The documents listed below provide information on using color additives in cosmetics, in compliance with regulatory requirements.
Safety, Regulatory and Guidance Resources
- Color Additives and Cosmetics
- Consumer Update: How Safe Are Color Additives?
Color Additives Permitted for Use in Cosmetics Color Additives Listed for Use in Cosmetics (From the Code of Federal Regulations) Import Alerts Related to Cosmetics Warning Letters Cite Cosmetics as Adulterated Due to Violative Use of Canthaxanthin Untitled Letter to BASF Regarding Mica-Based Pearlescent Pigments Listing of Color Additives Exempt From Certification; Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Labeling: Cochineal Extract and Carmine Declaration, Final Rule, January 5, 2009 Guidance for Industry: Cochineal Extract and Carmine: Declaration by Name on the Label of All Foods and Cosmetic Products That Contain These Color Additives; Small Entity Compliance Guide FDA Response to CTFA Request Regarding the Use of Abbreviated Labeling for Declaring Certified Color Additives in Cosmetics FDA Response to CTFA Requests Regarding Harmonization of Ingredient Names (Color Additives, Denatured Alcohol, and Plant Extracts)
Information on Some Cosmetics That Contain Color Additives
Eye Cosmetic Safety Fact Sheet on Hair Products Lead Acetate in "Progressive" Hair Dye Products Lipstick and Lead: Questions and Answers Novelty Makeup Sunless Tanners & Bronzers Safety & Regulatory Information Tanning Pills Safety & Regulatory Information Tattoos & Permanent Makeup Temporary Tattoos, Henna/Mehndi, and "Black Henna"