Numerous peer-reviewed articles highlighted the toxicity of hair dye substances and notably their concerning carcinogenic, genotoxic and skin sensitizing properties. Concerned by the potential risks for the consumers, the SCCS, the EU Commission, the Member States and the Industry developed an overall strategy to evaluate a number of hair dye substances and, when necessary, regulate them via the annexes of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.
On the basis of this evaluation, the EU Commission published a new amendment (EU No 2015/1190) of the Regulation, adding nine entries to Annex III. The restrictions and warnings (that we invite you to consult via the link provided above) relate to the following ingredients:
|Reference number||Chemical name||INCI name||CAS||EINECS|
|HC Blue No 17||16517-75-2||605-392-2|
|289||Phosphoric acid compound with 4-|
|HC Blue No 15||74578-10-2||277-929-5|
|Acid Green 25||4403-90-1||224-546-6|
|291||Sodium, 4-[(9,10-dihydro-4-hydroxy9,10-dioxo-1-anthryl)amino]toluene3-sulphonate||Acid Violet 43||4430-18-6||224-618-7|
|Disperse Red 17||3179-89-3||221-665-5|
|Acid Black 1||1064-48-8||213-903-1|
|Pigment Red 57||5858-81-1||227-497-9|
A transition period of 12 months is granted by the EU Commission to allow the Industry to comply with these requirements(reformulation and adaptation of the warnings). This means that no noncompliant products shall be placed or made available on the Union market after August 10th, 2016.