Safety Assessment of Cosmetic Ingredients


  • Conduct ingredient safety assessments leveraging next generation tools.
  • Fill data gaps for new ingredients lacking existing literature for assessing safety.
  • Apply next generation approaches appropriately and proficiently to inform on potential safe use of new ingredients.


  • Perform systematic review for data and literature that is amenable to integration in an ingredient safety assessment.
  • Identify appropriate new alternative methods (ie. high-throughput in vitro screening data, in silico models, etc.) to compliment in vivo data.
  • Fill data gaps by integrating read-across and QSAR within an appropriate context.
  • Describe and explain all approaches used as well as provide rationale on how to interpret/contextualize results to help the client gain confidence in utilizing next generation tools.
  • Work within client deadlines and evolving needs as project progresses.


  • Conducted weight-of-evidence assessment by interpreting the next generation method data and outcomes to make decisions on ingredient safety.
  • Provided report formatted per the client’s specifications (reports and publications).
  • Effectively communicated with the client to provide updates on the methods used and to discuss the interpretation of the data.
  • Worked closely with the client to ensure confidence in the results.