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FDA Advisory No. 2016-032 || Selected Parabens Declared as Banned Ingredients that may be Contained in Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic Advisories Email Print FDA Advisory No. 2016-032 || Selected Parabens Declared as Banned Ingredients that may be Contained in Cosmetic Products FDA Advisory No. 2016-032 Selected Parabens Declared as Banned Ingredients that may be Contained in Cosmetic Products On 25-28 November 2014, it has been adopted during the 21st ASEAN Cosmetic Committee (ACC) Meeting and its Related Events in Manila, Philippines that the following ingredients are no longer allowed to be used in the formulation of cosmetic products: International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) Other Name Isopropylparaben Isopropyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium salt or Salts of Isopropylparaben Isobutylparaben Isobutyl 4-hydroxybenzoate, Sodium salt or Salts of Isobutylparaben Benzylparaben Benzyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Phenylparaben Phenyl 4-hydroxybenzoate Pentylparaben Pentyl 4-hydroxybenzoate The abovementioned ingredients are commonly used as preservatives in cosmetic products to inhibit or prevent microbial and fungal growth. In line with the ACC decision, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) - Center for Cosmetics Regulation and Research (CCRR) issued FDA Circulars 2015-008 and 2015-014 on 14 April 2015 and 14 December…

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