Safety Assessment of Panthenol, Pantothenic Acid, and Derivatives as Used in Cosmetics

Laura N. Scott, Monice Fiume, 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, Bart Heldreth

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Abstract

The Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety (Panel) assessed the safety of Panthenol, Pantothenic Acid, and 5 derivatives as used in cosmetics. These ingredients named in this report are reported to function in cosmetics as hair conditioning agents, and Panthenol also is reported to function as a skin-conditioning agent-humectant and a solvent. The Panel reviewed relevant data for these ingredients, and concluded that these 7 ingredients are safe in cosmetics in the present practices of use concentration described in this safety assessment.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalInternational journal of toxicology
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2022

Keywords

  • cosmetics
  • panthenol
  • pantothenic acid
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Toxicology

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