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 Listed for Use in Cosmetics (From the Code of Federal Regulations)
- Color Additives Permitted for Use in Cosmetics: Quick-Reference Table
- Color Additive Petitions: Information on the Color Additive Approval Process
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[ARCHIVED] FDA Response to CTFA Requests Regarding Harmonization of Ingredient Names (Color Additives, Denatured Alcohol, and Plant Extracts)[ARCHIVED]