Endocrine Disruptors in Europe

Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone (HEPB) Added to Annex V

The European Commission added a new preservative to Annex V of the European Cosmetics Regulation, namely Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone (HEPB, CAS 569646-79-3).

The maximum use level related to this new entry follows the recommendations of the SCCS, namely 0.7 % in all product categories. Regulation EU No 2019/1858 is available here.

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Author

  • Frédéric Lebreux

    Dr. Frédéric Lebreux is Biorius's Chief Executive Officer and has worked in the cosmetic industry for more than 13 years. He is regularly invited as a speaker or Professor to cosmetic events.