Ban of 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine

2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine (CAS 615-66-7), including its sulfate (CAS 61702-44-1) and dihydrochloride (CAS 615-46-3) salts, is used in formulations for coloring eyebrows and eyelashes. The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) evaluated the substance and did not consider its use safe for the consumer in hair dye products, including eyebrow dye products, and eyelash dye products. Its […]

Upcoming Ban of HICC_Lyral, Atranol and Chloroatranol

The EU Commission published a new piece of legislation (Regulation EU No 2017/1410) that prohibits the use of Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC, trade name: Lyral), 2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methyl benzaldehyde (Atranol) and 3-Chloro-2,6-Dihydroxy-4-methylbenzaldehyde (Chloroatranol). These three fragrance allergens caused the highest number of contact allergies cases in past years, which justifies a total ban according to the SCCS […]

Ban of 3-Benzylidene Camphor

The European Commission published a new amendment of the Cosmetics Regulation (EU No 2015/1298) to ban the use of 3-Benzylidene Camphor in cosmetic products. Until now 3-Benzylidene Camphor was considered as a safe UV filter, allowed at maximum 2% in Annex VI of the Cosmetics Regulation. However, and after being reevaluated by the SCCS in […]


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