List of approved dyes, colors and pigments in Cosmetics and Soaps

Last updated on March 8th, 2018 at 11:50 am

Cosmetics and Soaps contains dyes, colours and pigments. For manufacturing of cosmetics and soaps, only approved colors could be used. Colors that are not approved by Bureau of Indian Standard and Schedule Q, can’t be used in manufacturing process of cosmetics and soaps.
Synthetic Organic Colours and Natural Organic Colours Used in the Cosmetics that are permitted for use shall not contain more than:
  • 2 parts per million of Arsenic calculated as Arsenic Trioxide.
  • 20 parts per million of lead calculated as lead.
  • 100 parts per million of Heavy Metals other than lead calculated as the total of the respective metals.
Guinea Green BChemical Name: Monosodium salt of 4-(N-ethyl-p-sulfobenzylamino)–diphenylmethylone-(1-(N-ethyl-N-p-sulfoniumbenzyl) 2,5-cyclohexadienimine).

Light Green SF YellowishChemical Name: Disodium salt of 4-[4-(N-ethyl-p-sulfobenzylamine)-phenyl)-4-sulphoniumphenyl) methylene]-2(-(N-ethyl-N-sulfobenzyl) 2,5-Cyclohexadienimine.

TartrazineChemical Name: Trisodium salt of 3-carboxy-5-hydroxy-1-p-sulfophenyl-4-p-sulfophenylazo-pyrazole.

Sunset yellow FCFChemical Name: Disodium salt of 1-p-sulfophenylazo-2- naphthol-6-sulfonic acid.

Ponceau 3RChemical Name: Disodium salts of a mixture of 1-alkyl- phenylazo-2-napthol 3, 6-disulfonic acids.

AmarnathChemical Name: Trisodium salt of 1-(4-sulfo-1- napthylazo) 2-naphthol 3, 6-disulfonic acid.

ErythrosineChemical Name: Disodium salt of 9-0-carboxyphenyl-6- hydroxy 2,4,5, 7-tetraiodo-3- isoxanthone.

Ponceau SXChemical Name: Disodium salt of 2-(5 sulfo-2, 4-xylyl- azo)-1-naphthol-4-sulfonic acid.

Brilliant Blue FCFChemical Name: Disodium salt of 4-(9-4-(N-ethyl-p-sulfobenzylamino)-phenyl)-2-sulfonium phenyl)- methylene)-(1-(N-ethyl-N-p-sulfobenzyl)- Δ 2, 5-cyclohexadienimine).

IndigocarmineChemical Name: Disodium salt of 5,5’-indigotindisulfonic acid.

Wool Violet 5 BN (Acid- violet 6B)Chemical Name: Monosodium salt of 4-(N-ethyl-p-sulfobenzylamino)-phenyl)-(4-(N-ethyl-p-(sulfonium-benzylamine)-phenyl) methylene)-(N, N-dimethyl-Δ 2,5-cyclohexadienimine)

Light Green SF YellowishChemical Name: Calcium salt of 4-(4-(N-ethyl-p-sulfobenzylamino)-phenyl) (4-sulfonium-phenyl)methylene), (1-(N-ethyl-N-p-sulfobenzyl)-Δ 2,5-cyclohexadienimine).

Alizarin Cyanine Green FChemical Name: Disodium salt of 1,4-bis (O-sulfo-p-toluino) anthraquinone

Quinazarine Green SSChemical Name: 1,4-bis-(p-Toluino)-anthraquinone

Fast Green FCFChemical Name: Disodium salt of 4-(4-(ethyl-p-sulfobenzylamino)-phenyl) (4-hydroxy-2 sulphoniumphenyl) methylene)-(1-N-ethyl-N-p-sulfobenzyl) Δ 2, 5, cyclohexadienimine).

Acid Fast GreenChemical Name: Monosodium salt of 4-(4-N-ethyl-p-sulfobenzylomino) phenyl)-(o-chlorophenyl)-methylene)- 1-(N-ethyl-N- p-sulfonium-benzyl- Δ 2,5, cyclohexadienimine).

Pyranine ConcentratedChemical Name: Trisodium salt of 10-hydroxy-,3,5,8-pyrene-trisulfonic acid.

