The 8th revision of SCCS’s guidance for the testing and safety evaluation of cosmetic substances is now available. According to the new Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, which becomes fully applicable from 11 July 2013, “a cosmetic product made available on the market shall be safe for human health when used under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use”. For certain cosmetics ingredients with concerns for human health (UV filters, colourants and preservatives) safety evaluation is conducted by SCCS. Industry is responsible for the evaluation of other cosmetics ingredients, to be submitted as a Cosmetic Product Safety Report (CPSR) as part of a product information file (PIF). SCCS’s process is outlined in the guidance, and can be of practical use in making a CPSR.

Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety. The SCCS’s notes of guidance for the testing of cosmetic substances and their safety evaluation. 8th revision. The SCCS adopted this opinion at its 17th plenary meeting of 11 December 2012. SCCS/1501/12.

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