Though Herbatint contains no ammonia, resorcinol and parabens and far less Hydrogen Peroxide and PPDs than conventional hair dye products, it is imperative to perform a skin test prior to every use to test for sensitivity to any product ingredients: man-made or natural. Read more here.
Recently, 60 Million Consumers, the French consumer independent testing organisation, bench-tested 18 well-known international hair colouring brands. Each product was evaluated for: potential irritation, sensitisation, mutagenic risks, and carcinogenic and reproductive toxins using the standards of the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) of the European Union (EU). Of the 18 tested, Herbatint was recommended for the safest formulation. Herbatint contains very few potentially sensitising substances and in 2014 its formula was dermatologically tested on sensitive skin through a laboratory referenced by Cosmetica Italia, the main Italian regulatory organisation for cosmetics (www.cosmeticaitalia.it). Of the 160 tests carried out, the full Herbatint colour range showed a good to very good (top of the scale) skin compatibility in subjects with reactive skin. The Herbatint haircare line was also tested, resulting to be fully suitable for sensitive skin.
Who tested the products?
According to the patch test protocol signed with the investigating centre, the subjects of this study needed to have an orthoergic skin reactivity (sensitive skin). An orthoergic reaction is a reaction of the nervous system that results in red patches or mild edema and lasts from a few hours to 48 hours after exposure to aggressive substances. The subjects of this study, aged from 19 to 64 years and of which 68% female, were selected for having a predisposition to orthoergic reactions (reactive skin). For almost 40% of them the skin reactions previously suffered were related to the use of some cosmetic products.
Herbatint was also highly rated for achieving a long lasting natural colour result.
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