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Benzophenone-3

CAS Nr.

131-57-7

Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?

TBC

Entries

VI/4

Other observations

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
30-31/03/2021 No timeline applicable for now 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 on Benzophenone-3 SCCS