Watch-out database → Detailed ingredient information:

Methyl salicylate

CAS Nr.

119-36-8

Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?

Entries

Other observations

– Expected to be classified as CMR substance Toxic for Reproduction (Category 2)

– Weak skin sensitizer and eye irritant

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
24-25/06/2021 N/A Methyl salicylate is expected to be classified as CMR substance Toxic for Reproduction of Category 2, thus in this opinion, the SCCS suggests the maximum safe concentration of Methyl salicylate to be used in several cosmetics products: (1) Hydroalcoholic-based fragrances: 0.600% (2) Rinse-off skin & hair products (except hand wash products): 0.060% (3) Hand wash products: 0.600% (4) Leave on skin & hair products (non aerosol): 0.060% (5) Face Make up products: 0.050% (6) Lipstick & lip balm: 0.030% (7) Eye make up products & Make up remover: 0.002% (8) Toothpaste: 2.520% (9) Mouthwash (except if used by children below 10): 0.600% (10) Mouth spray: 0.650% (11) Deo spray: 0.003% (12) Hair products (spray/aerosol): 0.009% (13) Body Lotion Spray: 0.040%. TBC The use of Methyl salicylate is expected to be restricted in the EU Cosmetics Regulation according to the above limits. SCCS Opinion 1633/21 SCCS SCCS meetings: Keep up with cosmetics news!