SYNONYMSCARAMEL COLOR, CARAMEL, CARAMEL COLOR, and NATURAL BROWN 10
Caramel is a concentrated sugary material obtained from heating sucrose or glucose solutions.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|sunless tanning||53 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||16 products|
|facial cleanser||15 products|
|hair styling aide||15 products|
|body firming lotion||14 products|
|styling gel/lotion||14 products|
|body wash/cleanser||14 products|
|hair treatment/serum||13 products|
|brow liner||12 products|
|serums & essences||12 products|
|recreational sunscreen||8 products|
|around-eye cream||7 products|
|daily use with SPF||7 products|
|liquid hand soap||6 products|
|bar soap||6 products|
|beard care||6 products|
|lip balm||5 products|
|baby shampoo||4 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||4 products|
|lip gloss||3 products|
|baby soap||2 products|
|tanning oil||2 products|
|beard oil||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|makeup primer||2 products|
|hand cream||2 products|
|foot moisturizer||2 products|
|shaving cream||1 products|
|styling mousse/foam||1 products|
|cuticle treatment||1 products|
|after shave||1 products|
|bubble bath||1 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|body oil||1 products|
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Everything Added to Food|
|Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in food||FDA Food Additive Status|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmful||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Classified as a low human health priority||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration||CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color additive approved by FDA for use in cosmetics||FDA Color Additive Status|
|317 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Food Additive Status List. Downloaded from http://www.cfsan.fda.gov/%7Edms/opa-appa.html, Oct 16, 2006.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
Cosmetics and personal care products are not required to be tested for safety before being allowed on the market. The Skin Deep® scoring system was designed to help the public understand whether a product is safe to use or whether it contains ingredients of concern.
Every product and ingredient in Skin Deep gets a two-part score – one for hazard and one for data availability. The safest products score well by both measures, with a low hazard rating and a fair or better data availability rating.HOW WE DETERMINE SCORES
The Skin Deep ingredient hazard score, from 1 to 10, reflects known and suspected hazards linked to the ingredients. The EWG VERIFIED™ mark means a product meets EWG’s strictest criteria for transparency and health.
The Skin Deep data availability rating reflects the number of scientific studies about the product or ingredient in the published scientific literature.