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New coating for TiO2 (nano) : preliminary Opinion of the SCCS

Nouvel enrobage pour le TiO2 (nano) : Opinion préliminaire du CSSC

Following the mandate given to the SCCS in November 2023, the Scientific Committee has assessed the safety of Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate as a coating for titanium dioxide in nano form used in its UV filter function. Its preliminary Opinion is open for comment until 22 July 2024.

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Background

In August 2023, the Commission’ services received a dossier related to a new nano-form of TiO2 material (i.e., Eclipse 70) coated with “Aluminium Hydroxide”, “Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate” and “Dimethicone”. “Aluminium Hydroxide” and “Dimethicone” coatings were already assessed by SCCS in 2014, while “Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate” coating has not yet been assessed.
The Commission requested the SCCS to carry out a safety assessment on “Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate” (CAS No.30364-51-3/ EC No.250-151-3) as a coating of Titanium Dioxide (nano) in view of the information provided.

For an exhaustive background information, see the article
New coating for TiO2 (nano) : Request for Opinion to the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 27 November 2023

Opinion

1) In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider safe the use of Titanium Dioxide (nano) coated with a combination of w/w 6% Aluminium Hydroxide, 14% Sodium Myristoyl Sarcosinate and 10% Dimethicone, for use as UV filter in dermally applied cosmetic products?

Considering all the provided information, the SCCS is of the view that there are a number of uncertainties and data gaps that do not allow a conclusion on the safety of titanium dioxide (nano) coated with a combination of w/w 6% aluminium hydroxide, 14% sodium …

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