CIR Tables Review Of Preservative PHMB; Industry Maintains Data Is On The Way
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel tabled a draft final report for preservative polyaminopropyl biguanide June 5 to await promised sensitization and exposure data from industry. There is concern that an “insufficient data” decision could prompt reformulations with even more questionable alternatives in a market short on preservative options.
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The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel issued two final safety reports and six tentative reports at its June 4-5 meeting in Washington.
If concerns about cosmetic preservatives are unfounded from a scientific standpoint, then the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel should be in a position to set the record straight. However, data gaps have the group considering “insufficient data” findings in pending reviews of parabens and polyaminopropyl biguanide.