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Indigofera Tinctoria: Final Opinion of the SCCS

Indigofera tinctoria : Opinion finale du CSSC

The SCCS has just published its final Opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient Indigofera Tinctoria. It was adopted by written procedure on 3 April 2020, after the end of the comment period following its initial publication and review by the Scientific Committee.

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In November 2017, Cosmetics Europe submitted a dossier to the European Commission services supporting the safe use of Indigofera Tinctoria in non-oxidative conditions hair colouring products at on-head concentrations of up to 25%.
The SCCS published its Opinion in January 2020.

For an exhaustive background information, see the articles
SCCS : 8 new Opinions open for comments, CosmeticOBS, 26 September 2012
Salicylic acid, Hair dyes: four requests for Opinion to SCCS, CosmeticOBS, 2 January 2018
Indigofera Tinctoria: the SCCS’ Opinion, CosmeticOBS, 15 January 2020

This Opinion has been subject to a commenting period of a minimum eight weeks after its initial publication (from 13 January until 13 March 2020). Comments received during this time period are considered by the SCCS. For this Opinion, no comment was received.
Therefore, the final version is unchanged except for a minor correction in SCCS comment on submission III, page 13 (section 3.1.5).

The final Opinion

1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider Indigofera Tinctoria (C170) safe when used in non-oxidative conditions hair colouring products at on-head concentrations of up to 25%?

In light of the data provided, the SCCS considers that Indigofera Tinctoria …

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