Women’s Voices Says Clock Hasn’t Run Down On Parabens Safety; Did CIR Call The Game Early?
Recent statements from Cosmetic Ingredient Review leadership and Expert Panel members affirming the safety of parabens, while their latest review of the ingredients is ongoing, undermine the program’s credibility, according to NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth. CIR Director Bart Heldreth responds.
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Alexandra Scranton, director of science and research at Women’s Voices for the Earth, highlights achievements in 2019 in the group’s Cosmetic Ingredient Review-focused activities, including parameters the Expert Panel placed on preservative use of parabens, PHMB and MCI/MI.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s independent experts issued a tentative amended report for 21 parabens at their June meeting in Washington, triggering a new public comment period. The panel continues to back the safety of parabens, including a number that are banned or heavily restricted in Europe, but now recommends limiting parabens’ total concentration in finished cosmetics to 0.8%.
CIR Expert Panel’s April Meeting: 82 Brown Algae Ingredients Reviewed; Preservative Developments; More
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel is taking its first look at brown algae-derived ingredients, with 32 passing muster at the panel’s April 8-9 meeting in Washington. Salicylic acid and fatty acids were among ingredients that received final safe verdicts, while four ingredient groups drew insufficient data announcements. Finally, parabens got tabled and MCI/MI was reopened for updates.