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The fragrance ingredients Tagetes minuta and T. patula extracts and essential oils (phototoxicity only)

Final Opinion

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Publication date
25 March 2015
Author
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Description

SCCS members:P. Coenraads, M. Dusinska, W. Lilienblum, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek, S. C. Rastogi, Ch. Rousselle, Ja. van Benthem
External experts: A. Bernard A. Giménez-Arnau, T. Vanhaecke
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1551/15
Adopted on: 25 March 2015

Conclusion of the opinion:

1. On the basis of data submitted, does the SCCS consider Tagetes minuta and T. patula extracts and essential oils safe for use as fragrance ingredients in cosmetic leave-on products with a maximum concentration limit of 0.01%?

The SCCS considers a maximum level of 0.01% Tagetes minuta and T. patula extracts and essential oils in leave-on products (except sunscreen cosmetic products) as safe, provided that the alpha terthienyl (terthiophene) content of the Tagetes extracts and oils does not exceed 0.35%.

2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Tagetes minuta and T. patula extracts and essential oils as fragrance ingredients in cosmetic products?

The Tagetes extracts and oils should not be used as ingredients of sunscreen products.

Keywords:

SCCS, scientific opinion, fragrance ingredients, Tagetes minuta, T. patula, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 91722-29-1, 91770-75-1, EC 294-431-3, 294-862-7

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on the fragrance ingredients: Tagetes minuta and T. patula extracts and essential oils, SCCS/1551/15, 25 March 2015.

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