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Salicylic acid

CAS Nr.

69-72-7

Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?

Yes

Entries

III/98
V/3

Other observations

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
26/05/2021 01/10/2021 New restrictions in Annex III: (1) max 3.0% in rinse off hair products; (2) max 2.0% in other products except body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, roll-on deodorant; (3) max 0.5% in body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lipstick, roll-on deodorant. Moreover, not to be used in preparations for children under 3 years of age. Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user’s lungs by inhalation. Not to be used in oral products. For purposes other than inhibiting the development of micro- organisms in the product. This purpose has to be apparent from the presentation of the product. Regulation EU 2021/850 (Omnibus III) EC Omnibus III: new restrictions for Salicylic Acid and Titanium Dioxide in Cosmetics
27/11/2020 01/04/2020 New restrictions in Annex III - For use other than preservative: (1) Rinse-off hair products: 3% MAX (2) Other products except body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lip-stick, roll-on deodorant: 2% MAX Corrigendum to Commission Regulation (EU) 2019/1966 of 27 November 2019 amending and correcting Annexes II, III and V EC 3/06/2020 - New restrictions for salicylic acid
06/02/2020 - New amendments brought by Regulation 2019/1966 on CMR Omnibus
3/12/2019 - Several important opinions issued by the SCCS Undated - Is the new classification of salicylic acid impactful on cosmetic products?
27/11/2019 01/05/2020 Max of 0.5% as preservative in finished product. Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age. Not to be used in oral products. Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user’s lungs by inhalation. Not to be used in products for children under 3 years of age, except for shampoos. Regulation EU 2019/1966 (Omnibus II) EC