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EC Amends the Restriction Limit on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl

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Photo: EC Amends the Restriction Limit on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl

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.

Annex V of Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009 is amended as the following table.

Reference number

Substance identification


Wording of conditions of use and warnings

Chemical name/INN

Name of Common Ingredients Glossary

CAS number

EC number

Product type, Body parts

Maximum concentration in ready for use preparation




Ethyl-N-alpha-dodecanoyl-L-arginate hydrochloride*

Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl





Not to be used in preparations for children under 10 years of age

Not to be used for children under 10 years of age

Other products


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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