All our Henna ingredients are Safe and Do Not contain any|
"Coal Tar" p-phenylenediamine
Brownish red is the only color of natural henna powder.
Black henna may contain the chemical PPD which can cause
harmful effects to the skin.
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Black Henna -
coloring made from a plant, is approved only for use as a hair dye,
not for direct application to the skin, as in the body-decorating
process known as mehndi. This unapproved use of a color additive
makes these products adulterated and therefore illegal. FDA
has received reports of injuries to the skin from products marketed
typically produces a brown, orange-brown, or reddish-brown tint,
other ingredients must be added to produce other colors, such as
those marketed as "black henna" and "blue henna." So-called "black
henna" may contain the "coal tar" color p-phenylenediamine, also
known as PPD. This ingredient may cause allergic reactions in some
individuals. The only legal use of PPD in cosmetics is as a hair
dye. It is not approved for direct application to the skin. Even
brown shades of products marketed as henna may contain other
ingredients intended to make them darker or make the stain last
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dermatitides caused by tattoos are not infrequent, and they are
usually due to the metal salts used in the preparation of the
pigments. We present the case of a 26-year-old woman who developed
pruriginous vesicular lesions on the back of her left hand
delineating the areas where a henna tattoo had been applied three
days earlier. The clinical course was uneventful after antihistamine
therapy. A contact allergologic study was carried out with
epicutaneous tests with the standard European panel, with the
hairdressing panel and with henna (1% and 10%). Positive results
were observed for para-phenylenediamine (pPD), p-amino
diphenylamine, paminophenol and O-nitro-p-phenylenediamine. The
tests with the two henna dilutions were negative. The stain PPD,
which is mixed with henna in order to shorten the time required for
skin impregnation, is a powerful sensitizing agent responsible for
most of the allergic contact dermatitides caused by hairdressers’
stains. Patients sensitized to pPD should be advised of the risks
involved in having a henna tattoo applied.
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|CBC MARKETPLACE: HEALTH » BLACK
Temporary tattoos could lead to permanent
They're making a comeback. Tattoos are decorating the bodies of
celebrities kids love to copy.
But many of them are drawn on — no painful needles etching permanent
markings on the body. The artists use ink they call "black henna."
They say it's from a plant.
A simple henna tattoo, A simple design takes about 30 seconds and
costs about $15. It's cheap and, the artists say, harmless.
|Health Canada is
advising Canadians that the use of the ingredient
para-phenylenediamine (PPD) in "black henna" temporary tattoo ink
and paste is unsafe. Allergic reactions to PPD include red skin
rashes, contact dermatitis, itching, blisters, open sores, scarring
and other potentially harmful effects. Allergic reactions to PPD may
also lead to sensitivity to other products such as hair dye, sun
block and some types of black clothing.
PPD is an acceptable ingredient in hair dye that, when used
correctly, do not come into contact with skin for prolonged periods
of time. The use of PPD in cosmetics applied to the skin for
prolonged periods of time poses a risk to the health and safety of
the user. As such, "black henna" temporary tattoo ink and paste
containing PPD is not considered safe.
Read more Canada Bans PPD use for temporary tattoo's
extract of the plant lawsonia, has been used for centuries in
many cultures, mainly as a dye for hair and nails as well as for
decorative body painting. Reports of allergic reactions to henna
are very rare and include case reports of contact dermatitis and
immediate-type reactions to henna.
Recently a new
trend has emerged in Western countries, the application of
temporary tattoos with henna paste (mebndis). The tattoos are
applied with fine brushes or syringes, often by street venders,
and last two to three weeks before fading.
In the past two years there have been a few brief reports of
single cases with allergic reactions to temporary tattoos of
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Earlier this month,
two teenage girls claimed their faces swelled up just days after
using semi-permanent colouring. A few weeks before, a 17-year-old
collapsed and died 20 minutes after she dyed her hair, according to
U.K. media reports.
In the latest
incident, another British woman has been given just an eight per
cent chance of survival after she collapsed minutes after applying a
home hair dye kit.
According to the
Daily Mail, doctors say that even if Julie McCabe survives, the
38-year-old mother of two will almost certainly suffer permanent
that the link between the dye and the illness has not been proven,
L’Oreal has responded by saying the company was “concerned to hear
about this serious situation.”