International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook
- J. Nikitakis, Lange B
- Personal Care Products Council,
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) Expert Panel (Panel) reviewed the safety of 6 simple carbonate salts which function as absorbents, bulking agents, opacifying agents, pH adjusters, buffering agents, abrasives, and oral care agents in cosmetic products. The Panel reviewed relevant data relating to the safety of these ingredients, and concluded that the simple carbonate salts are safe in the present practices of use and concentration in cosmetics, when formulated to be nonirritating.