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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
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. EU Regulation 1223/2009 (Omnibus 2019-Amendments of  Annex II/V by Regulation 2019/1966) EC  
27/11/2020 01/04/2020 Check new restrictions: For use other than preservative:                                                         •Rinse-off hair products: 3% MAX •Other products except body lotion, eye shadow, mascara, eyeliner, lip-stick, roll-on deodorant: 2 % MAX Regulation EC 1223_2009 (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?
27/11/2020 01/04/2020 For preservatives (valid for its salts as well): to be used up to 0,5% (acid)  Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 (amendment of Annexes II, III and V  by COMMISSION REGULATION (EU) 2019/1966)  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?