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Addendum to the scientific Opinion SCCS/1491/12 on the hair dye substance 2-Methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine and its sulfate salt - COLIPA n° A160 - Submission II – use

Final Opinion


Publication date
12 March 2019
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)


WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, L. Bodin, Q. Chaudhry, P.J. Coenraads (Chairperson), M. Dusinska, J. Ezendam (Rapporteur), E. Gaffet, C. L. Galli, B. Granum, E. Panteri, V. Rogiers, Ch. Rousselle, M. Stepnik, T. Vanhaecke, S. Wijnhoven
SCCS external experts: A. Koutsodimou, A. Simonnard, W. Uter
Contact: SANTE-C2-SCCSatec [dot] europa [dot] eu (SANTE-C2-SCCS[at]ec[dot]europa[dot]eu)
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1603/18
Adopted on: 12 March 2019

Conclusion of the opinion:

1. In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider 2-methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine and its sulfate salt (A160) safe when used in oxidative eyelash colour products at maximum in-use concentration of 1.8 %?

Based on all data provided, the SCCS considers that 2-methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine and its sulfate salt (A160) are safe to be used in oxidative eyelash colour products at the proposed maximum in-use concentration of 1.8%.


SCCS, addendum, scientific opinion, hair dye, 2-methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine, A160, CAS 337906-36-2, Regulation 1223/2009, SCCS/1603/18

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Addendum to the Opinion SCCS/1491/12 on 2-methoxy-methyl-p-phenylenediamine) – A160 – Submission II, preliminary version of 21 December 2018, final version of 12 March 2019, SCCS/1603/18.