Cyclohexylamine (CAS no. 108-91-8)

Definition:  Cyclohexylamine is a chemical compound used in the cosmetics industry. It is a clear, colorless liquid with a faint ammonia-like odor. This ingredient serves various purposes in cosmetics due to its chemical properties.

Other Names: Cyclohexylamine is also known by other names or synonyms, which include:

  • Aminocyclohexane
  • CHA
  • Hexahydroaniline
Skin Sensitivities: Cyclohexylamine is generally considered safe for use in cosmetics when formulated appropriately and within specified concentrations. However, it's essential to note that individuals with sensitive skin may be more susceptible to skin sensitivities or allergic reactions to certain cosmetic ingredients, including pH adjusters like Cyclohexylamine.

Risks and Bans: Effective January 1, 2027, Cyclohexylamine is among the intentionally added ingredients that have been banned in cosmetic products by regulatory authorities. This action is part of a broader effort to enhance the safety of cosmetic products, particularly for individuals with sensitive skin. Cosmetic manufacturers are required to reformulate their products to exclude Cyclohexylamine to comply with these regulations.

The banning of Cyclohexylamine underscores the commitment to ensuring that cosmetic products meet stringent safety standards and do not pose risks to consumers, especially those with sensitivities.

Please keep in mind that while Cyclohexylamine is banned from cosmetics starting in 2027, it's crucial for consumers with sensitive skin to remain vigilant and check product labels for potential allergens or irritants, as formulations may still contain other ingredients that could trigger skin reactions.

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