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Nov. 25, 2019 | Ingredients news

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.

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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.

Aluminium: the SCCS will not take a stand
15 April 2014 SCCS

Aluminium: the SCCS will not take a stand

It took several alarming scientific reports and just as many heated debates for this topic to receive attention at the European level. At this stage, we were expecting the experts to (finally) state a clear position on the safety of aluminium in cosmetic products and to provide safe usage thresholds, ...

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26 March 2014 SCCS

Cosmetic short news - SCCS: all Opinions 2013 in 1 click pro

Latest cosmetics news in brief - SCCS: all Opinions 2013 in 1 click - A bill to end animal testing in Australia - Aluminium: concern in Germany - A US bill to phase out animal testing - Deforestation: Greenpeace accuses Procter & Gamble - ICCR: nanos safety and alternative methods - REACH evaluation report 2013 - ...

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13 Feb. 2014 SCCS

Silica (nano): Call for information pro

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has received a request for a scientific Opinion on the safety of silica (nano) used in cosmetic products. Interested parties are invited to submit any relevant information that could assist the scientific committee on the safety assessment. All information should be submitted at ...

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24 Dec. 2013 SCCS

Nanomaterials dossiers: Memorandum from the SCCS pro

It was adopted by the SCCS during its plenary session last December 12, 2013. With this Memorandum, experts are sending a key message to the industry: send us better safety dossiers with more exhaustive and relevant data on nanomaterials. This will make everyone gain time and ensure correct and transparent evaluation. Here ...

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20 Dec. 2013 SCCS

SCCS has rejected bismuth citrate pro

“Your file should be reviewed”, this is what the SCCS roughly said to the applicant for the use of bismuth citrate in hair dyes. It is not sufficient as such to assess the safety of this substance. However, experts have confirmed their previous conclusions regarding Acid Black 1 on the one hand, ...

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20 Dec. 2013 SCCS

SCCS: borates to be treated the same way as boric acid pro

An expected change on the regulations of bore compounds in cosmetics, following the Opinion of the SCCS adopted last December 12. Boric acid, borates, Perboric acid and Sodium perborate, which are classified as CMR 1B substances, are to be included in Annex II of Regulation 1223/2009 and banned for use. Experts have considered the ...

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19 Dec. 2013 SCCS

Methylisothiazolinone soon to be banned from leave-on cosmetics

The noose was gradually tightening around this preservative, known for provoking more and more allergic reactions. The case had been submitted to the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for it to make a ruling. And the decision has just been made: Methylisothiazolinone has been deemed “not safe”. It should ...

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19 Dec. 2013 SCCS

Carbon black nano, Disperse Red 17: 2 positive Opinions by the SCCS pro

The SCCS adopted both these Opinions during its plenary session on December 12 2013. One focuses on cosmetic colorant Carbon Black in its nano form, the other on Disperse 17, a hair dye colorant. Both Opinions are positive and available for consultation until February 17, 2014.

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17 Dec. 2013 SCCS

SCCS: 6 requests for scientific Opinions pro

CMRs, anti-callosity agent, hair dyes, fragrance ingredients: 6 requests for the SCCS Opinion are dated 13 Decembre 2013 and concern the whole group of borates, TrimethylbenzoyI diphenylphosphine oxide, Potassium hydroxide, Hydroxyethoxy aminopyrazolopyridine HCl, Basic Brown 17 and Tagetes ssp.

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15 Nov. 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Opinion on Thioglycolic acid pro

The request for an opinion was filed in early summer 2013. The purpose of the request was to assess the use of thioglycolic acid and its salts on the eyelashes, to ensure the status of these ingredients was compliant with Regulation 1223/2009. The European SCCS committee of experts has just issued its ...

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07 Oct. 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Henna OK, 2-Chloro-p-phenylenediamine refused

The European Committee of experts, the SCCS, has just released two new Opinions about cosmetic hair dyes. It considers Henna as safe for use (and that there is no need for animal-testing, in spite of the request by France), but the safety margin of the 2-Chloro-p-phenylenediamine as insufficient to validate it. ...

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07 Oct. 2013 SCCS

Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl: an extension for use in view pro

Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl had been added to the list of preservatives allowed in cosmetic products in 2010. However, it had been banned for use in lip products, oral products and spray due to mucosal and respiratory tract irritation potential. Following a request by the industry, requiring an extension of its ...

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04 Oct. 2013 SCCS

Cosmetic short news: Opinion SCCS MBBT pro

Latest cosmetics news in brief: The SCCS revises its Opinion about Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol - “Belle et Bien” runs to fight cancer - AFNOR: 4 collections of standards about the environmental labeling - L'Oreal buys Nickel - Triman postponed for a year - Deadline extended for comments of the SCCS Opinions on ...

