Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Can silver be used as a colour in cosmetic products in the USA?

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  • Can silver be used as a colour in cosmetic products in the USA?

    Posted by Herbnerd on July 26, 2022 at 9:19 pm

    I’m struggling to find relevant information regarding the use of silver on mica?

    Where would I find the use of colours in Cosmetics?

    Sorry, not USA based - and not familiar with US regulations

    Herbnerd replied 1 year, 10 months ago 2 Members · 2 Replies
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  • OldPerry

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    July 27, 2022 at 12:02 pm

    Yes, it can be used but only in nail products.  The FDA only allows specific ingredients to be used as color additives. If your intent when using an ingredient is to color your formula, it must be listed on the official, approved list. Silver is only approved for nail products.

  • Herbnerd

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    July 27, 2022 at 4:45 pm

    @Perry Thank you so much; and for linking to the relevant regulations. Still trying to get a handle on the US Regs - and this is appreciated too.

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