INFORMATION ON OUR COLOURS IN THE EU COSMETIC DIRECTIVE

Not all cosmetic colours can be used in all cosmetic applications. There are some restrictions in their fields of application that are described in the European Union (EU) Regulation No. 1223/2009 on cosmetic products and incorporated into UK Law by The Cosmetic Products Enforcement Regulations 2013.

There are four fields of application described:
Field 1) Colorants that are allowed in all cosmetic products.
Field 2) Colorants that are not allowed to be used in eye products.
Field 3) Colorants not allowed to be used in products applied on mucous membranes.
Field 4) Colorants allowed only in rinse-off products.
The following shows the restrictions for the FastColours range within the Cosmetic Directive.
 
 FastColours Name C.I. Name C.I. No. App. Field 1 App. Field 2 App. Field 3 App. Field 4
Ebest Green GB Acid Green 1 10020
8932 Pigment Yellow 1 Pigment Yellow 1 11680
Bestoil Brown B Solvent Red 3 12010
Bestoil Yellow 3GP Solvent Yellow 16 12700
FD&C Red No 4 Food Red 1 14700
E122 Azorubine GR Food Red 3 14720
E122 Azorubine Powder Food Red 3 14720
E122 Azorubine Lake Food Red 3:1 14720:1
Ebest Orange II Acid Orange 7 15510
D&C Red No 7 Pigment Red 57:1 15850:1
E110 Sunset Yellow GR Food Yellow 3 15985
FD&C Yellow No 6 Powder Food Yellow 3 15985
FD&C Yellow No 6 Lake Food Yellow 3:1 15985:1
E129 Allura Red AC GR Food Red 17 16035
FD&C Red No 40 Powder Food Red 17 16035
FD&C Red No 40 Lake Food Red 17:1 16035:1
E123 Amaranth Food Red 9 16185
E124 Ponceau 4R GR Food Red 7 16255
E124 Ponceau 4R Lake Food Red 7:1 16255:1
D&C Red No 33 Acid Red 33 17200
175 Acid Red GF Acid Red 1 18050
636 Yellow 2G Acid Yellow 17 18965
E102 Tartrazine GR Food Yellow 4 19140
FD&C Yellow No 5 Powder Food Yellow 4 19140
FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake Food Yellow 4:1 19140:1
Bestoil Red BR Solvent Red 23 26100
E151 Brilliant Black BN GR Food Black 1 28440
E151 Brilliant Black BN Lake Food Black 1:1 28440:1
Ebest Orange 2GL Direct Orange 39 40215
E160a Duranat Beta Carotene Food Orange 5 40800
E131 Patent Blue V GR Food Blue 5 42051
E131 Patent Blue V Lake Food Blue 5:1 42051:1
E133 Brilliant Blue FCF GR Food Blue 2 42090
FD&C Blue No 1 Powder Food Blue 2 42090
FD&C Blue No 1 Lake Food Blue 2:1 42090:1
615 Basic Fuxine (Fuchsine) Basic Violet 14 42510
E142 Green S Powder Food Green 4 44090
Rhodamine Acid B Acid Red 52 45100
Ebest Fluorescein LTC Acid Yellow 73 45350
833 Eosine A Acid Red 87 45380
D&C Red No 28 Acid Red 92 45410
D&C Red No 27 Solvent Red 48 45410:1
D&C Red No 27 Aluminium Lake Solvent Red 48 45410:2
E127 Erythrosine Food Red 14 45430
E127 Erythrosine Lake Food Red 14:1 45430
Bestoil Yellow YC Solvent Yellow 33 47000
E104 Quinoline Yellow GR Food Yellow 13 47005
E104 Quinoline Yellow Lake Food Yellow 13:1 47005:1
Ebest Black AR3 Acid Black 2 50420
Bestoil Pyranine 01 Solvent Green 7 59040
Bestoil Violet BA Solvent Violet 13 60725
Ebest Violet R Acid Violet 43 60730
Bestoil Green BG Solvent Green 3 61565
Ebest Green GTSC Acid Green 25 61570
Ebest Blue NBL X Acid Blue 80 61585
Ebest Sky Blue R Acid Blue 62 62045
E132 Indigotine Food Blue 1 73015
8922 Pigment Blue 15:3 Pigment Blue 15:3 74160:3
Ebest Turquoise Blue GL Direct Blue 86 74180
E160b Duranat Annatto Natural Orange 4 75120
E100 Duranat Curcumin Natural Yellow 3 75300
E120 Duranat Carmine 52% Natural Red 4 75470
E141 Duranat CU Chlorophyllin Natural Green 3 75810
E162 Duranat Red Beet Natural Red 33 75840
Ultramarine Violet Pigment Violet 15 77007
Ultramarine Blue Pigment Blue 29 77007
E153 Vegetable Duranat Carbon Black Pigment Black 6 77266
Chromium Oxide Green Pigment Green 17 77288
E172 Duranat Red Iron Oxide Pigment Red 101 77491
E172 Duranat Yellow Iron Oxide Pigment Yellow 42 77492
E172 Duranat Black Iron Oxide Pigment Black 11 77499
E172 Duranat Brown Iron Oxide Pigment Red 101
Pigment Yellow 42
Pigment Black 11
77491
77492
77499
E171 Titanium Oxide Pigment White 6 77891
E163 Duranat Anthocyanin

GR = Granular
Lake = Pigment (not soluble)