Blue 1


Colouring Agent/Pigment

No known benefits

Blue 1 at a glance

  • Synthetic pigment used to add colour to makeup, food products, and skin care
  • Ruled safe in its current use

Blue 1 description

Blue 1 is a synthetic pigment used to add colour to makeup, as well as skin care and food products. It is water-soluble. The United States Food and Drug Administration has ruled Blue 1 safe in its current use.

Blue 1 references


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Ingredient ratings


Proven and supported by independent studies. Outstanding active ingredient for most skin types or concerns.


Necessary to improve a formula's texture, stability, or penetration.


Generally non-irritating but may have aesthetic, stability, or other issues that limit its usefulness.


There is a likelihood of irritation. Risk increases when combined with other problematic ingredients.


May cause irritation, inflammation, dryness, etc. May offer benefit in some capability but overall, proven to do more harm than good.


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Not rated

We have not yet rated this ingredient because we have not had a chance to review the research on it.