Safety Assessment of Amino Acid Alkyl Amides as Used in Cosmetics

Christina L. Burnett, Bart 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, Lillian J. Gill

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Abstract

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (Panel) reviewed the product use, formulation, and safety data of 115 amino acid alkyl amides, which function as skin and hair conditioning agents and as surfactants - cleansing agents in personal care products. Safety test data on dermal irritation and sensitization for the ingredients with the highest use concentrations, lauroyl lysine and sodium lauroyl glutamate, were reviewed and determined to adequately support the safe use of the ingredients in this report. The Panel concluded that amino acid alkyl amides are safe in the present practices of use and concentration in cosmetics, when formulated to be nonirritating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)17S-56S
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
Volume36
Issue number1_suppl
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2017
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • amino acid alkyl amides
  • cosmetics
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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