Yellow 6 Lake


Colouring Agent/Pigment

No known benefits

Yellow 6 Lake description

Yellow 6 lake is a pigment that is FDA-approved for use in cosmetics and food products.

Yellow 6 Lake references

  • Regulatory Toxicology and Pharmacology, November 2019
  • Journal of AOAC INTERNATIONAL, July 2014, pages 1,039-1,047

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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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