Over 80 percent rinse-off hair masks contained allergens: watchdog

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Allergens discovered in additional than 80 percent of rinse-off hair masks, because the focus in a single mannequin exceeded the allowable restrict of the mainland and EU beauty rules by onefold, Consumer Council stated.The Consumer Council examined 50 rinse-off hair masks, that are comparatively well-liked or generally out there at numerous retail factors and shops. They have been priced from round HK$14 to HK$680 per bottle or jar. 42 fashions have been detected with perfume allergens, whereas 27 fashions have been detected with three or extra forms of allergens and eight have been even detected with six to 9 varieties. Five fashions have been detected with extremely allergenic preservatives methylchloroisothiazolinone (CMIT) or methylisothiazolinone (MIT), with one mannequin specifically amika, amounting to 0.00315 percent (31.5ppm), which was 1.1 instances larger than the higher restrict of the mainland and EU necessities. The related preservative was not indicated on the ingredient record.Meanwhile, 11 fashions contained fragrances at a comparatively excessive stage, and 4 have been even detected with EU- or Mainland-banned perfume substances.Among them, Opal was detected with a excessive efficiency pores and skin sensitizer, hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde (HICC), amounting to 0.009 percent. HICC, as probably the most complained-about perfume substances internationally, has been banned by the EU to be used in cosmetics, whereas the mainland’s Medical Products Administration has additionally listed it as a prohibited ingredient.In addition, three fashions, specifically KOSEJeL’aime, TSUBAKI and THANN have been detected with butylphenyl methylpropional (BMHCA), which is taken into account a longtime contact allergen, at concentrations between 0.0012 percent and 0.0047 percent. The EU has banned the native provide of cosmetics that contained BMHCA as of early this yr. Although the present laws in Hong Kong has not banned the usage of the 2 perfume substances above, the council opines that producers ought to cease utilizing the associated perfume substances to strengthen the safeguard of customers’ well being.In phrases of perfume allergenic substances detected in concentrations above 0.01 percent, CHRISTOPHEROBIN, ORIBE, johnmasters, OUAI, YUAN, JimmBENNY and JOSERISTINE have been all discovered to include three to 4 perfume allergenic substances.


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