The present method permits the identification and quantification of the volatile compounds suspected as allergens, which are present in the fragrance compounds and fragrance raw materials used in cosmetic products. The analysis is performed by gas chromatography and mass spectrometry (GC-MS) on matrix samples which are "ready to be injected" and which are compatible with gas chromatography.
The analytes covered by this procedure are based on the contents of Tables 13.1 and 13.2 in the SCCS 1459/11 opinion document (1) and as listed in the legislation proposed by the European Commission. The rationale behind the final choice of procedure analytes is given in the table found in Annex J.
The method was validated at IFRA and CEN level.