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On December 22, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued final opinion on Silver Zinc Zeolite. The preliminary opinion on the safety of Silver Zinc Zeolite in cosmetics (SCCS/1650/23) was released on April 4, 2023.
On December 15, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued the preliminary opinion(SCCS/1660/23) on Benzophenone-4. The deadline for comments is set for 16 February 2024.
On December 15, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued a final opinion on Methylparaben. The preliminary opinion on the safety of Methylparaben in cosmetics (SCCS/1652/23) was released on June 8, 2023.
On December 5, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published the preliminary opinion(SCCS/1661/23) on Titanium Dioxide (TiO2). The deadline for comments is set for 6 February 2024.
On November 9, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) published the preliminary opinion(SCCS/1658/23) on Hexyl Salicylate (CAS/EC No. 6259-76-3/228-408-6). The deadline for comments was set for 12 January 2024.
On November 6, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued final opinion(SCCS/1657/23) on water-soluble zinc salts. The preliminary opinion on the safety of water-soluble zinc salts in cosmetics was released on July 4, 2023.
On November 7, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) pulished the preliminary opinion(SCCS/1659/23) on Hydroxypropyl p-phenylenediamine and its dihydrochloride salt (CAS/EC No. 73793-79-0/827-723-1 and 1928659-47-5/-). The deadline for comments was set for 8 January 2024.
On November 6, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued final opinion (SCCS/1656/23) on Benzyl salicylate. The preliminary opinion on the safety of Benzyl salicylate in cosmetics was released on June 13, 2023.
On November 6, 2023, the European Union Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) issued the final safety opinion on Butylparaben in cosmetics (SCCS/1651/23). The preliminary comments on Butylparaben were released on June 6-7, 2023.
On November 3, 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union issued final opinion on Fullerenes, Hydroxylated Fullerenes and hydrated forms of Hydroxylated Fullerenes (nano). The preliminary opinion was released on April 24, 2023. 1. In view of the above, and taking into account the scientific data provided, does the SCCS consider Fullerenes, Hydroxylated Fullerenes and hydrated forms of Hydroxylated Fullerenes safe when used in cosmetic products according to the maximum concentrations and specifications as reported via CPNP, taking into account reasonably foreseeable exposure conditions? 2. Based on the currently available scientific literature and SCCS’ expert judgement, the SCCS is requested to assess any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Fullerenes, Hydroxylated Fullerenes and hydrated forms of Hydroxylated Fullerenes in cosmetic products and whether a potential risk to human health can be identified according to Article 16(6) Reg.1223/2009.