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Ingredient Review Update from CTFA
Posted: April 22, 2006
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) board of the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association (CTFA) announced updated ingredient assessments in its April 4, 2006, report. Anyone who believes a final safety assessment is incorrect may petition the CIR to amend the final safety assessment. Unpublished data cited as references in CIR safety assessments are available for review at the CIR office.
Final Safety Assessments
Cocamidopropylamine oxide was deemed safe in rinse-off cosmetic products in the practices of use and concentration described in the safety assessment; except that the available data are insufficient to support the safety for use in leave-on cosmetic products. *
Drometrizole was considered safe as a cosmetic ingredient in the practices of use and concentration as described in the safety assessment. *
The use of trichloroethane (1,1,1-trichloroethane) as a solvent in cosmetic products is considered as not presenting a direct risk to consumers; however, CIR states this chemical is an ozone-depleting chemical banned by the Environmental Protection Agency for all but essential uses. Since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) declared its use in aerosol cosmetics to be non-essential, the result is that this ingredient may not be used in aerosol cosmetics.