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Nov. 13, 2019 | Ingredients news

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.

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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.

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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, 2017.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 May 14, 2017.

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 ingredients.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 ingredients ...

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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.

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15 Nov. 2016 SCCS

Hair dye, UV-filter: two requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

Hair dye Basic Blue 99 and UV-filter Methoxypropylamino Cyclohexenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (S87): the safety of these two cosmetic ingredients will be assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on November 8th, 2016.

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19 Oct. 2016 SCCS

Four requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

The preservative Polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) at a maximum concentration of 0.1%, water-soluble Zinc salts used in oral products, the fragrance Acetylated vetiver oil, and the hair dye Dimethylpiperazinium aminopyrazolopyridine HCl (A164): the safety of these four cosmetic ingredients will be assessed by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were ...

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21 Sept. 2016 SCCS

N,N'-Bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-p-phenylamine: Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

On 16 March 2016, the SCCS had adopted an Opinion on the hair dye cosmetic ingredient N,N'-Bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-p-phenylamine (B34). The Committee has been adopted its final version, by written procedure, on 16 September 2016.

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07 Sept. 2016 SCCS

Nanos: 2 requests for Opinion 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 two substances, not reported in the CosIng database as nanos. The requests were published on 1st September 2016 for Colloidal Silver and le Styrene/Acrylates copolymer.

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29 Aug. 2016 SCCS

D5: the SCCS revises its Opinion pro

On March 25, 2015, the SCCS had adopted an Opinion on the cosmetic ingredient Cyclopentasiloxane (D5). This Opinion has been revised on 29 July 2016, and has just been published. It is now its final version.

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10 May 2016 SCCS

Inaugural meeting of the new SCCS pro

The newly appointed scientists of the SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety) who are to provide the European Commission with independent scientific advice on issues relating to consumer safety during their five year mandate (2016-2021), hold their inaugural meeting in Luxembourg on 28 April 2016.

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04 May 2016 SCCS

Vitamin A: the Opinion of SCCS

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on cosmetic ingredients derived from Vitamin A: Retinol, Retinyl acetate, and Retinyl palmitate. It has been adopted by written procedure on 20 April 2016, and is open for comments until June 21, 2016.

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02 May 2016 SCCS

EcoG+: a new preservative approved by the SCCS pro

It is a new concept of preservative, included in the packaging to be released in the cosmetic products it contains. The SCCS has just published its Opinion, adopted at the plenary meeting on 16 March 2016 following its safety assessment, and it is positive. This Opinion is open for comments until June 21, 2016.

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18 April 2016 SCCS

Hair dyes: SCCS publishes two Opinions pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinions on cosmetic hair dyes ingredients N,N'-Bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-p-phenylamine and Tetrabromophenol Blue. They have been adopted at the plenary meeting on 16 March 2016, and are open for comments until June 9, 2016.

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13 April 2016 SCCS

Hair dyes: the SCCS revised three Opinions pro

On 16 March 2016, during its plenary meeting, the SCCS three Opinions on the cosmetic hair dye ingredients Basic Blue 124, HC Yellow No. 16 (B123), and HC Red No. 18 (B124). These Opinions have been published on 7 April 2016.

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13 April 2016 SCCS

HC Orange No. 6: request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of the new cosmetic hair dye ingredient HC Orange No. 6 will be evaluated by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on 7 April 2016.

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12 April 2016 SCCS

SCCS: a reassessment of Butylphenyl methylpropional is foreseen pro

On August 12, 2015, the SCCS has adopted an Opinion on the fragrance ingredient Butylphenyl methylpropional. This Opinion has just been revised, during the plenary meeting of 16 March 2016, and a reassessment of this cosmetic ingredient is announced.

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11 April 2016 SCCS

Phenoxyethanol is safe, says SCCS

The European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has just published its Opinion on Phenoxyethanol. It has been adopted at the plenary meeting on 16 March 2016, and is open for comments until May 31, 2016. Conclusion: this preservative is safe in cosmetics, at the current maximum concentration, for all consumers, whatever their age.

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28 March 2016 SCCS

A new composition of SCCS pro

The term of office of the current members of SCCS will come to an end on 31 March 2016. 17 experts have been appointed and will compose the Scientific Committee for a five years-period, starting on 28 April.

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27 Jan. 2016 SCCS

Trace level of 1,4-Dioxane: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the acceptable and safe trace level of 1,4-Dioxane in cosmetic products, and the conclusions of the ICCR's report on this topic. It has been adopted at the plenary meeting on 15 December 2015, and is open for comments until March 18, 2016.

