Safety Assessment of Ethanolamides as Used in Cosmetics

Monice M. Fiume, Bart A. Heldreth, Wilma F. Bergfeld, Donald V. Belsito, Ronald A. Hill, Curtis D. Klaassen, Daniel C. Liebler, James G. Marks, Ronald C. Shank, Thomas J. Slaga, Paul W. Snyder, F. Alan Andersen

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The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel (Panel) rereviewed the safety of 28 ethanolamides and found them safe in the present practices of use and concentration when they are formulated to be nonirritating, and that these ingredients should not be used in cosmetic products in which N-nitroso compounds may be formed. Most of the ethanolamides are reported to function in cosmetics as hair-conditioning agents, skin-conditioning agents, and surfactant - foam boosters. The Panel reviewed available animal and clinical data, as well as information from previous CIR reports.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)18S-34S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
StatePublished - Jul 4 2015

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology


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