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What does an ingredient displayed as CMR1B (or CMR1A) mean?

HomeWhat does an ingredient displayed as CMR1B (or CMR1A) mean?

A substance classified as CMR1B (or CMR1A) is automatically prohibited for use in cosmetic products. By way of exception, the Commission may adopt measures for the authorisation of these categories of substances provided that all the following conditions listed in article 15, paragraph 2 are fulfilled:

– No suitable alternative substances are available,
– The application is made for a particular use of the product category with a known exposure,
– Assessment by the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Commission concluding to the safety for use in cosmetic products.

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