- Publication date
- 27 May 2015
- Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, P.J. Coenraads, G. Degen, M. Dusinska, W. Lilienblum, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek, S. C. Rastogi, Ch. Rousselle, Ja. van Benthem
Former SCCS member: A. Luch
External experts: A. Bernard, J. Ezendam, A. M. Giménez-Arnau, T. Vanhaecke
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1552/15
Adopted on: 27 May 2015
Conclusion of the opinion:
(1) Does the SCCS consider on the basis of the provided scientific data, the use of α-Arbutin to be safe for consumers in cosmetic products in a concentration up to 2% in face creams and up to 0.5 % in body lotions?
The SCCS considers the use of α-Arbutin safe for consumers in cosmetic products in a concentration up to 2% in face creams and up to 0.5 % in body lotions.
(2) Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of α-Arbutin in cosmetic products?
A potential combined use of α-Arbutin and other hydroquinone releasing substances in cosmetic products has not been evaluated in this Opinion.
SCCS, scientific opinion, α-arbutin, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS No: 84380-01-8, EC: 440-470-8
Opinion to be cited as:
SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on α-arbutin, 27 May 2015, SCCS/1552/15.