The 9th revision of SCCS’s guidance for the testing and safety evaluation of cosmetic substances is now available. According to Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009, “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 included in 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 drawing up a CPSR.

European Commission (2015). Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety. The SCCS notes of guidance for the testing of cosmetic ingredients and their safety evaluation. 9th revision. The SCCS adopted this guidance document at its 11th plenary meeting of 29 September 2015. SCCS/1564/15.


The above items were taken from the December 2015 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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