EU Scientific Committee publishes opinion on salicylic acid safety in cosmetics

Salicylic acid is traditionally used in hair and skin conditioners, exfoliants and preservatives

The EU’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published an opinion on the safety of salicylic acid (CAS 69-72-7) in cosmetics.

Salicylic acid is typically used in cosmetics as a denaturant, hair and skin conditioner, exfoliant, anti-acne cleansing agent, anti-dandruff agent and preservative. 

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