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Ammonium Thioglycolate Solution 70%

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    Merck KGaA

  • INCI Name:

    Ammonium Thioglycolate

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Ammonium Thioglycolate Solution 70% is an ammonium thioglycolate solution containing about 60% thioglycolic acid. According to the EEC Cosmetic Directive 76/768 the use level of thioglycolic acid is restricted in hair waving or straightening products to a maximum of 8 % for ready use and general use. The maximum usage of thioglycolic acid is 11 % for professional use. In depilatories the maximum use is 5 % for ready use and in other hair care products which are removed after application the maximum usage is to 2 %. Ammonium Thioglycolate Solution 70% is for use in waving products and hair straighteners.

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CAS Name (Number)  Compliance Status
Acetic acid, mercapto-, monoammonium salt (5421-46-5)

Retailer Compliance

CAS Name (Number) Compliance Status
Acetic acid, mercapto-, monoammonium salt (5421-46-5) ####


Merck KGaA is a major developer and manufacturer of Personal Care and Cosmetics ingredients. Its Colorona® cosmetic pigment powders, composed of iron or titanium oxide-coated micas, are available in a variety of lustrous colors. Merck KGaA’s Eusolex® UV-Pearls® encapsulated UV filters deliver superior sun protection with reduced dermal uptake, minimal allergy potential, and no irritation.

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