Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Cetyl Lactate and Myristyl Lactate

@article{1982FinalRO,
  title={Final Report on the Safety Assessment of Cetyl Lactate and Myristyl Lactate},
  author={},
  journal={International Journal of Toxicology},
  year={1982},
  volume={1},
  pages={107 - 97}
}
  • Published 1 March 1982
  • Medicine
  • International Journal of Toxicology
Cetyl Lactate and Myristyl Lactate are the esters of lactic acid and either cetyl or myristyl alcohol. They are used in a wide variety of cosmetic products up to a maximum concentration of 25%. The acute oral LD50 of Cetyl Lactate is estimated from studies with rats to be greater than 20 g/kg. Cetyl Lactate was shown to be minimally irritating to rabbit skin and nonirritating or only slightly irritating to rabbit eyes in Draize irritation tests. At 25%, Cetyl Lactate produced no signs of… 
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