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Botanicals template includes human/animal irritation, sensitization data requirements.

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

CIR BOTANICAL STANDARDS INCLUDE HUMAN/ANIMAL IRRITATION, SENSITIZATION STUDIES to address the "suggestion of hypersensitivity or sensitization" that these plant ingredients might cause, Cosmetic Ingredient Review Panel Chair Wilma Bergfeld, MD, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, said at CIR's June 6 meeting in Washington, D.C. Irritation and sensitization studies are part of an overall list of data requirements the panel has compiled as a template for the review of botanical ingredients. Generally, CIR requests data for ingredients under review on a case-by-case basis.



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