- Publication date
- 13 December 2021
- Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)
WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, L. Bodin, Q. Chaudhry, P.J. Coenraads (Chairperson and Rapporteur), M. Dusinska, J. Ezendam, E. Gaffet, C. L. Galli, B. Granum, E. Panteri, V. Rogiers, Ch. Rousselle, M. Stepnik, T. Vanhaecke, S. Wijnhoven
SCCS external experts: A. Koutsodimou, W. Uter
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1616/20
Adopted on: 16 October 2020
Conclusion of the opinion:
We would like to request scientific advice on whether the sentence from the SCCS Opinion (SCCS/1455/11) "…the SCCS considers that for the use in sunscreen/sun care products or products (including fragrances) intended for use on areas exposed to light (especially face and neck), a risk cannot be excluded" means that methyl-Nmethylanthranilate should not to be used in sunscreen products and products marketed for exposure to natural/artificial UV light, but is considered safe to be used up to 0.1% for leave-on and 0.2% for rinse-off products".
In the SCCS’s opinion, Methyl-N-methylanthranilate should not be used in sunscreen products and other products marketed specifically for exposure to natural/artificial UV light.
It is considered safe to be used up to 0.1% for leave-on and 0.2% for rinse-off products.
: SCCS, scientific advice, fragrance ingredient, methyl-N-methylanthranilate (SCCS/1455/11), Regulation 1223/2009, CAS No. 85-91-6, EC No. 201-642-6, SCCS/1616/20
Opinion to be cited as:
SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Scientific advice on the SCCS Opinion on methyl-N-methylanthranilate – MNM (SCCS/1455/11), final version of 16 October 2020, SCCS/1616/20.