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CIR Reaches Verdicts on Butyl Myristate, HC Red No. 3 and More
Posted: June 17, 2008
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel announced ingredient verdicts, including tentative safety assessments on butyl myristate, Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, sodium cetearyl sulfate and tall oil acid, along with the approvals of HC Red No. 3 and phenyl methyl pyrazolone, among others, at its June 4, 2008, meeting. Since the CIR expert panel examines the science behind ingredients to determine their safety, the Personal Care Products Council and the US Food and Drug Administration hold these verdicts in high esteem; thus the panel's decisions weigh heavily into ensuring product safety. Following are the notes reported from the CIR June 4 meeting that can also be found on the group's Web site at: www.cir-safety.org.
Tentative Amended Safety Assessments included:
Butyl myristate, including: aluminum dimyristate, aluminum isostearates/myristates, aluminum myristate, aluminum myristates/palmitates, calcium myristate, cetyl myristate, decyl myristate, ethylhexyl myristate, ethyl myristate, isobutyl myristate, isocetyl myristate, isodecyl myristate, isostearyl myristate, isotridecyl myristate, lauryl myristate, magnesium myristate, methyl myristate, octyldodecyl myristate, oleyl myristate, potassium myristate, sodium myristate, tetradecyloctadecyl myristate, tridecyl myristate and zinc myristate.
These ingredients are considered safe for use in cosmetics in the practices of use and concentration as given in the tentative amended safety assessment.
Cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, coconut acid, hydrogenated coconut acid and hydrogenated coconut oil, including: Ammonium cocomonoglyceride sulfate, butylene glycol cocoate, caprylic/capric/coco glycerides, cocoglycerides, coconut alcohol, coconut oil decyl esters, decyl cocoate, ethylhexyl cocoate, hydrogenated coco-glycerides, isodeceyl cocoate, lauryl cocoate, magnesium cocoate, methyl cocoate, octyldodecyl cocoate, pentaerythrityl cocoate, potassium cocoate, potassium hydrogenated cocoate, sodium cocoate, sodium hydrogenated cocoate, sodium cocomonoglyceride sulfate and tridecyl cocoate.