Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
About 2-METHYL-5-HYDROXYETHYLAMINOPHENOL: 2-Methyl-5-Hydroxyethylaminophenol is a substituted aromatic amine.
Function(s): Hair Colorant; HAIR DYEING
Synoym(s): 5- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -2-METHYL- PHENOL; 5- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -2-METHYLPHENOL; 5- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -O-CRESOL; PHENOL, 5- [ (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO] -2-METHYL-; 1-METHYL-2-HYDROXY-4- (BETA-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINOBENZENE; 2-HYDROXY-4- (BETA-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINOTOLUENE; 5- ( (2-HYDROXYETHYL) AMINO) -2-METHYLPHENOL; 6-METHYL-3-BETA-HYDROXYETHYLAMINOPHENOL
|Human skin toxicant or allergen - strong evidence|
|Restricted in cosmetics (recommendations or requirements) - use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - ||CosIng|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - ||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Cancer - limited evidence||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.|
|European Commission. 2013. Cosing, the European Commission database with information on cosmetic substances and ingredients. Accessed on March 1, 2013 at http://ec.europa.eu/consumers/cosmetics/cosing/ .|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
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