CIR Expert Panel Continues to Grow and Improve

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel (CIR) adds two distinguished chemists to fill newly created positions on this prestigious panel, expanding it from a group of seven to nine world-class experts. The CIR is an independent body that conducts extensive searches of the scientific and medical literature, compiles the data, then reviews the information and often asks the cosmetic industry to provide additional safety testing data before completing their rigorous review process. The hundreds of highly detailed safety assessments developed by the CIR are relied upon by government regulators, manufacturers and non-government organizations (NGO) to assist in determining which substances can be safely used as cosmetic ingredients and which should not be used Two additional experts will allow the CIR to draw from a wider and deeper pool of knowledge and experience when determining the safety of cosmetic ingredients.

The new members are:

Dr. Ronald Hill – an Associate Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Louisiana at Monroe. Dr. Hill received his PhD in Medicinal Chemistry from Ohio State.

Dr. R. Daniel Liebler – Director at the Jim Ayers Institute for Pre-Cancer Detection and Diagnosis and a Professor of Biochemistry and Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Dr. Liebler is also a member of the National Advisory of Environmental Health Sciences Council.

Source: Cosmetic Ingredient Review website