Synthetic Dyes

INCI Name
Synthetic Dyes
Ingredient origins
Hydrocarbons
Role
Common name
Synthetic Dyes
EWG score
What is EWG score?
The EWG score is a hazard score ranging from 1-2 (low hazard), 3-6 (moderate hazard) and 7-10 (high hazard) published by the Environmental Working Group. Their data is sourced from the Skin Deep® database and studies published in open scientific literature.
Nasty
This ingredient has been classified as hazardous to health, and is not used in ecostore products.
Ingredient details
Synthetic Dyes are ingredients often derived from carcinogenic petrochemical derivativesiii and are used as colouring agents for many different products on the market. Common types of synthetic dyes are known as azo dyes. Synthetic dyes come from non-renewable resources, can be eye, skin and lung irritants and can also release carcinogenic amines, as well as contributing to environmental pollutioniv. REFERENCES: iii) IARC Coal Tar Pitch iv) Textile dyeing industry an environmental hazard