The IFRA: Working Towards the Continually-Improved Safety of Fragrance Ingedients and the Importance of a Partnership with the Dermatological Community

May 2004 | Volume 3 | Issue 3 | Original Article | 297 | Copyright © May 2004

Matthias G. H. Vey, PhD

The relationship between the fragrance industry and the dermatological community in the past has not always been perceived as one of partnership. IFRA, the International Fragrance Association, has started a series of initiatives to underline the industry’s commitment to market safe products that limit any unavoidable risk to the minimum while at the same time enabling the consumer to choose from a variety of fragranced products. This article describes current projects and future initiatives.