Opinion of the Scientific Committee on Consumer safety (SCCS)--Opinion on the safety of the use of α-arbutin in cosmetic products

Regul Toxicol Pharmacol. 2016 Feb:74:75-6. doi: 10.1016/j.yrtph.2015.11.008. Epub 2015 Dec 2.

Abstract

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. A potential combined use of α-Arbutin and other hydroquinone releasing substances in cosmetic products has not been evaluated in this Opinion.

Keywords: CAS 84380-01-8; EC 440-470-8; Regulation 1223/2009; SCCS; Scientific opinion; α-Arbutin.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arbutin / adverse effects*
  • Arbutin / analysis
  • Consumer Product Safety
  • Humans
  • Hydroquinones / adverse effects
  • Hydroquinones / analysis
  • Risk Assessment
  • Skin Cream / adverse effects*
  • Skin Cream / analysis
  • Skin Lightening Preparations / adverse effects*
  • Skin Lightening Preparations / analysis

Substances

  • Hydroquinones
  • Skin Lightening Preparations
  • Arbutin
  • hydroquinone