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The European Commission published Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1121 on July 11, 2016 amending Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009. The entry for Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl as a preservative is updated.

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl was allowed at a maximum concentration of 0.4% by weight as a preservative in cosmetic products, except lip products, oral products and spray products. Following opinions SCCS/1519/13 and SCCS/1543/14 from the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS), Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl is authorized at a maximum concentration of 0.15% by weight in a new category: Mouthwashes, except for children under the age of 10.

The new entry becomes effective July 31, 2016.

Table 1: Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 is amended as follows:

Reference number Substance identification
Chemical name/INN Name of Common Ingredients Glossary CAS number EC number
a b c d e
‘58 Ethyl-N-alpha-dodecanoyl-L-arginate hydrochloride (*) Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl 60372-77-2 434-630-6

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Reference number Conditions Wording of conditions of use
and warnings
Product type, body parts Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation Other
a f g h i
‘58 (a) Mouthwashes (a) 0,15 % (a) Not to be used in preparations for children under 10 years of age (a) Not to be used for children under 10 years of age
(b) Other products (b) 0,4 % (b) Not to be used in lip products, oral products (other than mouthwashes), and spray products

(*) For other uses than preservatives, see Annex III, entry No 197.’

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Reference Sources:

[1] Commission Regulation (EU) 2016/1121 on 11 July 2016

[2] Scientific Opinion SCCS/1519/13 on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL – submission IV

[3] Scientific Opinion SCCS/1543/14 Addendum to the SCCS Opinion on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCL – SCCS/1519/13

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Technical Service Executive, Cosmetics, Personal Care & Household

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