Aluminum Dichlorohydrex PEG
What Is It?
Aluminum Chlorohydrex compounds are complexes of Aluminum Chorohydrate and propylene glycol (PG) or polyethylene glycol (PEG). These compounds include Aluminum Chlorohydrex, Aluminum Chlorohydrex PG, Aluminum Chlorohydrex PEG, Aluminum Dichlorohydrex PEG, Aluminum Dichlorohydrex PG, Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrex PEG, and Aluminum Sesquichlorohydrex PG. These compounds are used in the formulation of personal cleanliness products.
Why Is It Used?
Aluminum Chlorohydrex complexes are ingredients that are applied to the skin to reduce the production of perspiration at the site of application, to induce a tightening or tingling sensation of the skin and to reduce or eliminate unpleasant odor.
Aluminum Chlorohydrex compounds are complexes of inorganic and organic compounds. Aluminum, the most abundant metal in the earth’s crust, is widely used in food contact articles including cans, foils and cooking utensils.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has reviewed the safety of these Aluminum Chlorohydrex complexes and has approved these ingredients for use in Over-The-Counter (OTC) antiperspirant drug products. The The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) was established in 1976 as an independent safety review program for cosmetic ingredients. The CIR Expert Panel consists of independent experts in dermatology, toxicology, pharmacolgy and veterinary medicine. The CIR includes participation by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration and the Consumer Federation of America. (CIR) has deferred evaluation of these ingredients because the safety has been assessed by FDA. This deferral of review is according to the provisions of the CIR Procedures.
Aluminum is approved by the FDA for use in food packaging and food preparation articles.
More information about aluminum.
More information about the safety of antiperspirant drug products.
Link to FDA Code of Federal Regulations for antiperspirant active ingredients including Aluminum Chlorohydrex complexes with PG and PEG
Aluminum Chlorohydrex PEG may be used in cosmetics and personal care products marketed in Europe according to the Under the general provisions of the cosmetics regulation of the EU, ingredients appearing on the following function-specific annexes must comply with the listed restrictions and/or specifications: colorants (Annex IV), preservatives (Annex V), UV filters (Annex VI) and other ingredients with specific concentration limits and/or other restrictions (Annex III). Ingredients specifically prohibited from use in cosmetic products are listed in Annex II. Other ingredients listed in the EU cosmetic ingredient database (CosIng) may be used without restrictions..
Link to the EU Cosmetic Regulation:
More Scientific Information
Aluminum Chlorohydrex oomplexes are coordination complexex of Aluminum Chlorohydrate and propylene glycol or polyethylene glycol in which some of the water molecules normally coordinated to the metal have been displaced by the glycol.
Find out more about the regulation of over-the-counter drugs by the Food and Drug Administration
OTC Drug Home Page: http://www.fda.gov/Drugs/ResourcesForYou/Consumers/BuyingUsingMedicineSa…
Information about OTC Drug monographs: https://www.fda.gov/drugs/over-counter-otc-drug-monograph-process
Search the Code of Federal Regulations http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/cfrsearch.cfm
EU Cosmetics Inventory http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/