SCCS Guidance on the Safety Assessment of Nanomaterials in Cosmetics (2nd Revision) Published

7  August 2023

On 6th June 2023, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) adopted its second revision of the “Guidance on the safety assessment of nanomaterials in cosmetics”. This document helps risk assessors in preparing safety assessments and dossiers for nanomaterials (NMs) used in cosmetics.

The updated Guidance is structured in separate sections covering Requirements for Safety Assessment (2.1), Physicochemical Characterisation (3), Exposure Assessment (4), Hazard Identification and Dose-Response Characterisation (5), and Risk Assessment (6) of NMs. A summary and conclusions of the main aspects discussed are provided in Section (7).