Information Letter 066 – November 2019

Subject: Hydroxyethoxyphenyl Butanone (HEPB) Added to Annex V

Dear All,

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.

We hope that this letter will provide you with helpful information.

Best regards,

Dr. Fred Lebreux