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SCCS Consults on Phenoxyethanol Use in Cosmetics

May 13, 2016

The European Commission's (EC) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) has concluded that phenoxyethanol is safe for use in cosmetic products at a maximum concentration of 1.0%.

The Commission had asked the SCCS for a safety assessment of the preservative because of concerns over potential effects on children.

The final date for comments is May 31, 2016.