Ext. D&C


Colouring Agent/Pigment

No known benefits

Ext. D&C description

Type of colouring agent. According to the FDA’s website (www.fda.gov), when” Ext. D&C” is followed by a colour, it means that the colour is certified as safe for use only in drugs and cosmetics meant for external use, but not around the eyes or mouth. These types of colouring agents is not safe for foods.

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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