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FD&C and D&C Dyes and Aluminum Lakes

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FDA-Approved Dyes and Lakes for Cosmetic Applications

FD&C (Food, Drugs and Cosmetics) and D&C (Drugs & Cosmetics) dyes and lakes, also known as artificial colors or certified colors, can be used in a wide range of combinations to produce nearly any color imaginable for cosmetic products. FD&C and D&C dyes and lakes from IFC Solutions meet all the FDA’s stringent colorant standards for cosmetics and can be custom blended to meet your specifications.

FD&C and D&C Dyes

All FD&C and D&C dyes from IFC solutions are available in powder form and, with the exception of FD&C Blue 2, they are also available in non-dusting granular form. Each of the below FD&C and D&C dyes is water soluble and shares the same E# as the corresponding FD&C and D&C aluminum lake. Every batch of FD&C and D&C dye is sent to the FDA for verification that it meets strict government specifications.

Product Color Index Number Color Index Name
FD&C Blue No. 1 42090 Brilliant Blue FCF
D&C Green No. 5 61570 Acid Green 5
D&C Green No. 6 61565 Solvent Green 3
D&C Green No. 8 59040 Solvent Green 7
D&C Orange No. 4 15510 Acid Orange 7
D&C Orange No. 5 45370:1 Acid Orange 11
FD&C Red No. 4 14700 Disodium Salt
D&C Red No. 17 26100 Sudan III
D&C Red No. 21 45380:2 Solvent Red 43
D&C Red No. 22 45380 Acid Red 87
D&C Red No. 27 45410:1 Solvent Red 48
D&C Red No. 28 45410 Acid Red 92
D&C Red No. 33 17200 Acid Red 33
FD&C Red No. 40 16035 Allura Red
Ext. D&C Violet No. 2 60730
FD&C Yellow No. 5 19140 Tartrazine
FD&C Yellow No. 6 15985 Sunset Yellow
D&C Yellow No. 10 47005  Acid Yellow 3
D&C Yellow No. 11 47000 Solvent Yellow 33

IMPORTANT: At this time, FD&C Red 3 and FD&C Blue 2 are not approved for cosmetic use.

FD&C and D&C Aluminum Lakes

Made from FD&C and D&C dyes, all FD&C and D&C aluminum lakes from IFC Solutions are water and oil insoluble. They are also oil dispersible, meaning they’re often used to color fat-based solutions. The only exception to this is D&C Violet No. 2 Dye which is naturally oil dispersible.

As with FD&C and D&C dyes, every batch of FD&C and D&C aluminum lakes is sent to the FDA for approval and supplied with a unique certification number to verify quality.

Product Color Index Number Color Index Name
D&C Red No. 6 Barium Lake 15850:2 Pigment Red 57
D&C Red No. 7 Calcium Lake 15850:1 Pigment Red 57:1
D&C Red No. 27 Aluminum Lake 45410:2 Solvent Red 48:2
D&C Red No. 28 Aluminum Lake 45410:2 Pigment Red 174
D&C Red No. 30 Talc Lake 73360:1 Vat Red 1
D&C Red No. 33 Aluminum Lake 17200 Acid Red 33
D&C Violet No. 2 60730 Acid Violet 43
D&C Yellow No. 10 Aluminum Lake 47005:1 Pigment Yellow 115

IMPORTANT: At this time, FD&C Blue 1 and FD&C Blue 2 aluminum lakes are not approved for cosmetic use.

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