Watch-out database → Detailed ingredient information:

Kojic acid



Restricted as per EC regulation 1223/2009?



Other observations

– Potential endocrine disruptor (Group A)

Date of update Deadline Content of update Reference Source Obelis articles
08/06/2023 N/A Based on the latest scientific opinions by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) the proposed measures aim at: establishing restrictions in Annex III for the substance 'Kojic Acid', used as skin lightening/whitening or depigmenting agent in cosmetic products. WTO WTO
15-16/03/2022 N/A In the Final Opinion, the SCCS concluded that the use of Kojic acid as a skin lightening agent in cosmetic products is safe up to a maximum concentration of 0.7% in the final product. SCCS Final Opinion 1637/21 SCCS