The European Commission's Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has released its opinion on the cosmetic ingredient 4-Hydroxyphenyl-alpha-D-glucopyranoside (α-arbutin), with CAS No. 84380-01-8 and EC No. 283-934-3.
Used as an antioxidant for skin bleaching and skin conditioning, the substance has been concluded safe for use, specifically for concentration up to 2% in face creams and up to 0.5 % in body lotions.
Comments on the opinion may be submitted July 22, 2015.