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03 Oct. 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Opinion on Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol pro

It has been adopted by written procedure on 18 March 2013, and is open for comments until April 26, 2013. The SCCS has just released its Opinion on Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (MBBT), an anti-UV filter, which fulfill the definition of a nanomaterial.

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30 Sept. 2013 SCCS

Nano silica: request for the SCCS Opinion pro

This is the latest, and the least important, that was still lacking. After the nano Titanium dioxide, Zinc oxide, Carbon black … silica as nanoparticles will see its safety assessed by the SCCS. This time, it is not a request by the cosmetic industry, as for the others that it ...

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26 Sept. 2013 SCCS

Methylisothiazolinone : request for an Opinion by SCCS

While a public consultation is open about the possible restriction for use of an MIT/MCIT blend, now the MIT alone is concerned by the request for its safety evaluation sent to the SCCS. Reason for the request: the sensitizing and allergenic potential of this preservative, even if used alone.

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25 Sept. 2013 SCCS

Fragrances, Hair dyes: 5 requests for Opinions by the SCCS pro

For fragrance ingredients, this concerns the Butylphenyl methylpropional, for which IFRA recommends specific concentrations, depending on the type of products, and the Vetiveryl acetate. For the ingredients of hair dyes, there is two new substances, 3-amino-2.6-dimethylphenol and Bismuth citrate, and the Disperse red 17. Requests for Opinions have been sent the SCCS ...

Aluminum to be evaluated by Europe
24 Sept. 2013 SCCS

Aluminum to be evaluated by Europe

The scientific debate over the risks linked to using aluminum in cosmetic products is to come to a new phase. Following the evaluation by the French Affsaps (now, ANSM) in 2011, which concluded to the existence of a risk to consumers’ health, and a Norwegian report showing the excessive exposure through ...

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05 Sept. 2013 SCCS

Cosmetic short news: Nano deadline postponed pro

Latest cosmetics news in brief: Deadline extended for comments of the SCCS Opinions on nanos - Revlon acquires The Colomer Group - New Board of Directors, in Cosmebio - Pierre Fabre passing away - REACH: a reminder of the obligation of information - CFDA consults on the approval of a ...

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29 July 2013 SCCS

TiO2, ZnO, MBBT: three nanos evaluated by the SCCS pro

Three Opinions by the SCCS have been released on 26 July 2013, dealing with cosmetic nano-ingredients. The Opinion on titanium dioxide has been adopted through a written procedure on 22 July, and the one about zinc oxide through a written procedure on 23 July. As for the MBBT UV filter, the Opinion released on 18 March 2013 has been updated. All ...

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22 July 2013 SCCS

SCCS: the cosmetic industry shall provide better dossiers! pro

Is this an excuse for the delays in giving many long-awaited for opinions, especially when the new Cosmetics Regulation is fully implemented? The SCCS has released a Memorandum by way of a reminder to the industry, comprising a major message: numerous dossiers submitted to the experts are incomplete or contain ...

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10 July 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Revision of the Opinions Climbazole and DEGEE pro

Two Opinions by the SCCS, adopted during the 26 February 2013 Plenary Meeting, have been updated during the 18 June 2013's. Taking into account the comments arrived after thier first release, the experts hava explained and/or modified the conclusions of their Opinions about Climbazole and Diethylene glycol monoethy ether (DEGEE).

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10 July 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Opinions open for comments pro

They have been adopted during the SCCS plenary meeting, on 18 June, 2013, and are open for comments until August 16, 2013. The SCCS has just released three new opinions on Zinc pyrithione (preservative), 3-Benzylidene camphor (UV filter) and hydroxyanthraquinone-aminopropyl methyl morpholinium methosulfate (hair dye). Opinions that should not completely satisfy the industry.

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09 July 2013 SCCS

Nanos: 3 requests for Opinions by the SCCS pro

It is an understatement to say that the SCCS’ opinions are waited for, so that several nano-ingredients could be listed in the Annexes of the Regulation. Three of them are the subjects of requests for Opinion: nano-zinc, nano-titanium dioxide and Carbon Black.

01 July 2013 SCCS

Three requests for SCCS opinions pro

Topics: Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl preservative, Phenylene Bis-Diphenyltriazine UV filter, as well as thioglycolic acid and its salts. The purpose is, for the first one, to widen its usage to oral hygiene products, for the second one, to allow its use as UV filter, and, for the latter, to study ...

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05 June 2013 SCCS

Parabens: the European experts confirm their opinion

Since October 2012, the opinion was hoped for March 2013. In fact, the SCCS needed some time more before releasing its complementary opinion on Butyl- and Propylparaben, with a specific attention brought to sunscreens for young children. Conclusion: the experts confirm their previous conclusions, and reaffirm their recommendation to lower the allowed ...

