EU restricts use of three preservatives in cosmetics

The EU Commission in Brussels adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products

On September 26, the EU Commission in Brussels adopted two measures restricting the use of three preservatives in cosmetic products, according to an EU press release. Based on risk assessment studies carried out by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), the Commission limited “the maximum concentration of two preservatives, Propylparaben and Butylparaben, from the currently allowed limit of 0.4% when used individually and 0.8% when mixed with other esters, to 0.14%, when used individually or together” in baby skin care products according to the report.

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