D&C Colors


Colouring Agent/Pigment

No known benefits

D&C Colors description

General term for a wide group of colour additives that are approved for use in drugs and cosmetics but not in foods (foods may only be colored with FD&C-approved dyes). Many red dyes fall into this category due to concern about oral consumption.

Peer-reviewed, substantiated scientific research is used to assess ingredients in this dictionary. Regulations regarding constraints, permitted concentration levels and availability vary by country and region.

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