Good news for skin brightening actives and estheticians who use these types of ingredients in the treatment room: alpha-arbutin has been approved by the European Commission’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) as safe for cosmetic use. There have been other advances in ingredients for skin brightening in addition to alpha-arbutin.
"Skin tone applications are one of the biggest growing segments in the skin care market, especially in the Asian markets," said Mathias Gempeler, head of global marketing skin care at DSM.
"I’m extremely pleased with the positive SCCS Opinion as it allows the cosmetic industry to continue using this high-performing and easy-to-formulate active ingredient," Gempeler added.
Read more about alpha-arbutin and its safety assessment on Skin Inc.'s affiliate site Cosmetics & Toiletries.