Safety Assessment of Alkyl Glyceryl Ethers as Used in Cosmetics

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

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Alkyl glyceryl ethers function mostly as skin-conditioning agents in cosmetic products applied to the skin and hair. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review expert panel reviewed the available animal toxicity and clinical data, including the low dermal absorption, and concluded that the alkyl glyceryl ethers are safe in the present practices of use and concentration described in this safety assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)5S-21S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Issue number5_suppl
StatePublished - Sep 2013
Externally publishedYes


  • alkyl glyceryl ethers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology


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