SCCS minutes made public!

The working groups of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) have held meetings recently.

The Working Group on Cosmetic Ingredients in Cosmetic Products met on July 16 , when the draft opinion on hair dye Methylimidazoliumpropyl p-phenylenediamine HCl was discussed and finalized. As for the consultation process for the Endocrine disruptors’ (ED) Roadmap, the SCCS’ position was sent, according to the previous comments sent for the ED Communication last year. Other points of discussion can be found on the following the link.

On August 29, the final version of the Opinion on the Allergy Alert Test (AAT) was finalized, as well as the preliminary version of the Opinion on Tetrabromophenol Blue, and it was noted that the draft opinions on hair dyes, i.e. Hydroxypropyl   p-phenylenediamine   and   its   dihydrochloride   salt, Methylimidazoliumpropyl   p-phenylenediamine HCl are currently under commenting period.

The Working Group on Nanomaterials in Cosmetic Products met on July 17.

Following a new mandate, an Opinion is to be issued on three coatings for Zinc oxide (nano form)as UV-filter in dermally applied cosmetic products. Draft opinions for nano forms of Cooper, Colloidal Copper and Hydroxyapatite have been discussed. A call for data for copper, gold and platinum nano forms, which will allow the SCCS to assess the safety of the above-mentioned nanomaterials will be in place until November 10, 2019.

The final Opinion on the Solubility of Synthetic Amorphous Silica was adopted and has been published since, while the dossier for two coatings for Titanium Dioxide in nano form as UV-filter in dermally applied cosmetic products was withdrawn by the Applicant.

If you wish to know more, do not hesitate to contact us for more information. Obelis experts will gladly assist you in ensuring compliance of your cosmetic products for the EU market!


Ana Rita Falcão

Regulatory Department

September 19, 2019


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