Ci 15850 (D&C Red No. 6 Or 7) Aluminum Lake
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products that are inhalable (e.g., sprays, powders) because of respiratory concerns.
- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use around the eyes due to increased risk of absorption.
- Products with this ingredient are allowed for use in EWG VERIFIED but must meet use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (low), Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs) (low), and Contamination concerns (high)
SYNONYMSCI 15850 (D&C RED NO. 6 OR 7) ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 AL LAKE, D&C RED 6 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 BA LAKE, D&C RED 6 BARIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 LAKE, D&C RED 6 POTASSIUM LAKE, D&C RED 6 STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 AL LAKE, D&C RED 7 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 BA LAKE, D&C RED 7 CA LAKE, D&C RED 7 CALCIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED 7 LAKE, D&C RED 7 ZR LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 AL LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BA LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 BARIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 POTASSIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 6 STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 AL LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 ALUMINUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 BA LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 BARIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CA LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 CALCIUM/STRONTIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 ZIRCONIUM LAKE, D&C RED NO. 7 ZR LAKE, DC RED #6-POTASSIUM/ALUMINUM LAKE, RED 6LAKE, and RED 7LAKE
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
In industrial production of colorants, the term 'lake' is applied to pigments or dyes that are precipitated with metal salts such as aluminum, calcium, barium, or others. Most lake pigments are synthetically produced from coal tar or petroleum.
See how this product scores for common concerns.
LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||834 products|
|nail polish||578 products|
|lip balm||427 products|
|lip liner||375 products|
|eye shadow||113 products|
|lip plumper||58 products|
|lip balm with SPF||50 products|
|body oil||30 products|
|facial powder||28 products|
|setting powder/spray||16 products|
|makeup primer||8 products|
|nail glue||6 products|
|eye liner||4 products|
|body wash/cleanser||3 products|
|recreational sunscreen||2 products|
|hair color and bleaching||2 products|
|facial moisturizer/treatment||2 products|
|nail treatment||1 products|
|oil controller||1 products|
|bar soap||1 products|
|brow liner||1 products|
|body powder||1 products|
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - Color additive not approved by FDA for cosmetics used around eyes||FDA Color Additive Status|
|Determined safe for use in cosmetics, subject to concentration or use limitations - any||FDA Color Additive Status|
Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)
|Limited evidence of any toxicity||Scorecard.org Toxicity Information|
|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|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|One or more animal studies show any irritation at moderate doses||Open scientific literature|
|Cancer - weight of evidence unknown/unassessed||Open scientific literature|
|Associated with immunotoxicity or allergies||Open scientific literature|
|Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption||Open scientific literature|
|Insufficient data to determine safety||Open scientific literature|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Industry or government recommendations for safe use: restrictions on concentration, impurities, product types, or manufacturing methods - Color Additives Lakes - Batch Certified 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|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
Persistence and bioaccumulation
|Not suspected to be bioaccumulative||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
- FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) 2006. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- ED (Environmental Defense). 2006. Scorecard _ The Pollution Information Site. http://www.scorecard.org.
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
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