Final Amended Safety Assessment of Sodium Sulfate as Used in Cosmetics

Laura N. Scott, 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, Lillian J. Gill, Bart Heldreth

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Abstract

The Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety (Panel) reopened the safety assessment of Sodium Sulfate, a cosmetic ingredient that is an inorganic salt reported to function in cosmetics as a viscosity increasing agent—aqueous. The Panel reviewed the relevant new data for the ingredient, including frequency of use and concentration of use, and considered data from the previous Panel assessment. The Panel concluded that Sodium Sulfate is safe in cosmetics in the present practices of use and concentrations described in this safety assessment when formulated to be nonirritating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)86S-94S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Volume40
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cosmetics
  • safety
  • sodium sulfate

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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