- This ingredient’s score is higher if used in products intended for use on lips due to increased risk of ingestion and absorption.
- Products with the EWG VERIFIED mark have met use restrictions and warnings based on EWG review of company data.
Other ConcernsUse restrictions (high) and Multiple, additive exposure sources (low)
Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation
Ultramarine (CI 77007 colorant) is a mineral-derived blue pigment composed of sodium, aluminum, silicate and sulfate; may be produced synthetically.
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LOWAllergies & Immunotoxicity
LOWDevelopmental and Reproductive Toxicity
- DATA SOURCES
Products with this Ingredient
|daily use with SPF
|hair color and bleaching
|serums & essences
|hair removal waxes
|hair styling aide
|body firming lotion
|liquid hand soap
|Violation of government restrictions - Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions - any
|Open scientific literature
Multiple, additive exposure sources
|Used in food or as an additive with limited or no toxicity information available
|FDA Everything Added to Food
|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 - Exempt from Batch Certification by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration
|CTFA International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook
|65 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemical
- Open scientific/peer reviewed literature
- 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. Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition. Color Additive Status List. September 2006.
- CTFA (Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association). 2006. International Cosmetic Ingredient Dictionary and Handbook, 11th Edition. Color Additive Information. Washington, DC.
- NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.
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