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Two Join the PCPC's Cosmetic Ingredients Review Expert Panel

Posted: January 20, 2009

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Organization and function

The members of the CIR panel are drawn from academia and are independent, having no financial involvement in the cosmetics industry. There are also three liaison members representing government, industry and consumers, who advise members but do not have the right to vote on the safety of ingredients.

By the end of the year, the panel estimates to have completed the review of more than 1,500 personal care products ingredients, representing a majority of ingredients used to formulate cosmetics today. Each year, the CIR evaluates new and existing ingredients, starting with the most important and common ones.

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