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This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Use of lactic acid or citric acid in concentrations below .3% in cosmetics should be exempted from FDA's alpha hydroxy acid labeling guidance, Win Chiou, PhD, University of Illinois, says in March 25 comments to the agency. Two compounds are expected to be safe at low concentrations and often are used as electrolytes, nutrients or buffering agents, Chiou adds. Comments echo those submitted by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association in January (1"The Rose Sheet" Feb. 10, 2003, p. 3)...

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