Tuesday, December 22, 2015SCCS

The SCCS revises 5 Opinion and finalizes the one on MI

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On December 15, 2015, during its plenary meeting, the SCCS revised (slightly) four Opinions on the hair dye ingredients HC Yellow No. 17, HC Red No. 17, 1-hexyl 4,5-diamine pyrazole sulfate, and HC Blue 18. The experts also revised their Opinion on Carbon black [nano], and adopted the final Opinion on Methylisothiazolinone.

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HC Yellow No. 17

Background

The new ingredient HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) is planned to be used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations of up to 0.5%.

For exhaustive background information, see the articles
SCCS: 4 requests for scientific Opinions (June 30, 2014)
Hair dyes: 3 Opinions of the SCCS (September 9, 2015)

Opinion

Note: the conclusion remained unchanged

 1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations of up to 0.5%?

The SCCS considers the hair dye HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) safe when used in non-oxidative hair colouring products at concentrations of up to 0.5%, except for its sensitisation potential. HC Yellow No. 17 is considered a strong sensitizer.

 2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of HC Yellow No. 17 (B121) in cosmetic products?

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HC Red No. 17

Background

This new ingredient planned to be used in non-oxidative hair colouring …

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