CIR Expert Panel Reaches Tentative Decision On Benzophenones, Final On Methylisothiazolinone
At its 14-15 September virtual meeting, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s Expert Panel issued five final ingredient reports, four tentative reports, and insufficient data announcements for seven ingredients or ingredient groups, including silicates and 60 red algae ingredients.
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