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2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160): Final Opinion of the SCCS

2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine (A160) : Opinion finale du CSSC

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the hair dye cosmetic ingredient 2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine (A160) for a use on eyelashes. It has been adopted by written procedure on 12 March 2019, at the end of the commenting period following its initial publication.

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On 26 February 2013, the SCCS concluded that “the use of 2-Methoxy-Methyl-p-Phenylenediamine and its sulfate salt as oxidative hair dye with a concentration on head of maximum 1.8% does not pose a risk to the health of the consumer, apart from its sensitising potential”. In submission II, received in July 2018, the applicant requests to extend the use of this ingredient to oxidative eyelash colour products at 1.8% use concentration.
On December 21, 2018, by written procedure, the SCCS adopted the requested addendum to its Opinion.

For the full background
• See the article SCCS: 7 Opinions open for comments (hair dyes) of March 5, 2013
• See the article Hair dyes A160 and C183, Preservative HEPB: three requests for Opinions to SCCS, of October 29, 2018
• See the article HEPB, A160: the SCCS completes its Opinions of Junauary 2, 2019

This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of a minimum eight weeks after its initial publication (from 21 December 2018 until 5 March 2019).
Comments received during this time period were considered by the SCCS. For this Opinion, comments received resulted in the following main changes: the SCCS comment on the batch composition and …

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