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EU SCCS Consults on Opinion as to Triclocarban and Triclosan

On March 25, 2022, EU Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) provided preliminary scientific advice on Triclocarban (CAS No. 101-20-2) and Triclosan (CAS No. 3380-34-5). The advice is open for comments until May 27, 2022. 1

Based on the safety assessment carried out in consideration of all available information, including the potential endocrine effects, the SCCS considers the use of Triclocarban and Triclosan in cosmetic products safe with the following use restrictions: 

Substance IdentificationRestrictions
NameCAS No.FunctionProduct TypeMaximum Concentration
Triclocarban101-20-2Preservative/
0.2% 
Functions other than preservativeRinse-off products1.5% when used individually or in combination
Triclosan3380-34-5PreservativeShower gel, hand soap and body lotion0.03% when used individually or in combination
Mouthwash0.2% when used individually or in combination
Toothpaste, deodorant stick, face powder and blemish concealer0.3% when used individually or in combination
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