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29 May 2013 SCCS

Laureth-9 : new restrictions pro

Dated 24 May 2013, the European Regulation 483/2013 introduces restrictions for use for Laureth-9 (Polidocanol) and adds it to the Annex III of the Cosmetics Regulation. The industry has until April 1, 2014 to come into compliance.

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12 April 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Soon-to-be-released opinions on two new preservatives pro

One is a new concept, included in the packaging to be released in the cosmetic products it contains. The second one is an antibacterial substance, for which there is a request to use as a preservative. A request for opinion has just been sent the SCCS for these two substances.

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19 March 2013 SCCS

SCCS' Memorandum on hair dye chemical sensitization pro

While performing an overall work of toxicological assessment of hair dyes safety, the SCCS has released this memorandum on their sensitizing potential. The SCCS confirms that hair dye substances which fulfill the criteria for classification as skin sensitizers may not be safe for consumers, particularly so for hair dye substances ...

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07 March 2013 SCCS

UV Filters: two requests for SCCS Opinion pro

One is suspected by France to act as an endocrine disruptor, the other is used as a nanomaterial: 3-benzylidene-camphor and Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol are on the CSSC program evaluation, to remain, or be listed in the annex of the Cosmetics Regulation listing the permitted UV filters.

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05 March 2013 SCCS

SCCS: Opinion on Ethoxydiglycol pro

It has been adopted during the 18th plenary meeting, on 26 February, 2013, and is open for comments until April 5, 2013. The SCCS has just released a new opinions Diethylene glycol monoethyl ether or Ethoxydiglycol (DEGEE).

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05 March 2013 SCCS

SCCS: 2 Opinions on Climbazole pro

They have been adopted during the 18th plenary meeting, on 26 February, 2013, and are open for comments until April 5, 2013. The SCCS has just released two new opinions Climbazole, a preservative.

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05 March 2013 SCCS

SCCS: 7 Opinions open for comments (hair dyes) pro

They have been adopted during the 18th plenary meeting, on 26 February, 2013, and are open for comments until April 5, 2013. The SCCS has just released seven new Opinions on hair dyes.

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21 Dec. 2012 SCCS

SCCS Opinion: Dichloromethane is not considered safe pro

Dichloromethane (CAS: 75-09-2), listed as a solvent in the CosIng, is currently restricted to a concentration of up to 35% in cosmetic products. This Opinion, adopted by the SCCS, during its 17th plenary meeting on 11 December 2012, concludes that this substance is not considered safe for the consumer.

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21 Dec. 2012 SCCS

Safety evaluation: 8th revision of the SCCS' Notes of Guidance pro

This text, adopted during the 17th SCCS plenary meeting of 11 December 2012, has just been published. These "Notes of guidance for the testing of cosmetic substances and their safety evaluation" are mainly concerned with testing and safety evaluation of the cosmetic substances listed in the Annexes of Regulation, but they also are a ...

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18 Dec. 2012 SCCS

SCCS : 5 new Opinions open for comments pro

They have been adopted during the 17th plenary meeting, on 11 December, 2012, and are open for comments until 1st February, 2013. The SCCS has just released five new opinions on hair dyes.

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31 Oct. 2012 SCCS

Parabens: a new European evaluation

Indeed, the debate on parabens is far from over! A complementary element to add to their already bad track record: a new evaluation of two of them, to be given by the European Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS). The focus is the safety of the products designed for children ...

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31 Oct. 2012 SCCS

Propyl and Butyl parabens: a request for the SCCS opinion pro

Propyl- and butyl- parabens: is their safety for use to be evaluated again? Anyway, the SCCS is resquested today to reconsider its previous evaluations of these ingredients, taking into account the data from a new study on their toxicity for reproduction. Deadline for the next Opinion: March 2013.

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22 Oct. 2012 SCCS

SCCS: 2 new Opinions open for comments pro

They have been adopted by written procedure on 12 October 2012, and are open for comments until 15 November. The SCCS has just released 2 new Opinions on Pigment Red 57 and on Oxidative hair dye substances and hydrogen peroxide used in products to colour eyelashes.

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19 Oct. 2012 SCCS

Ethoxydiglycol: a request for the SCCS opinion pro

Is DEGEE, or Éthoxydiglycol, a glycol ether, safe when used in spray? Can its maximum use concentration be increased from 1.5% to 2.6% in all cosmetics products? These questions were asked to the SCCS. An opinion is waited for soon.

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18 Oct. 2012 SCCS

Hair dyes: 5 requests for SCCS Opinion pro

Basic Brown 16, 4-Amino-2-nitrodiphenylamine-2’-carboxylic acid, Acid Black 1, 5-amino-6-chloro-o-cresol, and the new 2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine: five hair dyes are today the topic of request for opinion by the SCCS. (Article updated on 21 October)