28. 3. 2017

SCCS considers Three coated Nano TiO2 Safe for use as UV-filter in Cosmetics

On 7 March 2017, the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety of the European Commission (SCCS) finalised its opinion on the safety of the nanoform of titanium dioxide (TiO2) used as UV-filter in dermally-applied cosmetics and coated with cetyl phosphate, manganese dioxide or triethoxycaprylylsilane.
The Scientific Committee observed that evidence showed ‘an overall lack of dermal absorption of TiO2 nanoparticles’ and therefore concluded that ‘the use of the three TiO2 nanomaterials (…) can be considered safe for use in cosmetic products intended for application on healthy, intact or sunburnt skin’. The committee nevertheless suggested that this conclusion does not apply to powders or spray able products where lung exposure to TiO2 nanoparticles might occur.
Please follow this link to download the full SCCS Opinion on Titanium Dioxide (nano form) coated with Cetyl Phosphate, Manganese Dioxide or Triethoxycaprylylsilane as UV-filter in dermally applied cosmetic.