Health Concerns of the Ingredient:
Allergies & immunotoxicity
About BASIC BROWN 16: Basic Brown 16 is a monoazo color.
This ingredient may be derived from animals. From PETA's Caring Consumer: Pigments from animal, plant, and synthetic sources used to color foods, cosmetics, and other products. Cochineal is from insects. Widely used FD&C and D&C colors are coaltar (bituminous coal) derivati ... read more
Function(s): Hair Colorant; HAIR DYEING
Synoym(s): 8- (4'-AMINOPHENYLAZO) -7-HYDROXY-2-NAPHTHYLTRIMETHYLAMMONIUM CHLORIDE; CI 12250
|Cancer - limited evidence||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - ||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.|
|NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov. |
Products Containing the Ingredient
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