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The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has issued scientific opinions on the preservatives polyaminopropyl biguanide (PHMB) and hydroxyethoxyphenyl butanone (HEPB) in cosmetics.
The opinions are:
- PHMB is safe for use up to a concentration of 0.1%
- HEPB is not safe in rinse-off, oral care and leave-on products at levels above 2.0%
The opinions were released on April 7, 2017.