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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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10 Sept. 2015 SCCS

Hair dyes: 3 Opinions of the SCCS pro

On June 25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on three hair dye cosmetic ingredients: 2,5,6-Triamino-4-pyrimidinol sulfate, HC Yellow No. 17, and 2,6-Dihydroxyethylaminotoluene. These Opinions have just been published and are open for comments until 28 October 2015.

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08 Sept. 2015 SCCS

Deoxyarbutin, UV filter S86: 2 Opinions of the SCCS pro

The first one has been adopted on 25 June 2015 during the 10th plenary meeting of the SCCS, the second one by written procedure on 13 July 2015. These two Opinions have just been published and are open for comments until 23 October 2015.

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11 Aug. 2015 SCCS

HC Red No. 17: Opinion of the SCCS pro

On June 25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the hair dye cosmetic ingredient HC Red No. 17 (B120). This Opinion is open for comments until September 25, 2015.

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04 Aug. 2015 SCCS

A163: Opinion of the SCCS pro

On June 25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the hair dye cosmetic ingredient 1-Hexyl-1H-pyrazole-4,5-diamine hemisulfate (A163). This Opinion is open for comments until September 17, 2015.

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22 July 2015 SCCS

HC Blue 18 : Opinion of the SCCS pro

On June 25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the hair dye cosmetic ingredient HC Blue 18. This Opinion is open for comments until September 10, 2015.

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20 July 2015 SCCS

SCCS: a 'annul and supersede', two revisions pro

On June 25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted a new Opinion on the hair dye Basic Blue 124, revised its Opinion on the nano form of MBBT, and added some new precisions to its clarification of the term sprayable.

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09 July 2015 SCCS

Methylisothiazolinone does not pass the examination of SCCS

On June 25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the cosmetic ingredient Methylisothiazolinone, as a preservative in rinse-off products and leave-on hair products. This Opinion is open for comments until September 8, 2015.

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06 July 2015 SCCS

Vitamin A: request for Opinion to SCCS pro

Retinol, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Linoleate, and Retinal: the safety of these cosmetic ingredients will be evaluated by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on 30 June 2015.

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02 July 2015 SCCS

Hair dyes: two requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

HC Red No. 18, N,N'-Bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-p-phenylamine: the safety of these two hair dyes ingredients will be evaluated by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on 30 June 2015.

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01 July 2015 SCCS

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

On June25, 2015, during its 10th plenary meeting, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the cosmetic ingredients o-Phenylphenol, Sodium o-phenylphenate, and Potassium o-phenylphenate. This Opinion is open for comments until August 21, 2015.

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11 June 2015 SCCS

α-Arbutin: Opinion of the SCCS pro

On May 27, 2015, the SCCS has adopted by written procedure its Opinion on the cosmetic ingredient α-Arbutin. This Opinion is open for comments until July 22, 2015.

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01 June 2015 SCCS

Nano silica: Opinion of the SCCS pro

On March 20, 2015, the SCCS has adopted by written procedure its Opinion on the nano forms of the cosmetic ingredients Silica, Hydrated silica, and Silica Surface Modified with Alkyl Silylates. This Opinion is open for comments until June 26, 2015.

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26 May 2015 SCCS

Cyclopentasiloxane: Opinion of the SCCS pro

During its plenary meeting on March 25, 2015, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the cosmetic ingredient Cyclopentasiloxane (D5). It has been published on May 20, 2015, and it was open for comments until June 19, 2015, period then extented until August 20, 2015.

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13 May 2015 SCCS

Hair dyes: two requests for Opinion to SCCS pro

2,6-Dihydroxyethylaminotoluene, HC Yellow 16: the safety of these two hair dyes ingredients will be evaluated by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on 11 May 2015.

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12 May 2015 SCCS

Tagetes, eyelashes dyes: two Opinions of the SCCS pro

During its plenary meeting on March 25, 2015, the SCCS has adopted two Opinions, one on the fragrance ingredients Tagetes minuta and Tagetes spatula, and added the requested addendum on Opinion on the safety of oxidative hair dye substances and hydrogen peroxide in products to colour eyelashes. These Opinions are open for ...

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22 April 2015 SCCS

SCCS: Opinion on Cetylpyridinium chloride pro

During its plenary meeting on March 25, 2015, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on the new preservative Cetylpyridinium chloride. This Opinion is open for comments until May 29, 2015.

