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Lyral® banned this month

Hydroxyisohexyl 3-Cyclohexene Carboxaldehyde (HICC) – Lyral® fragrance ingredient banned 23 August 2019. INCI: 3- and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl) cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde CAS: 31906-04-4 / 51414-25-6 Also: HICC – Lyral – Hydroxymethylpentylcyclohexenecarboxaldehyde – Kovanol – Mugonal – Landolal From August 23, 2019, only cosmetic products

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Common hair dye 2-Chloro-p-phenylenediamine, its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts banned

The chemical 2-Chloro-p-Phenylenediamine will be prohibited in the EU, along with its sulphate and dihydrochloride salts, in all hair, eyebrow and eyelash dye products, as of 22 November this year. The chemical has now been added to the list of

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EU finds teeth whitening product ingredients ‘non-compliant’

The regulatory study found some products contained carcinogens and toxic ingredients. Nearly 300 samples of tooth whitening products have been found to be non-compliant with European Union cosmetic regulations. The tooth whiteners and whitening strips were assessed in a Market

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Henkel has recalled some of its EU vegan product range NAE due to the presence of microorganisms

Henkel has recalled some of its vegan product range NAE due to the presence of microorganisms in the formulations. The products are on the market in France, Finland, Denmark and Sweden. Henkel has detected the presence of microorganisms above the

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Johnson & Johnson to pay $4.7bn damages in talc cancer case

Johnson & Johnson has been ordered to pay $4.7bn (£3.6bn) in damages to 22 women who alleged that its talc products caused them to develop ovarian cancer. A jury in the US state of Missouri initially awarded $550m in compensation

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Hydroquinone – man jailed for selling skin products containing banned ingredient

Man ‘first to be jailed’ for selling skin lightening products A South London shopkeeper has been sentenced to 20 months in prison for selling skin products containing banned ingredient hydroquinone. Mohammed Iqbal Bharodawala, 45, from East Ham, admitted nine charges

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Black ‘henna’ PPD tattoos cause severe chemical burns

Black henna contains high levels of a chemical called paraphenylenediamine (PPD).  PPD is the stuff found in some hair dyes, but it is in much higher concentrations in black henna. PPD is allowed for restricted use in hair dye, but

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