Daniel Liebler
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Safety assessment of silylates and surface-modified siloxysilicates.

Becker LC, Bergfeld WF, Belsito DV, Hill RA, Klaassen CD, Liebler D, Marks JG, Shank RC, Slaga TJ, Snyder PW, Andersen FA
Int J Toxicol. 2013 32 (3 Suppl): 5S-24S

PMID: 23696579 · DOI:10.1177/1091581813486299

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel assessed the safety of silica silylate, silica dimethyl silylate, trimethylsiloxysilicate, and trifluoropropyldimethyl/trimethylsiloxysilicate as used in cosmetics. These silylates and surface-modified siloxysilicates function in cosmetics as antifoaming agents, anticaking agents, bulking agents, binders, skin-conditioning agents--emollient, skin-conditioning agents-occlusive, slip modifiers, suspension agents--nonsurfactant, and viscosity increasing agents--nonaqueous. The Expert Panel reviewed the available animal and clinical data as well as information from a previous CIR safety assessment of amorphous silica. The CIR Expert Panel concluded that silica silylate, silica dimethyl silylate, trimethylsiloxysilicate, and trifluoropropyldimethyl/trimethylsiloxysilicate are safe as used when formulated and delivered in the final product not to be irritating or sensitizing to the respiratory tract.

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Animals Consumer Product Safety Cosmetics Humans Hydrocarbons, Fluorinated Molecular Structure Organosilicon Compounds Silicon Dioxide Silicone Oils Surface Properties Toxicity Tests Trimethylsilyl Compounds

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