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13 April 2015 SCCS

MBBT [nano], β-Arbutin, Dichloromethane: 3 Opinions of the SCCS pro

During its plenary meeting on March 25, 2015, the SCCS has adopted three Opinions on the nano-UV filter Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol, on β-Arbutin, and on Dichloromethane. These Opinions are open for comments until May 22, 2015.

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31 March 2015 SCCS

ELA, PHMB, HAA299: three (minor) revisions to CSSC's Opinions pro

During its plenary meeting on 25 March 2015, the SCCS made minor changes to its Opinions on three cosmetic ingredients: the Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl (ELA), the Polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) and the UV filter HAA299.

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30 March 2015 SCCS

Arbutin(s): three requests for Opinion to SCCS

Deoxyarbutin, α-Arbutin, β-Arbutin: the safety of these three cosmectic depigmentating and skin bleaching agents will be evaluated by the SCCS. The request from the European Commission was published on 26 March 2015. The problem is that these three substances may release or transform in hydroquinone, banned in cosmetic products in Europe.

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26 Jan. 2015 SCCS

SCCS: Vetiveryl acetate is unsafe

During its meeting on 16 December 2014, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on Vetiveryl acetate. Conclusion: inadequate data which not allow a safety assessment, a genotoxic potential… the substance in not safe for use in cosmetic products.

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14 Jan. 2015 SCCS

Endocrine disruptors: the SCCS adopted a Memorandum pro

The SCCS made public, on 12 January 2015, its position on endocrine disruptors, their definition, and their safety assessment. The experts adopted this memorandum at the 8th plenary meeting on 16 December 2014.

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07 Jan. 2015 SCCS

SCCS: 3 requests for Opinion

Methylisothiazolinone (following a submission by Cosmetics Europe for rinse-off products and leave-on hair products), Dichloromethane, and sunscreen Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (following a submission by BASF for the use of nano forms): the safety of these three cosmetic ingredients will be re-evaluated by the SCCS.

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30 Dec. 2014 SCCS

SCCS: 1 Opinion, 1 Addendum, 3 Revisions pro

During its meeting on December 16, 2014, the SCCS has adopted its Opinion on Basic Blue 124, published an addendum to its conclusions on Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl and revised its Opinions on Polyaminopropyl biguanide and Formaldehyde in nail hardeners. It also revised its clarification on the meaning of the term 'sprayable'.

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29 Dec. 2014 SCCS

SCCS: request for Opinion (Hair dyes) pro

This request is for the 2,5,6-Triamino-4-pyrimidinol sulfate, an hair colouring agent. It is submission III for this ingredient.

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02 Dec. 2014 SCCS

In short - SCCS' call for experts pro

To meet the increased demand for risk assessments related to consumer safety, the Directorate General for Health and Consumers has launched a call for expression of interest to appoint experts who will assist the work of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). They are appointed in their personal capacity ...

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12 Nov. 2014 SCCS

SCCS: Opinion on formaldehyde in nail hardeners pro

The SCCS adopted by written procedure on 7 November 2014 its Opinion on the safety of the use of formaldehyde in nail hardeners. The text is open for comments until 8 December 2014.

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27 Oct. 2014 SCCS

In short - The SCCS revises the Addendum to its NoGs pro

On April 9, 2014 the SCCS had adopted, by written procedure, an Addendum to the Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and their Safety Evaluation replaces the section 3-4.7 Mutagenicity/Genotoxicity and 3-4.8 Carcinogenicity of the Notes of Guidance 8th revision, from pages 26 to 29. After the commenting period of four week, a revision of this Addendum has ...

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24 Oct. 2014 SCCS

Hydrolyzed wheat proteins: the SCCS revises its Opinion pro

On June 18, 2014 the SCCS had adopted an Opinion on the safety of hydrolyzed wheat proteins, assessed in terms of skin sensitization. The experts concluded: the use of this ingredient is safe in cosmetic products except in soaps and liquid soaps. On 22 October 2014, a revision of this Opinion has been published.

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17 Oct. 2014 SCCS

Peanut oil: the SCCS revises its Opinion pro

On March 27, 2014 the SCCS had adopted an Opinion on the safety of peanut oil, assessed in terms of skin sensitization. The experts concluded: 'peanut oil or peanut oil derivatives containing peanut proteins cannot be used safely in cosmetic products'. During its 7th plenary meeting on 23 September 2014, the SCCS revised its Opinion.

