- Publication date
- 27 March 2014
- Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)
WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, P.J. Coenraads, G. Degen, M. Dusinska, D. Gawkrodger, W. Lilienblum, A. Luch, E. Nielsen (rapporteur), T. Platzek, S.C. Rastogi (chairman), C. Rousselle, J. van Benthem
External experts: I. White, V. Rogiers
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1527/14
Adopted on: 27 March 2014
Conclusion of the opinion:
In addition to those uses already regulated by the Cosmetics Regulation (EC) n. 1223/2009, the SCCS is of the opinion that potassium hydroxide is safe for use as callosity softener/ remover with a concentration of maximum 1.5% by weight. Other potential uses of potassium hydroxide in cosmetic products cannot be evaluated without further documentation. The safe use of cosmetic products containing free potassium hydroxide in concentrations from 0.5% depends on responsible risk management (warnings and extensive guidance for use).
SCCS, scientific opinion, Potassium hydroxide (KOH), Regulation 1223/2009, CAS 1310-58-3, EC 215-181-3
Opinion to be cited as:
SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Potassium hydroxide (KOH) as callosity softener/remover, 27 March 2014, SCCS/1527/14.