New Approved UV Filter in the EU – IL 080

The European Commission approved the use of Methoxypropylamino Cyclohenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate (CAS number 1419401-88-9) as UV filter, following the conclusions of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS/1605/19). To the best of our knowledge, this new ingredient is a promising UVA Filter with a λmax of 385 nm.

The Commission Regulation EU No 2020/1684, adds Methoxypropylamino Cyclohenylidene Ethoxyethylcyanoacetate to the annex VI of the EU Cosmetics Regulation N° 1223/2009, under entry 32, with the below conditions of use:

  • Maximum concentration of 3% (in all product categories)
  • Not to be used in application that may lead to exposure of the end-user’s lungs by inhalation
  • Do not use with nitrosating agents – maximum nitrosamine content: 50 μg/kg
  • Keep in nitrite-free containers

This Commission Regulation (EU) 2020/1684, entered into force on December 3rd, 2020.

We hope that this letter will be of help and stay at your disposal for any questions related to this topic.

Best regards,

Ms. Stéphanie Annet

EU Regulatory Supervisor


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