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FD&C Red 40 Lake

FD&C Red 40 Lake

Neelilake Allura Red Lake/ Neelicert FD & C Red 40 Lake Allowed in the list of approved colours under Rule 127 of the Drugs and  Cosmetics Rules, 1945 The FD & C Red 40 / Allura Red & their Aluminium Lakes are worldwide used in Food, Drugs & Cosmetic products by following various countrywise legislations. […]

The Many Shades of Safety

The Many Shades of Safety

Safety and application of colours in personal care Let’s be real. There’s no category as diverse as personal care. Right from handwash to soaps, and lipsticks to shampoos, personal care is an unmistakeable part of every one’s life. On an average, an adult uses approximately 9 personal care products – every day1. Yes. It might […]

PANTONE 2021- A COLOUR OF HOPE

PANTONE 2021- A COLOUR OF HOPE

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating When Pantone raised curtain on Colour of the Year 2021, the world couldn’t agree more. 2020- a dark year of dismay and heartbreak. From rising Covid cases to degrowing economy- everyone was faced with a challenge. What got us through the difficulties was our resilience, our will […]

OF EYES AND EXPRESSIONS: YEAR 2020

OF EYES AND EXPRESSIONS: YEAR 2020

Make up since its inception has been associated with beauty. However, as the lines between enhancing beauty, boosting confidence, and self-expression merged, it led to larger acceptance of make up cosmetics as a whole. Even when 2020 came with surprizes, it could not dampen this spirit of expression. As people adapt to the ‘new’ normal, […]

Dyes Pigments and the Environment

Dyes Pigments and the Environment

Impact of Indian Environmental Regulation on production of colourants. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow, by evading it today.”-Abraham Lincoln The presence of dyes and pigments across industry is undeniably huge. Their range of application is massive. It ranges from food, cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals, textile, and goes on and on. The increasing demands […]

The bright side synthetic aesthetics.

The bright side synthetic aesthetics.

Colours- vivid, bright, beautiful, everywhere! Thanks to the introduction of synthetic colours, dyes, and pigments in the market, today, we see a boom in every industry.Food, cosmetics, personal care, fashion- colours rule everywhere. Taking a look back at the history, natural sources like plants, leaves, fruits, and invertebrates were used to impart colours in paintings […]

Colours v/s Colours

Colours v/s Colours

Limitation on use natural v/s synthetic colours Ever since its inception, the world has seen colours in all its forms. From fabrics and painting, to make-up and medicine, colours have been evidently present. The use of berries, barks, wood, lichen- literally anything that could impart colour has, for good reasons, changed with evolving times. Natural […]

Hues to Drive Away the Blues

Hues to Drive Away the Blues

Use of colouring excipients to enhance aesthetic appearance of medicines Imagine, you have a headache. The doctor prescribes you a pill. Round and white. Now, imagine being prescribed a similar pill as a painkiller, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, too, in the same shape, colour, and size! Wouldn’t you be baffled while looking at your first-aid kit, trying […]

Decoding the Colour Code

Decoding the Colour Code

Advantages of Surface Treated Pigment over normal Pigment. Today, the global beauty industry is estimated to be worth $500 billion* with an expected CAGR growth 7.14% from 2018 to 2023.1 The segment has been evolving ever since its inception – from using natural ingredients like berries and charcoals in the Egyptian era to using chemically […]

Deconstructing the colour-rush!

Deconstructing the colour-rush!

Use of non-permitted colours in food as well as cosmetic and personal care Since childhood, we’ve been guided to eat more colourful foods like vegetables, fruits, grains, etc. But, with the world moving fast, people have resorted to faster solutions, be it food or cosmetics. Gradually, the market has witnessed a rise in competition to […]

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