Europe – SCCS : Opinion on Octocrylene

In light of the data provided and taking under consideration the concerns related to potential endocrine disrupting properties of Octocrylene, does the SCCS consider Octocrylene safe when used as a UV-filter in cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 10% (as acid)?

On the basis of safety assessment, and considering the concerns related to potential
endocrine disrupting properties of Octocrylene, the SCCS is of the opinion that
Octocrylene is safe as a UV-filter at concentrations up to 10% in cosmetic products
when used individually.

Octocrylene is also considered safe for a combined use of sunscreen cream/lotion,
sunscreen pump spray, face cream, hand cream and lipstick at a concentration up to
10%. However, the use of Octocrylene at 10% or above in sunscreen propellant spray
is not considered safe for the combined use…