- Publication date
- 25 June 2015
- Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, Q. Chaudhry, P. 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. Duus-Johansen, J. Ezendam, A. Giménez-Arnau, E. Mirkova,E. Panteri, T. Vanhaecke
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCSec [dot] europa [dot] eu (SANTE-C2-SCCS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1554/15
Adopted on: 25 June 2015
Conclusion of the opinion:
1. Does the SCCS consider, on the basis of the provided scientific data, the use of deoxyarbutin to be safe for consumers in cosmetic products in a concentration up to 3% in face creams?
Although on the basis of the provided scientific data the use of deoxyarbutin as such can be considered safe for consumers in cosmetic products in a concentration up to 3% in face creams, hydroquinone will be formed at levels which raise concerns with regard to the safety of such products during life-cycle of the product (e.g. storage conditions and stability under in-use conditions). Therefore, the overall conclusion of the SCCS is that the use of deoxyarbutin up to 3% in face creams is not safe.
2. And/or does the SCCS have any scientific concerns with regard to the use of deoxyarbutin or related substances known to release hydroquinone in cosmetic products?
SCCS, scientific opinion, deoxyarbutin, Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 53936-56-4
Opinion to be cited as:
SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on desoxyarbutin - Tetrahydropyranyloxy Phenol, 25 June 2015, SCCS/1554/15.