Safety Assessment of Cocos nucifera (Coconut)-Derived Ingredients as Used in Cosmetics

Alice Akinsulie, Christina Burnett, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Donald V. Belsito, David E. Cohen, Curtis D. Klaassen, Daniel C. Liebler, James G. Marks, Lisa A. Peterson, Ronald C. Shank, Thomas J. Slaga, Paul W. Snyder, Bart Heldreth

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The Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety (Panel) assessed the safety of 11 Cocos nucifera (coconut)-derived ingredients, most of which are reported to function as skin-conditioning agents in cosmetic products. The Panel reviewed the available data to determine the safety of these ingredients. The Panel concluded that 10 ingredients, derived from coconut flower, fruit, and liquid endosperm, are safe in cosmetics in the present practices of use and concentration described in this safety assessment, and that the available data are insufficient to make a determination of safety for Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Shell Powder under the intended conditions of use in cosmetic formulations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23S-35S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Issue number1_suppl
StatePublished - Jun 2023

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology

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