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Resorcinol, Propylparaben, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene: Final Opinions of the SCCS

Resorcinol, Propylparaben, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene : Opinions finales du CSSC

Following the mandate given by the European Commission to the SCCS, in the framework of the evaluation of ingredients listed as endocrine disruptors, the Scientific Committee has just published its final Opinions on the safety of four substances, Resorcinol, Propylparaben, Benzophenone-3, and Octocrylene. They were adopted at the SCCS plenary meeting on 30-31 March 2021.

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Following the publication of a list of 14 suspected endocrine disruptors to be assessed as a matter of priority, and the subsequent call for data, the European Commission asked the SCCS for its Opinion on the safety of Resorcinol, Propylparaben, Benzophenone-3, Octocrylene, and Homosalate.
The Scientific Committee has published its preliminary Opinions on the five substances and has just finalised the first four.

For an exhaustive background information, see the articles
Endocrine disruptors: 5 requests for SCCS Opinions, CosmeticOBS, 10 February 2020
Resorcinol: Preliminary Opinion of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 3 November 2020
Propylparaben, Homosalate: Preliminary Opinions of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 16 November 2020
Benzophenone-3: preliminary Opinion of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 5 January 2021
Octocrylene: preliminary Opinion of the SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 25 January 2021



Resorcinol is currently regulated as an oxidative hair dye in hair products and products intended for colouring eyelashes in a concentration up to 1,25 % (Annex IV/22 a, b). Furthermore, Resorcinol is also allowed in a concentration up to 0.5 % in hair lotions and shampoos (Annex IV/22 c).
The SCCS preliminary Opinion, published on 16 October 2020, has been subject to a commenting …

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