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.
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