What to use to color cosmetic liquids besides standard dyes

What can you use to colir cosmetic liquids besides standard dyes?


  • Bill_TogeBill_Toge Member, Professional Chemist
    non-standard dyes
    UK based formulation chemist. Strongest subjects: hair styling, hair bleaches, hair dyes (oxidative and non-oxidative) I know some stuff about: EU regulations, emulsions (O/W and W/O), toothpaste, mouthwash, shampoos, other toiletries
  • I am interested in safe ingredients.
  • PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
    Actually, you are not allowed to use anything to color cosmetics that are not approved on the FDA list.  (There is a similar list for the EU).

    If it is not listed here (even if it comes right from nature) you can't put it in a cosmetic for the purpose of coloring the product. 
  • Thank you for the link.
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