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BfR Committee for Cosmetics

BfR advises the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) on consumer health protection issues. If required, BfR assesses cosmetic ingredients with regard to their safety for consumer use. In this work, the Institute draws on the support  of an expert panel for cosmetics within BfR, the Committee for Cosmetics (Cosmetics Committee).

Tasks of the BfR Committee

The tasks of the Committee for Cosmetics include, for example, advising BfR on questions from BMUV and from Land monitoring authorities on health safety, regulatory matters and  amendments to the Cosmetics Ordinance and its annexes.

The findings and recommendations of the Cosmetics Committee reflect the current level of knowledge in the field of cosmetics and are available to all interested parties as decision-making aids.

Members of the BfR Committee

The Committee comprises experts from universities, Land authorities and industry as well as experts and specialists who can be called on when expertise is needed for specific and cross-disciplinary matters.


Other documents

Date Title Size
First Meeting of the Ad Hoc Committee “Tattooing Agents” of the BfR Cosmetics Committee 73.6 KB


Press releases

Date Title Keywords
From antiperspirants containing aluminium to zinc salts in toothpaste: 50 years of the Cosmetics Committee committee of experts , cosmetics


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