Does hair dye need to be FDA approved?

Under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act), a law passed by Congress, color additives must be approved by FDA for their intended use before they are used in FDA-regulated products, including cosmetics. Coal-tar hair dyes, unlike color additives in general, do not need FDA approval.

Is synthetic mica FDA-approved?

Naturally mined mica is not approved for use in cosmetics at a micron size higher than 150. Synthetic micas may be used in cosmetics at any micron size, since there are no regulations as of yet set forth by the FDA. YAY!

What colors are exempt from FDA certification?

”Exempt” colors include pigments from natural sources such as vegetables, minerals, or animals. Examples include annatto extract (yellow), dehydrated beets (bluish-red to brown), caramel (yellow to tan), beta-carotene (yellow to orange) and grape skin extract (red, green).

Is synthetic mica safe?

We choose synthetic mica when we can’t vet and guarantee that the source of our mica is child-labor-free. Though it’s more expensive, it’s worth it to know we are not contributing to any harm on this planet, and especially not to children. Synthetic mica is also purer and can create a more vibrant color and shine.

How to contact the FDA about color certification?

You also may contact FDA at [email protected] . When purchasing colors subject to certification, confirm that the manufacturer has requested certification. For example, you can choose a manufacturer from FDA’s list of companies that have requested color certification within the past two years.

Where do I Send my FOI request to the FDA?

To obtain additional available information, contact FDA. Requests to FDA for agency records should be sent to: Food and Drug Administration Division of Freedom of Information (HFI-35), 5630 Fishers Lane, Rockville, MD 20857. Instructions for how to submit an FOI request can be found at How to Make a FOIA Request.

How does the Cosmetic Ingredient Review ( CIR ) work?

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) has deferred evaluation of this ingredient because the safety has been assessed by FDA. This deferral of review is according to the provisions of the CIR Procedures. All color additives used in foods, drugs and cosmetics in the United States must be approved by FDA and listed in the Code of Federal Regulations.