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Dihydroxyacetone - DHA (1,3-Dihydroxy-2-propanone) CAS No. 96-26-4

Final Opinion

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Publication date
4 March 2020
Author
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Description

WG on Cosmetic Ingredients
SCCS members: U. Bernauer, L. Bodin, Q. Chaudhry, P.J. Coenraads (Chairperson), M. Dusinska, J. Ezendam, E. Gaffet, C. L. Galli, B. Granum (Rapporteur), E. Panteri, V. Rogiers, Ch. Rousselle, M. Stepnik, T. Vanhaecke, S. Wijnhoven
SCCS external experts: A. Koutsodimou, A. Simonnard, W. Uter
Contact:SANTE-C2-SCCS@ec.europa.eu
On request from: European Commission
SCCS Number: SCCS/1612/19
Adopted on: 03-04 March 2020

Conclusion of the opinion:

In light of the data provided, does the SCCS consider Dihydroxyacetone safe when used as hair colouring ingredient in leave-on applications up to a maximum concentration of 6.25 %?

On the basis of data provided, the SCCS considers Dihydroxyacetone safe when used as hair colouring ingredient in leave-on applications (non-oxidative) up to a maximum concentration of 6.25%.

Does the SCCS have any further scientific concerns with regard to the use of Dihydroxyacetone in cosmetic products?

The use of Dihydroxyacetone as hair colouring ingredient in leave-on applications (nonoxidative) up to a maximum concentration of 6.25% together with the use of self-tanning lotion and face cream containing up to a maximum concentration of 10% Dihydroxyacetone is considered safe

Keywords:

SCCS, scientific opinion, preservative, Dihydroxyacetone (DHA), 1,3-Dihydroxy-2-propanone, CAS 96-26-4, EC 202-494-5, Regulation 1223/2009

Opinion to be cited as:

SCCS (Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety), Opinion on Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) CAS N° 96-26-4, preliminary version of 30-31 October 2019, final version of 03-04 March 2020, SCCS/1612/19.

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