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Revision of the opinion on Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl - submission IV (P95)

Final Opinion


Publication date
12 December 2013
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, P.J. Coenraads, G. Degen, D. Gawkrodger, W. Lilienblum, A. Luch, E. Nielsen, T. Platzek, S.C. Rastogi (chairman), C. Rousselle, J. van Benthem
External experts: V. Rogiers (rapporteur), I.R. White
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1519/13
Doi: 10.2772/70449
Adopted on: 12 December 2013

Conclusion of the opinion:

The SCCS considers Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl safe for use as a preservative, when used up to a maximum concentration of 0.15% in mouthwashes, though not in oral cosmetic products as a whole. As no human data concerning local toxicity of Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl in toothpaste are available, the safety of Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl in toothpaste cannot be assessed.


SCCS, scientific opinion, preservative, P95, Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl, directive 76/768/EEC, Regulation 1223/2009, CAS: 60372-77-2 ,EC: 434-630-6

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Ethyl lauroyl arginate HCl, submission IV (P95), 19 September 2013, SCCS/1519/13, revision of 12 December 2013.


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