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INCI Name
Salicylic acid
English name
Salicylic Acid
CAS No.
69-72-7
CE No.
200-712-3

Origins

  • Synthetic

CosIng functions

  1. Antidandruff Agent
  2. Hair Conditioning Agent
  3. Keratolytic Agent
  4. Masking
  5. Preservative
  6. Skin Conditioning Agent

Non official functions

  1. Anti-acne agent

Regulation

Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, Annex III/98

Use as an active ingredient

Product type
a) Rinse-off hair products
b) Other products

Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation (finished cosmetic product)
a) 3.0%
b) 2.0%

Other restrictions
• Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos
• For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro-organisms in the product - This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product

Wording of conditions of use and warnings
• Not to be used for children under 3 years of age*
*Solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age and which remain in prolonged contact with the skin

Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, Annex V/3

Use as a preservative

Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation (finished cosmetic product)
• 0.5% (acid)

Other conditions
• Not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos

Wording of conditions of use and warnings
• Not to be used for children under 3 years of age*
*Solely for products which might be used for children under 3 years of age and which remain in prolonged contact with the skin

CLP Regulation 1272/2008, Annex VI/607-732-00-5

Classification
• Repr. 2
• Acute Tox. 4
• Eye Dam. 1

Pictogram, Signal Word Codes
•GHS08
• GHS07
• GHS05
• Dgr: Danger

Hazard statement Codes
• H361d: Suspected of damaging the unborn child
• H302: Harmful if swallowed
• H318: Causes serious eye damage

Knowledge to date

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