Manganese Violet


Colouring Agent/Pigment

No known benefits

Manganese Violet description

Colouring agent/additive permanently listed in 1976 by the FDA as safe for use in cosmetics products, including those for use around the eye.

Manganese Violet references

  • U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Color Additive Status List. [Internet]. 2016

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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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