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14 Oct. 2014 SCCS

Sprayable: the SCCS' clarification pro

A request for clarification had been made to the SCCS to clarify the term ‘sprayable’, which was used in three Opinions on nano ingredient safety (Carbon Black, Titanium Dioxide, Zinc Oxide). The experts have just given their answer, which was adopted at the 7th Plenary Meeting last September 23, 2014. And the three ...

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13 Oct. 2014 SCCS

SCCS 7th plenary meeting: 3 Opinions open for comments pro

The SCCS held its 7th plenary meeting on 23 September 2014. Already published: a new Opinion (Basic Blue 99 – hair dye), and two revised Opinions (Acid orange 7 – hair dye, and HAA229 (a new UV-filter).

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06 Oct. 2014 SCCS

SCCS: four requests for Opinion pro

Three requests are for hair dyes: HC Blue 18, Basic Blue 99, and HC Red No 17. The SCCS also received a request for an addendum to its Opinion on the preservative Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl.

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02 Oct. 2014 SCCS

Sprayable application: request for clarification to SCCS pro

In its latest Opinions on the safety of three nano-ingredients (Carbon black, Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide), the SCCS did not recommend their use in "sprayable" cosmetic products. But what means "sprayable" exactly? A request for clarification on the meaning of this term has been sent to the experts.

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10 Sept. 2014 SCCS

Vitamin K1 Oxide: request for SCCS Opinion pro

Vitamin K1 oxide is intended to replace the use of vitamin K1, which has recently been banned for use in cosmetic products because of its allergenic potential. The SCCS has received a request for scientific Opinion on its safety.

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17 July 2014 SCCS

The SCCS revises its Opinion on Zinc pyrithione pro

The Opinion on Zinc pyrithione was dated 18 June 2013. One year ago, the experts considered that the substance, when used in a concentration up to 2.0% as anti-dandruff agent, was not safe for the consumer. During the 6th plenary meeting of 18 June 2014, the SCCS changed its mind.

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15 July 2014 SCCS

6th plenary meeting: the SCCS revises and confirms 3 Opinions pro

During its 6th plenary meeting on 18 June 2014, the SCCS revised its Opinions on three cosmetic ingredients, after the commenting period of six weeks. . Hydroxyethoxy aminopyrazolopyridine HCl, 3-amino-2,6-dimethylphenol, Basic Brown 17: the experts did not change their first conclusions.

Aluminum: the SCCS revises… and confirms its Opinion
09 July 2014 SCCS

Aluminum: the SCCS revises… and confirms its Opinion

On 27 March 2014, the SCCS published its Opinion on aluminium in cosmetic products… and did not take a stand. After the commenting period of six weeks, the experts revised their text… without changing a comma to its conclusion.

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07 July 2014 SCCS

SCCS 6th plenary meeting: 4 Opinions open for comments pro

The SCCS had adopted 4 Opinions during its plenary meeting on 18 June 2014. On the agenda: Polyaminopropyl biguanide, Acid orange 7, HAA229 (a new UV-filter) and hydrolysed wheat proteins. These Opinions are open for comments until 18 August 2014.

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30 June 2014 SCCS

SCCS: 4 requests for scientific Opinions pro

Three new hair dyes (HC Yellow n°17, 1-Hexyl-1H-pyrazole-4,5-diamine hemisulfate, Basic Blue 124) and a nanomaterial (Hydroxyapatite)… The SCCS has just received four requests for scientific Opinions on 25 June 2014. Details.

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12 May 2014 SCCS

TiO2 and ZnO (nanos): revision of the SCCS' opinions pro

The SCCS’ Opinions on nano-Titanium dioxide and nano-Zinc oxide, adopted by written procedure in July 2013, have been amended on 22 April 2014. After the commenting period of six weeks, the Committee has made some changes to these two texts.

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24 April 2014 SCCS

SCCS: 7 requests for scientific Opinions

Phenoxyethanol, o-Phenylphenol, Polyaminopropyl Biguanide, Cyclopentasiloxane, Formaldehyde, Eyelashes dyes, Acid Orange 7… The SCCS has just received seven requests for scientific Opinions. Details.

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15 April 2014 SCCS

SCCS 5th plenary meeting: 8 Opinions open for comments pro

SCCS had adopted 8 Opinions during its plenary meeting on 27 March 2014. On the agenda: TPO, hair dyes, aluminium, callosity remover, peanut oil and addendum to the notes of guidance for the safety evaluation of cosmetic ingredients. These Opinions are open for comments until 26 May 2014.