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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.

Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

Coming clean: how to respond to product claims scrutiny

By Caroline Cardoso

Regulatory authorities are taking seriously certain claims about cosmetics products, and companies must ensure compliance while also remaining competitive, says Caroline Cardoso, head of cosmetics at ProductLife Group.

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