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Musk xylene

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Fragrance ingredient deemed safe for use in cosmetics product, excluding oral care, up to a maximum "theoretically absorbed dose" of 10 (g/kg/day, the Scientific Committee on Cosmetic Products and Non-Food Products concludes in a recently released opinion. The daily estimated absorption of musk xylene currently is 20 (g/kg to 20.7 (g/kg. In a separate opinion, SCCNFP finds musk ketone safe for use at daily absorption levels of 14 (g/kg, down from the estimated 28 (g/kg presently absorbed. Levels of both fragrance ingredients could be reduced by keeping cosmetics at a maximum of 0.1% musk xylene or musk ketone, SCCNFP suggests
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