CI 26100 (Sudan III)
Risks to the environment : Proven aquatic ecotoxicity, bioaccumulative substance, persistent substance.
INCI name: CI 26100 (Sudan III).
Where to find it / them? : Hair oils, nail polish removers, moisturizing oils for the body and face, nail polish, sun sprays.
Function: Cosmetic dye.
Risks to health: Suspected carcinogen (release of 4-aminoazobenzene classified in group 2B by IARC and considered by ECHA as a proven carcinogen).
More information : Red color. Should not be used in products intended for mucous membranes (lipstick for example). Comedogenicity index : 3.
Concentration allowed by European regulations : Purity criteria: aniline ≤ 0.2%; 2-naphthol ≤ 0.2%; 4-aminoazobenzene ≤ 0.1%; 1-(phenylazo)-2-naphthol ≤ 3%; 1-[2-(phenylazo)phenylazo]-2-napthalenol ≤ 2%.