Quinoline Yellow WSChemical Name: Disodium salt of disulfonic acid of 2-(2-Quinolyl)-1, 3-indandione.

Quinoline Yellow SSChemical Name; 2-(2-quinolyl)-1, 3 indandiene.

Poneceau 2 RChemical Name: Disodium salt of 1-xylylazo-2-naphthol-3, 6-disulfonic acid.

Lithol Rubin B.Monosodium salt of 4-(o-sulfo-p-tolylazo)3 hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid.

Lithol Rubin BCAChemical Name: Calcium salt of 4-(o-sulfo-p-tolylazo)-3-hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid

Lake Red D.Chemical Name: Monosodium salt of 1-0-carboxyphenylazo-2-naphthol.

Lake Red DBAChemical Name: Barium salt of 1-o-carboxyphenylazo-2-naphthol.

Lake Red DCAChemical Name: Calcium salt of 1-o-carboxyphenylazo-2-naphthol.

Toney RedChemical Name: I-p-phenylazophenylazo-2-naphthol.

Oil Red OS
Chemical Name: I-Xylylazoxylylazo-2-napththol

TetrabromofluoresceinChemical Name: 2,4,5,7-Tetrabromo-3, 6-flurandiol.

Eosin TSChemical Name: Disodium salt of 2,4,5,7-tetrabromo-9-0 carboxyphenyl-6-hyroxy-3-isoxanthone.

Eosin YSK
Chemical Name: Dipotassium salt of 2,4,5,7-tetrabromo-9-0 carboxyphenyl-6-hyroxy-3-isoxanthone

Tetrachlorofluorescein NA
Chemical Name: 2,4,5,7- tetrachloro-S, 6-Fluorandiol

Tetrachlorofluorescein K
Chemical Name: Disodium salt of 9-0-carboxyphenyl-2,4,5,7-tetrachloro-6-hydroxy-3-isoxanthone.

Tetrachloro Tetrabromofluorescein
Chemical Name: 2,4,5,7-Tetrabromo-12,13,14,15-tetrachloro-3, 6-fluorandiol.

Phloxine B
Chemical Name: Disodium salt of 2,4,5,7-tetrabromo-9 (3,4,5,6-tetra chloro-o-carboxyphenyl)-6-hydroxy-3-isoxanthone

Bluish Orange T.R.
Chemical Name: 1,4,5,8, 15-Pentabromo-2, 7-dicarboxy-3, 6-fluoran diol.

Helindone Pink CN.
Chemical Name: 5, 5-Dichloro-3, 3’ dimethyl-thioindigo

Deep Maroon (Fanchon Maroon)
Chemical Name: Calcium salt of 4-(I-sulfo-2-naphthylazo 3- hydroxy-2-naphthoic acid.

Toluidine Red
Chemical Name: 1-(o-Nitro-p-tolylazo)-2-naphthol.

Flaming Red
Chemical Name: I- (o-Chloro-p-nitrophenylazo)-2-naphthol

Deep Red (Maroon)
Chemical Name: 3-Hydroxy-N- (m-nitrophenyl)-4-(o-nitro-p-tolylazo)-2-naphthamide.

Alba Red
Chemical Name: o-(p,β,β-Dihydroxy-diethylamino)- phenylazo)-benzoic acid.

Orange G
Chemical Name: Disodium salt of 1-phenylazo-2-naphthol-6-8-disulfonic acid.

Orange II
Chemical Name: Monosodium salt of 1-p-sulfophenylazo-2-naphthol.

Dichlorofluorescein
Chemical Name: 4,5-Dichloro-3, 6-fluorandiol.

Dichlorofluorescein. NA
Chemical Name: Disodium salt of 9-o-carboxyphenyl-1-4,5- dichloro-6-hydroxy-3-isoxanthone

Diiodofluorescein
Chemical Name: 4,5 –Diiodo-3, 6-fluorandiol

Erythrosine Yellowish NA
Chemical Name: Disodium salt of 9-o-carboxyphenyl-6- hydroxy-4, 5-diiodo-3-isoxanthone.

Erythrosine Yellowish K
Chemical Name: Dipotassium salt of 9-o-carboxyphenyl-6-hydroxy-4, 5-diiodo-3-isoxanthone.

