CI 15850 (D&C Red No. 6 or 7) Aluminum Lake
Cancer: Ingredients linked to cancer in government, industry or academic studies or assessments.
Developmental & Reproductive Toxicity
Developmental and reproductive toxicity: Ingredients linked to developmental and reproductive toxicity, a broad class of health effects that range from infertility and reproductive organ cancers to birth defects and developmental delays in children.
Allergies & Immunotoxicity
Allergies and immunotoxicity: Ingredients linked to harm to the immune system, a class of health problems that manifest as allergic reactions or an impaired capacity to fight disease and repair damaged tissue in the body.
Products with this Ingredient
|lip gloss||319 products|
|nail polish||297 products|
|lip liner||217 products|
|lip balm||197 products|
|eye shadow||77 products|
|lip plumper||35 products|
|facial powder||30 products|
|lip balm with SPF||24 products|
|nail treatment||12 products|
|makeup primer||12 products|
|hair color and bleaching||8 products|
|body wash/cleanser||4 products|
|eye liner||3 products|
|bath oil/salts/soak||2 products|
|fragrance for men||2 products|
|beach & sport sunscreen||2 products|
|fragrance for women||2 products|
|makeup remover||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||Klaassen, C, M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull|
|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|
|Studies assessing carcinogenicity of this substance have been inadequate.||Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) 2012. Opinion on Pigment Red 57, COLIPA nÂ° C181. Oct-12 http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf.|
Irritation (skin, eyes, or lungs)
|Caused mild skin irritation in animal tests.||Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) 2012. Opinion on Pigment Red 57, COLIPA nÂ° C181. Oct-12 http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf.|
|May cause or exacerbate dermatitis.||Gabsik Yang, Hye Eun Lee, Kyung-Min Lim, Yong-Kyu Choi, Kyu-Bong Kim, Byung-Mu Lee & Joo Young Lee 2018. Potentiation of skin TSLP production by a cosmetic colorant leads to aggravation of dermatitis symptoms. Chemico-biological interactions 284, 41-47.|
|Considered safe based on assumption of low absorption||Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) 2012. Opinion on Pigment Red 57, COLIPA nÂ° C181. Oct-12 http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/docs/sccs_o_112.pdf.|
|The European SCCS recommends that the safety of Pigment Red 57 should be assessed for hair dyes and other uses.|
|0 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical||NLM PubMed|
|Not suspected to be an environmental toxin||Environment Canada Domestic Substance List|
|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|
|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|
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.
- Klaassen, C, M. Amdur and J. Doull (eds.). Casarett and Doull
- EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
- Gabsik Yang, Hye Eun Lee, Kyung-Min Lim, Yong-Kyu Choi, Kyu-Bong Kim, Byung-Mu Lee & Joo Young Lee 2018. Potentiation of skin TSLP production by a cosmetic colorant leads to aggravation of dermatitis symptoms. Chemico-biological interactions 284, 41-47.
- 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.
- 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 the EWG VERIFIED mark have met the program’s impurity and use restrictions based on EWG's review of the company's data.
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