Following its 146th meeting in March 2018, the CIR Expert Panel has made available six final safety assessments covering a 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, and groups of chemicals, are covered:

·         alkane diols

·         alkyl sultaines

·         Hamamelis virginiana (witch hazel)-derived ingredients

·         malic acid and sodium malate

·         Mentha piperita (peppermint)-derived ingredients

·         zinc salts

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

·         Eucalyptus globulus (Eucalyptus)-derived ingredients

·         Gingko biloba-derived ingredients

·         triphenyl phosphate

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (2018). Findings of 146th meeting held on 5-6 March 2018.

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The above items were taken from the May 2018 issue of Toxicology and Regulatory News which is sent automatically to members of bibra.

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