Safety Assessment of PEGylated oils 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

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Abstract

PEGylated oil is a terminology used to describe cosmetic ingredients that are the etherification and esterification products of glycerides and fatty acids with ethylene oxide. The Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (Panel) considered the safety of PEGylated oils, which function primarily as surfactants in cosmetic products. The Panel reviewed relevant animal and human data provided in this safety assessment and concluded that the 130 chemically related PEGylated oils were safe as cosmetic ingredients in the present practices of use and concentration when formulated to be nonirritating.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13S-39S
JournalInternational Journal of Toxicology
Volume33
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • cosmetics
  • PEGylated oils
  • safety

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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