cosmetics-uv-filters

EU. Cosmetics Regulation Annex VI, Allowed UV Filters

This list contains substances designated as UV filters which cosmetic products marketed in the European Union may contain. The list contains concentration limits and additional restrictions, as well as labeling requirements for some substances.

Ref No.
23a
Substance Identification Name
2,2'-Methylene-bis(6-(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(1,1,3,3-tetramethyl-butyl)phenol)

Bisoctrizole

EC Number
403-800-1
CAS
103597-45-1
Physical form
Nano
Conditions Product type, body parts
All cosmetic products
Function(s)
UV Filter
Maximum Threshold
10 %
Restriction(s)
Not to be used in applications that may lead to exposure of the end-user's lungs by inhalation

Only nanomaterials having the following characteristics are allowed: - Purity ≥ 98.5 %, with 2,2'-methylene-bis-(6(2H-benzotriazol-2-yl)-4-(isooctyl)phenol) isomer fraction not exceeding 1.5 % - Solubility < 5 ng/L in water at 25 °C. - Partition coefficient (Log Pow) 12.7 at 25 °C - Uncoated - Median particle size D50 (50 % of the number below this diameter): ≥ 120 nm of mass distribution and/or ≥ 60 nm of number size distribution

Notes
In case of combined use of Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol and Methylene Bis-Benzotriazolyl Tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), the sum shall not exceed the limit given in column g

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