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α-arbutin

Final Opinion

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Publication date
27 May 2015
Author
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Description

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
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
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.

Keywords:

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.

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