The SCCS issued a preliminary opinion on Salicylic Acid with the CAS number “69-72-7” on December 15, 2022. The deadline for comments is February 17, 2023.
Salicylic acid (CAS No. 69-72-7, EC No. 200-712-3) with the chemical name ‘benzoic acid, 2-hydroxy’ is used in cosmetic products with reported functions as a denaturant, hair and skin conditioning agent, exfoliant/keratolytic, anti-sebum agent, anti-dandruff/anti-seborrheic agent and a product preservative.