Europe – SCCS : Request for a scientific Opinion on Kojic acid (CAS No 501-30-4, EC No 207-922-4)

On 7 November 2018, the Commission adopted the review1 of Regulation (EC) No 1223/2009 on cosmetic products (‘Cosmetics Regulation’) regarding substances with endocrine disrupting (ED) properties. The review concluded that the Cosmetics Regulation provides the adequate tools to regulate the use of cosmetic substances that present a potential risk for human health, including when displaying ED properties.

The Cosmetics Regulation does not have specific provisions on EDs. However, it provides a
regulatory framework with a view to ensuring a high level of protection of human health.
Environmental concerns that substances used in cosmetic products may raise are considered through the application of Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (‘REACH Regulation’)…