European Commission call for data on prostaglandins and their analogues used in cosmetic products

News Category: 3rd party

Date: 04/08/2020

The European Commission has issued a call for data on the safety of prostaglandins and their analogues as cosmetic ingredients in the framework of Regulation (EC) 1223/2009.

The Commission has concerns about the use of such ingredients in cosmetic products. Several countries have recorded serious undesirable effects caused by the use of cosmetic products containing prostaglandins and/or its analogues for eyelash growth.

The Commission will mandate the EU Scientific Committee for the Safety of Consumers (SCCS) to assess the safety of the above-mentioned cosmetic ingredients. In preparation, interested parties have been invited to submit relevant scientific information on the safety of prostaglandins and their analogues.

More information in relation to requirements for submission of data and the background of this topic, as well as a non-exhaustive list of the ingredients in question, can be found on the European Commission website

The last date for submission of relevant information to the European Commission is 21 October 2020.

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