EU regulation updates and revisions of SCCS opinions

Some updates regarding the EU cosmetics regulation and SCCS opinions:

  • The maximum allowed concentration for Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCI when used in mouthwashes is proposed to be reduced to 0.15% and prohibited for use in mouthwashes intended for children until the age of 10.
  • SCCS opinions – all of these are revisions of the existing opinions:
    • Carbon black CI 77266 in its nano form is considered safe at a concentration up to 10%. The purity of carbon black should be >97%
    • Cetylpyridinium chloride is safe when used in the following concentrations
      • Mouthwashes: up to 0.1%
      • Other oral hygiene cosmetic products: up to 0.5%
      • Skin lotions and creams: up to 0.2%
      • Anti-perspirant deodorants: up to 2%
    • O-phenylphenol, sodium p-phenylphenate, potassium o-phenylphenate maximum allowed concentration in leave-on products is proposed to be lowered from 0.2% to 0.15%. In rinse-off products, the maximum allowed concentration of 0.2% remains
    • Methylisothiazolinone is safe in concentrations up to 0.0015% for rinse-off products, while in leave-on products it’s not considered safe
    • Yellow no. 17 is safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations up to 0.5%
    • Red no. 17 is safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations up to 0.5%
    • 1-Hexyl-1H-pyrazole-4,5-diamine hemisulfate is safe when used as an oxidative hair colouring agent in oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations up to 1%
    • HC Blue no. 18 is safe when used in non-oxidative as well as oxidative hair dye formulations at a maximum concentration of 0.35%