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The SCCS Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and Their Safety Evaluation (12th Revision)
Local Title:
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Country/Region:
EU
Competent Authority:
European Commission
Type:
Regulation
Status:
In force
Release Date:
2023-05-16
Implementation Date:
2023-05-16
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Summary

On May 16, 2023, the EU published the 12th Revision of The SCCS Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and Their Safety Evaluation. Compared to the 11th revision, the latest version places emphasis on the following:

  • Importance of systematic literature review

  • Updating of animal-free alternative methods: NAM (New Approach Methodology), changes introduced for acute inhalation, skin irritation testing, eye irritation testing with DAL (Defined Approach for eye irritation, Liquid), DASS (Defined Approaches for Skin Sensitisation), new in vitro methods for genotoxicity testing (3D skin Comet; in vitro micronucleus)

  • Importance of AOP (Adverse Outcome Pathway), DAs (Defined Approaches), IATA (Integrated Approaches to Testing and Assessment), NGRA (Next Generation Risk Assessment) with definition of BER (Bioactivity/Exposure Ratio), TTC (Threshold of Toxicological Concern), iTTC (internal TTC)

  • Updating of in silico prediction possibilities

  • Exposure data reviewed (models, parameters specific for inhalation, aggregate exposure)

  • Exposure of children to different cosmetic product categories according to age

  • Sun protection by sunscreen products: rationale behind exposure data

  • Human biomonitoring (HBM) and differences with SCCS approach for risk assessment

  • CMRs reporting requirements

  • Endocrine active substances, introduction of non-monotonic dose response, reporting requirements

  • Templates for PBTK (Physiologically Based ToxicoKinetics) model description and parameter verification and analysis

History
2023-05-16
The SCCS Notes of Guidance for the Testing of Cosmetic Ingredients and Their Safety Evaluation (12th Revision)
In force
Release Date: 2023-05-16
Implementation Date : 2023-05-16
2021-03-31
In force
Release Date: 2021-03-31
Implementation Date : 2021-03-31