CTPA hits back at 'unsafe' fake tan claims

By Michelle Yeomans

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The Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association has reiterated the safety of fake tans despite recent news reports questioning their key ingredient, DHA. Here, Cosmetics Design brings you up to date on the latest news, reaction and information around the matter.

It's been less than a year since CTPA rubbished media reports that using self-tanning sprays may not be safe. Even then it had been the second time the body had spoken out against sensationalized claims that “spray tans can give you cancer”.

The ingredient behind all the furor, dihydroxyacetone or 'DHA', one of the most commonly used self-tanning ingredients was reported by US scientists that it had potential risks when inhaled and absorbed into the bloodstream triggering asthma, lung cancer, and emphysema.

However, CTPA stepped up to remind consumers that the SCCS has looked into the chemical and ruled it safe to use under its current concentrations.

See how the study is now making a second set of rounds...

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