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Synthetic Amorphous Silica: EU Committee Issues an Opinion

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has examined the solubility of various forms of synthetic amorphous silica (SAS) and determined both the hydrophilic and the hydrophobic forms of SAS chemicals to be insoluble. In January 2018, … Continue reading

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Is the Use of Salicylic Acid in Cosmetics Safe? That’s What the EU Says

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the EU has published an Opinion on Salicylic Acid in Cosmetics. The authors write that the use of salicylic acid as a preservative is safe up to a concentration of 0.5%. But … Continue reading

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Cosmetics Regulation Conflicts with the CLP Regulation

Substances that the CLP Regulation classifies as carcinogenic, mutagenic, or reprotoxic (CMR) may, under certain conditions, still be contained in cosmetics. The EU Commission made that decision at the most recent meeting of the working group for cosmetics. The crux … Continue reading

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