Following its 132nd meeting in September, the CIR Expert Panel has made available six final (or amended final) safety assessments covering a large number of cosmetic ingredients. These assessments summarise the available data and possible human health effects for each compound as used in cosmetic products. The following chemicals, or groups of chemicals, are covered:

  • alkyl phosphates
  • 2-amino-3-hydroxypyridine
  • citrus-derived peel oils
  • methylisothiazolinone
  • styrene and vinyl-type styrene copolymers
  • tea (Camellia sinensis)-derived ingredients

In addition, the meeting saw the approval of nine tentative safety assessments on:

  • glycerin
  • hydroquinone
  • p-hydroxyanisole
  • oat (Avena sativa)-derived ingredients
  • PCA (2-pyrrolidone-5-carboxylic acid)
  • PEGylated alkyl glycerides
  • polysiloxanes
  • propylene glycol esters
  • sorbitan esters

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel. Findings of 132nd meeting held on 8-9 September 2014.


The above items were taken from the November 2014 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra (click here)

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