About CIR

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) studies individual chemical compounds as they are used in cosmetic products.  CIR relies heavily on the International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients (INCI) when identifying the ingredients to be assessed.

Find Ingredient Reviews

The panel books presented to the CIR Expert Panel contain safety assessments and other materials related to the ingredient or ingredients being considered.

35 Years of CIR

For 35 years the Cosmetic Ingredient Review has worked with FDA, the cosmetics industry, and consumers to help keep cosmetics safe.

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