CIR Expert Panel Proposes Parabens Use Restriction, Still Confident In Safety Overall
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%.
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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.