The three ingredients should be prohibited in products formulated for use on babies of less than 3 years (36 months). However, maximum concentration levels would be indicated in order to address indirect inclusion from other ingredients such as perfumery compounds.
|Camphor||150 ppm (0,015%)|
|Eucalyptol||1000 ppm (0,1%)|
|Menthol||4500 ppm (0,45%)|
The use of camphor, eucalyptol and menthol would also be restricted in cosmetic products intended for children from 3 to 6 years of age, with the exception of oral and tooth care products.
|Camphor + Eucalyptol + Menthol||4,5%|
The French Agency began evaluating the safety of terpenic by-products in cosmetics with the aim to limit their concentration in 2004, when two neurological side effects were reported on babies. In cooperation with the Agency, Procter&Gamble Pharmaceuticals had to recalled all batches of its Vicks BabyBalm perfumed body cream.