The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel is an independent panel of scientists and physicians that reviews and assesses the safety of cosmetic ingredients used in the United States. With participation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Consumer Federation of America, CIR publishes its safety assessments in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Toxicology. Its findings are also available as monographs. Each year, CIR publishes the CIR Compendium, a comprehensive collection of CIR findings.
In an interview on PersonalCareTruth.com, CIR Director F. Alan Andersen, Ph.D. explains the importance of cosmetics safety and describes CIR's approach in assessing ingredients.
To find out more about CIR and for a list of additional resources, visit http://www.cir-safety.org/.
The Safe Cosmetics Alliance represents the men and women working in the personal care product and services industry committed to providing the highest quality and safest products – from manufacturers to your local salon owner. We support science-based legislative and regulatory policies that enhance current consumer safeguards and strengthen FDA oversight of cosmetic and personal care products to ensure continued product safety.