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Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) can be used as a leave-on hair colouring ingredient or in self-tanning lotions and creams (Getty Images)

SCCS publishes final opinion on dihydroxyacetone safety

By Kacey Culliney

The European Commission’s Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety (SCCS) has published its final opinion on the safety of dihydroxyacetone (DHA) in hair colouring and cosmetic products, ruling it safe at specific concentrations.

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