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EU Sets Limits on Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate in Cosmetics

10:42 AM MST | February 4, 2010 | Alex Scott

The European Commission has issued a directive ruling that from March 2011 ethyl lauroyl arginate, a preservative, may only be used in concentrations of less than 0.8% in cosmetics. The ruling is part of a set of new controls on cosmetics that features a series of recommendations from the European Union’s (EU) Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.   The commission published the rules for the directive in its official journal on Monday February 1. The new regulations amend the EU’s 1976 body of regulation on cosmetics.   Ethyl lauroyl...

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