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25 Jan. 2016 SCCS

Cetylpyridinium chloride: the SCCS revises its Opinion pro

On March 25, 2015, the SCCS has adopted an Opinion on the cosmetic preservative Cetylpyridinium chloride. This Opinion has just been revised, during the plenary meeting of December 15, 2015.

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20 Jan. 2016 SCCS

HC Yellow No. 16, HC Red No. 18: Opinions of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinions on hair dye cosmetic ingredients HC Yellow No. 16 and HC Red No. 18, adopted at the plenary meeting on 15 December 2015. These Opinions are open for comments until March 4, 2016.

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18 Jan. 2016 SCCS

Risk assessment of skin sensitisation: a memorandum by the SCCS pro

At its plenary meeting on 15 December 2015, the SCCS has adopted this 'Memorandum on use of human data in risk assessment of skin sensitisation'. The scope of 21-page text is to clarify issues essential for interpretation of human data and dossier results in risk assessment of contact allergens/contact sensitisation.

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13 Jan. 2016 SCCS

o-Phenylphenol and its salts: the SCCS revises its Opinion pro

On June 25, 2015, the SCCS has adopted an Opinion on the cosmetic ingredients o-Phenylphenol, Sodium o-phenylphenate, and Potassium o-phenylphenate. This Opinion has just been revised, during the plenary meeting of December 15, 2015.

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11 Jan. 2016 SCCS

Trace level of 1,4-Dioxane: request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The acceptable and safe trace level of 1,4-Dioxane in cosmetic products, and the conclusions of the ICCR's report on this topic will be formally evaluated by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on January 4, 2016.

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06 Jan. 2016 SCCS

HEPB as a preservative: request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone, currently listed as a skin conditioning agent, will be evaluated regarding its use as a preservative by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on January 4, 2016.

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22 Dec. 2015 SCCS

Coatings forTiO2 [nano], C183: two request for Opinion to SCCS pro

The safety of three coatings for Titanium dioxide (nano form) and of a new hair dye will be evaluated by the SCCS. The requests from the European Commission were published on 17 December 2015.

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22 Dec. 2015 SCCS

The SCCS revises 5 Opinion and finalizes the one on MI pro

On December 15, 2015, during its plenary meeting, the SCCS revised (slightly) four Opinions on the hair dye ingredients HC Yellow No. 17, HC Red No. 17, 1-hexyl 4,5-diamine pyrazole sulfate, and HC Blue 18. The experts also revised their Opinion on Carbon black [nano], and adopted the final Opinion on Methylisothiazolinone.

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05 Nov. 2015 SCCS

Hydroxyapatite [nano]: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS published its Opinion nano cosmetic ingredient Hydroxyapatite, adopted by written procedure on 16 October 2015. This Opinion is open for comments until 8 January 2016.

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05 Nov. 2015 SCCS

Safety evaluation: 9th revision of the SCCS' Notes of Guidance pro

During its plenary meeting of 29 September 2015, the SCCS adopted the 9th revision of its Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and their safety evaluation. The text is open to comments until 8 January 2016.

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08 Oct. 2015 SCCS

In brief: the SCCS revises its Opinion on nano silica pro

On March 20, 2015, the SCCS had adopted by written procedure its Opinion on the nano forms of the cosmetic ingredients Silica, Hydrated silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates. A revision of this Opinion has just been published.

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06 Oct. 2015 SCCS

Dichloromethane: a corrigendum to SCCS Opinion pro

The SCCS has just published a Corrigendum to its Opinion of 25 March 2015 on Dichloromethane. The experts have modified their answer to the question about their 'further scientific concern' to include all spray formulations.

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22 Sept. 2015 SCCS

Nano-TiO2 in sprays: a new request for Opinion to SCCS pro

In July 2013 the SCCS was in the opinion that the use of nano titanium dioxide could not be considered as safe in spray products. The safety of this cosmetic ingredient will be re-evaluated. The request from the European Commission has been published in September 2015.

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18 Sept. 2015 SCCS

Butylphenyl methylpropional: 'Not safe' for SCCS pro

This Opinion of SCCS has been adopted on 12 August 2015 by written procedure and has just been published. Its conclusion: the cosmetic fragrance ingredient Butylphenyl methylpropional is not safe. This opinion has been opened for comments until 10 November 2015, then until 31 December 2015.