Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety

FINAL OPINION on Methylparaben (CAS No. 99-76-3, EC No. 202-785-7)

The SCCS adopted this document
during the plenary meeting on 14 December 2023

Fuente: European Commission.

Conclusion of the opinion:

(1) In light of the data provided and taking under consideration the concerns related to potential endocrine disrupting properties of Methylparaben, does the SCCS consider Methylparaben safe when used as a preservative in cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 0.4% (as acid) when used on its own and up to 0.8% (as acid) for mixtures of esters as indicated in entry 12 of Annex V to the Cosmetics Regulation?

On the basis of the safety assessment considering all available data and the concerns related to endocrine activity, the SCCS is of the opinion that the use of Methylparaben as a preservative in cosmetic products at concentrations of up to 0.4% (expressed as acid) is safe.