EU Commission Approves Use of Titanium Dioxide as a UV Filter

The EU Commission has decided to approve the use of nanoform titanium dioxide in a concentration up to 25% weight by weight as a mineral UV filter in cosmetics. Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 was amended accordingly; the new regulation takes effect on August 2.

The leaders of the Commission based their decision on a recommendation of the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS). However, titanium dioxide is not approved for use in sprays. Members of the SCCS states that more research is needed to determine if such use would enable nanoparticles to enter the lungs.

Do you have any questions about titanium dioxide and its permitted use in your products? Please contact us at cosmetic@kft.de.

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