Daniel Liebler
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Last active: 2/15/2016

Safety assessment of isoparaffins as used in cosmetics.

Johnson W, Bergfeld WF, Belsito DV, Hill RA, Klaassen CD, Liebler D, Marks JG, Shank RC, Slaga TJ, Snyder PW, Andersen FA
Int J Toxicol. 2012 31 (6 Suppl): 269S-95S

PMID: 23283704 · DOI:10.1177/1091581812463087

The safety of isoparaffins as used in cosmetic products is reviewed in this safety assessment. These ingredients function mostly as solvents and also function as emollients in the 0001% to 90% concentration range. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel has reviewed relevant animal and clinical data and concluded that these ingredients are safe in the present practices of use and concentration described in this safety assessment.

MeSH Terms (9)

Animals Consumer Product Safety Cosmetics Emollients Humans Paraffin Risk Assessment Solvents Toxicity Tests

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