Expert Panel calls for information on fragrance ingredients

By Katie Bird

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An Independent Expert Panel is calling for information on a number of fragrance ingredients in an analysis into their safe use.

The Research Institute for Fragrance Materials (RIFM) is calling for any relevant data on ketone cyclopentanones and cyclopentenones, tegetes phototoxicity, macrocyclic lactones, and lactides and ketones, which will be submitted to the Independent Expert Panel for analysis.

The panel includes dermatologists, toxicologists and environmental scientists and reviews all RIFM data. According to the organization, the panel ensures that research is unbiased and independent.

Variety of products

According to an RIFM spokesperson the ingredients are used in a variety of products including fine fragrances, body washes, air fresheners and detergents.

“The evaluation is to establish safe use levels and is part of the normal process. When the panel reaches a conclusion, it will say “safe to use at reported levels.” If necessary, there will be a restriction as an IFRA Standard. All results will be published in the open, peer reviewed literature,”​ the spokesperson told CosmeticsDesign.com USA.

The spokesperson went onto explain that this is part of a routine analysis that takes in groups of materials that are chemically similar.

All relevant information, which the spokesperson said could include testing data or exposure data that has been scientifically conducted and reported, should be submitted to Dr Ladd Smith at fzvgu@evsz.bet​.

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