The European Commission's Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety's (SCCS). The SCCS is one of the independent scientific committees managed by the Directorate-General for Health and Consumer Protection of the European Commission. It provides scientific advice to the Commission on non-food issues, such as personal care products.
The recent SCCS Opinions (capitalized on purpose) on four preservatives and a UV filter have prompted changes with the five substances listed below.
- cetrimonium chloride
- steartrimonium chloride
- behentrimonium chloride
Plus this preservative:
- The mixture of citric acid and silver nitrate will have a threshold limit, usages are allowed up to a concentration of 0.2%
- Sunscreen nano-UV filter tris-biphenyl triazine may be used in cosmetic products at a concentration up to 0.2%, in deodorants and antiperspirants, as a preservative and/or as an active ingredient