyrithione : request for the Opinion of SCCS
20 May 2019 SCCS

Zinc Pyrithione : request for the Opinion of SCCS 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 the proposal to classify the substance in CMR 1B. The Scientific Committee has until October 2019 to give its Opinion.

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): Opinion of the SCCS
20 May 2019 SCCS

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published it Opinion on the AAT (Allergy Alert Test), the standardised method proposed by Cosmetics eUROPE for allergy tests that consumers are recommended to carry out before using a hair dye. iT is opened to comments until 12 July 2019.

Butylphenyl Methylpropional : Final Opinion finale of  the SCCS
16 May 2019 SCCS

Butylphenyl Methylpropional: Final Opinion finale of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the fragrance ingredient Butylphenyl Methylpropional. It has been adopted by written procedure on 10 May 2019, after the end of the commenting period following its initial publication, and the consideration of comments received by the Scientific Committee.

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.

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 incorporate ...

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 content.

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 ingredients ...

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 until 15 May 2018.

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.