Safety Assessment of Tocopherols and Tocotrienols as Used in Cosmetics

Monice M. Fiume, 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, Bart Heldreth

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The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel (Panel) assessed the safety of 14 tocopherols and tocotrienols and concluded these ingredients are safe as used in cosmetics. The tocopherols are reported to function in cosmetics as antioxidants or skin-conditioning agents; in contrast, tocotrienols are not reported to function as an antioxidants in cosmetics but as a light stabilizer, oral care agent, or skin-conditioning agent. The Panel reviewed the new and existing animal and clinical data to determine the safety of these ingredients and found it appropriate to extrapolate the existing information to conclude on the safety of all the tocopherols and tocotrienols.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)61S-94S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Issue number2_suppl
StatePublished - Sep 1 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Toxicology


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