CIR Expert Panel’s 151st Meeting Marked By High Preservatives Content
Parabens, polyaminopropyl biguanide, imidazolidinyl urea and combination methylisothiazolinone/methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI) all came under scrutiny at the CIR Expert Panel’s June 6-7 meeting. HBW Insight discusses the mixed results and provides a full table of panel findings.
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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.