Safety assessment of ammonium hectorites as used in cosmetics.

Lillian C. Becker, 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

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Abstract

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (Panel) reviewed the safety of 4 ammonium hectorite compounds used in cosmetics: disteardimonium hectorite, dihydrogenated tallow benzylmonium hectorite, stearalkonium hectorite, and quaternium-18 hectorite. These ingredients function in cosmetics mainly as nonsurfactant suspending agents. The Panel reviewed available animal and human data and concluded that these ammonium hectorite compounds were safe as cosmetic ingredients in the practices of use and concentration as given in this safety assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational Journal of Toxicology
Volume32
Issue number6 Suppl
StatePublished - Nov 2013
Externally publishedYes

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Cosmetics
Ammonium Compounds
Safety
Ammonium compounds
Excipients
hectorite
Animals

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  • Toxicology

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Becker, L. C., Bergfeld, W. F., Belsito, D. V., Hill, R. A., Klaassen, C. D., Liebler, D. C., ... Andersen, F. A. (2013). Safety assessment of ammonium hectorites as used in cosmetics. International Journal of Toxicology, 32(6 Suppl).

Safety assessment of ammonium hectorites as used in cosmetics. / Becker, Lillian C.; Bergfeld, Wilma F.; Belsito, Donald V.; Hill, Ronald A.; Klaassen, Curtis D.; Liebler, Daniel C.; Marks, James G.; Shank, Ronald C.; Slaga, Thomas J; Snyder, Paul W.; Andersen, F. Alan.

In: International Journal of Toxicology, Vol. 32, No. 6 Suppl, 11.2013.

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Becker, LC, Bergfeld, WF, Belsito, DV, Hill, RA, Klaassen, CD, Liebler, DC, Marks, JG, Shank, RC, Slaga, TJ, Snyder, PW & Andersen, FA 2013, 'Safety assessment of ammonium hectorites as used in cosmetics.', International Journal of Toxicology, vol. 32, no. 6 Suppl.
Becker LC, Bergfeld WF, Belsito DV, Hill RA, Klaassen CD, Liebler DC et al. Safety assessment of ammonium hectorites as used in cosmetics. International Journal of Toxicology. 2013 Nov;32(6 Suppl).
Becker, Lillian C. ; Bergfeld, Wilma F. ; Belsito, Donald V. ; Hill, Ronald A. ; Klaassen, Curtis D. ; Liebler, Daniel C. ; Marks, James G. ; Shank, Ronald C. ; Slaga, Thomas J ; Snyder, Paul W. ; Andersen, F. Alan. / Safety assessment of ammonium hectorites as used in cosmetics. In: International Journal of Toxicology. 2013 ; Vol. 32, No. 6 Suppl.
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