Final Word On Preservative MI Could Emerge From September CIR Meeting
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel could issue a final safety assessment for preservative methylisothiazolinone at its September meeting. Use of the ingredient has come under fire following widespread reports of allergic reactions, which prompted CIR’s European counterpart to recommend that firms halt MI’s use in leave-on products, while CIR experts have been holding out for additional data.
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