Watch-out database → Detailed ingredient information:
Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?
– Identified as potential endocrine disruptor – Group A
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|07/07/2022||28/01/2023 - 28/07/2023||Benzophenone-3 will be permitted as an UV-filter: (1) up to 6% in face products, hand products, and lip products, excluding propellant and pump spray products. If used at 0.5% to protect the product formulation, the levels used as UV filter must not exceed 5.5%; (2) up to 2.2% in body products, including propellant and pump spray products. If used at 0.5% to protect product formulation, the levels used as UV filter must not exceed 1.7%; (3) up to 0.5% in other products. Moreover, when it is present in a concentration higher than 0.5%, the additional warning ‘contain Benzopenone-3’ must be affixed on the label, unless it is used only for product protection purposes.||Commission Regulation (EU) 2022/1176||EC||Expected new restrictions for the UV filters Benzophenone-3 and Octocrylene|
|30-31/03/2021||No timeline applicable for now||POTENTIAL ENDOCRINE DISRUPTOR - SCCS Opinion 1625/20: (1) Use of BP-3 as a UV-filter up to a maximum concentration of 6% in sunscreen products, either in the form of body cream, sunscreen propellant spray or pump spray, is not safe for the consumer (2) Use of BP-3 as a UV-filter up to a maximum concentration of 6% in face cream, hand cream, and lipsticks is safe for the consumer (3) Use of BP-3 up to 0.5% in cosmetic products to protect the cosmetic formulation is safe for the consumer. (4) Use of BP-3 as a UV filter in sunscreen products is safe for the consumer up to a maximum concentration of: (a) 2.2% in body creams, in propellant sprays and in pump sprays, provided that there is no additional use of BP-3 at 0.5% in the same formulation for protecting the cosmetic formulation. (b) Where BP-3 is also used at 0.5% in the same formulation, the levels of BP-3 used as UV filter should not exceed 1.7% in body creams, in propellant sprays and in pump sprays. TBC We strongly believe that new restrictions will be set out according to the above SCCS opinion||SCCS Final Opinion 1625/2020||SCCS|