CosmeticOBS - L'Observatoire des cosmétiques
Oct. 6, 2014SCCS

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CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmetiques

Three requests are for hair dyes: HC Blue 18, Basic Blue 99, and HC Red No 17. The SCCS also received a request for an addendum to its Opinion on the preservative Ethyl Lauroyl Arginate HCl.

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HC Blue 18

Background

Submission I on hair dye HC Blue 18 (Colipa No B122) CAS No. 1166834-57-6 with the chemical name 3-[(E)-(3-chloro-4-hydroxyphenyl)diazenyl]-2,l-benzisothiazole-5- sulfonamide was transmitted by Cosmetics Europe in June 2014.

The new ingredient HC Blue 18 (B122) is a non-reactive dye used as a direct hair colouring agent at on-head concentration up to 0.35% in non-oxidative as well as in oxidative hair dye formulations.

Questions to SCCS

 1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider HC Blue 18 (B122) safe when used as a direct hair colouring agent at on-head concentration up to 0.35% in non-oxidative as well as in oxidative hair dye formulations?

 2. Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of HC Blue 18 (B122) in cosmetic products?

Further information
• Full text of Request for a scientific opinion: Submission I on hair dye HC Blue 18 (Colipa No В  122) CAS No. 1166834-57-6 .

Basic Blue 99

Background

Submission I and II for the hair dye Basic Blue 99 (INCI) (CAS 68123-13-7) (COLIPA No C059) with the chemical name 3-[(4-amino-6-bromo-5,8-dihydro-l-hydroxy-8-imino-5-oxo-2-naphthalenyl)amino]-N,N,N-trimethyl benzenaminium chloride were transmitted in August 1992 and March 2006 respectively by COLIPA.

Basic Blue 99 is a direct hair dye substance in hair dye formulations with a concentration on-head of maximum 1.0%.

Following Submission II, in September 2011 the Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) concluded ...