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Monday, 17 August 2015

Using Color in Cosmetics

Recently I've been asked about what to use for coloring soap and cosmetics. Here is a simple way to understand the lingo of colorant application...

Colorant: Extensively used in cosmetic preparations most notably the food colors. FD&C means it can be used in food, drug or cosmetic applications. D&C before a color means it can only be used as a drug or cosmetic colorant. Avoid the use of toxic colorants not associated with the food and drug notation. I prefer to use natural ingredients such as cinnamon, coffee, turmeric and other spices as a colorant. Some clays and even chlorophyll are also used as colorant in my soap and cosmetic preparations.

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