Published: 19 July 2022  (Updated: 19 July 2022)

IMPORTANT – OPSS Call for Data on Six Cosmetic Ingredients to Investigate any Potential Endocrine Disrupting Properties

On 14 July 2022, the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS – the UK regulator for cosmetic products) issued a call for data on the safety of six cosmetic ingredients to investigate any suspected endocrine disrupting properties.  The ingredients of interest are listed below.

  • Propylparaben (CAS 94-13-3)
  • Resorcinol (CAS 108-46-3)
  • Benzophenone (CAS 119-61-9)
  • Benzyl salicylate (CAS  118-58-1)
  • Genistein (CAS 446-72-0)
  • Daidzein (CAS 486-66-8)

Any interested parties, including academia, manufacturers of cosmetic products, producers of the substances concerned, and consumer associations, are invited to submit any scientific information relevant to the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients in the list above.  The data to be submitted shall related to all physicochemical properties, toxicokinetic and toxicological endpoints and assessment of exposure through consumer products.  It is important that each individual ingredient must be provided as a separate submission.

The Scientific Advisory Group on Chemical Safety of Non-Food and Non-Medicinal Consumer Products (SAG-CS) will review the data and assess the safety of these cosmetic ingredients with a focus on any potential for endocrine disruption.

The deadline for submission is 30 September 2022.

For any further information on the call for data, please contact OPSS at [email protected].


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