Erythrosine Yellowish NH
Chemical Name: Dipotassium salt of 9-o-carboxyphenyl-6-hydroxy-4, 5-diiodo-3-isoxanthone

Orange TR
Chemical Name: 4,5, 15-Tribromo 2, 7-dicarboxy-3, 6- fluorandiol.

Alizarin
Chemical Name: 1,2- Anthraquinonediol.

Dibromodiiodofluorescein
Chemical Name: 4 ,5- Dibromo-2, 7-diiodo-3, 6-fluorandiol.

Resorcin Brown
Chemical Name: Monosodium salt of 4-p-sulfophenylazo-2-2 4, xylylazo)-1, 3-resorcinol.

Alphazurine FG
Chemical Name: Diammonium salt of 4-(N-ethyl-p- sulfobenzyl amino)-phenyl)-(2-sulfoniumphenyl)-Methytlene)-(-(1 (N-ethyl-N-p-sulfobenzyl) Δ 2 ,5-cyclohexadienimine).

Allarin Astrol B

Chemical Name: Monosodium salt of 1-methylamino-4-(o-sulfo-p-toluino)-anthroquinone.

Indigo
Chemical Name: Indigotin.

Patent Blue NA
Chemical Name: Monosodium salt of 4-(4- (N-ethyl- benzyl-amino)-phenyl –(5-hydroxy-4-sulfo-2-sulfoniumphenyl-methylene)(N-ethyl-Benzyl- Δ 2, 5-cyclohexadienimine).

Patent Blue CA
Chemical Name: Calcium salt of 4-(4- (N-ethyl- benzyl-amino)-phenyl)-(5 hydroxy-4-sulfo-2-sulfoniumphenyl, methylene)- (N-ethyl-N-benzyl- Δ 2- 5-cyclohexadienimine).

Curbrantherene Blue
Chemical Name: 3, 3- Dichloroindanthrene.

Napthol Blue Black

Chemical Name: Disodium salt of 8-amino-7-p- nitrophenylazo 3-phenylazo-1-naphthol-3, 6-disulfonic acid

Alizurol purple SS
Chemical Name: I-hydroxy-4-p-toluino-anthraquinone

Acid Red 89

Acid Red 97

Acid Blue 1

Food Blue 3

Natural Orange

Solvent Blues 4

Solvent Yellow 18

Food Yellow 18

Solvent Red 1

Solvent Yellow 32

Fanchon Yellow
(Hansa Yellow G)
Chemical Name: (α) -(O-Nitro-p-tolylazo) accetoacetanilide

Part II – List of Colours permitted to be used in Soaps.
Phthalocyanine Blue
Chemical Name: (phthalocyninate (2–) copper.

Iragalite Red CVPB Paste or Pigment Orange 5Chemical Name: 1-(2,4-dinithro phenylazo)-2-Naphthalenol.

Citrus Red No.2.Chemical Name: 1-2(2,5-dimethoxy phenylazo) 2-naphthol.

Rhodamine B 500
Chemical Name: 3-ethochloride of 9-0 carboxy-ethenyl-6-diethylamino-3-ethylamine-3-isoxanthene.

Aqueous Green PasteChemical Name: Polychloro copper Phthalocyanine.

Pigment Yellow 3Chemical Name: 2-(4-Chloro-2-nitrophenyl)-azo-N-(-2-Chloro-phenyl)-3-Oxobutamide.

Irgalite Carmine F-P Powder or Pigments Red 5.Chemical Name: N-(5-Chloro-2, 4-dimethoxy-phenyl)-4-(CS-diathylamine) Sulfonyl-2-methoxyphenyl)azo-3-hydroxy-2-naphthalene carboxamide.

Monolite Red 4R HV Paste or Pigment Red 7
Chemical Name: N-(4-Chloro-2-methylphenyl-4-(-4-Chloro-2-methylphenyl) azo 3-hydroxy-2-naphthalenol Carboxamide.

Oil Red No.1 or Solvent Red 24 or Oil Red 3R.
Chemical Name: 4-0-Tolylazo-Toluidine azo 2-naphthalenol.]

Above list is best of author’s knowledge. But there is possibility of error and correctness in above list. You should first verify by your own for correctness of details before any commencement. 

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