Inorganic pigments known to be used by the permanent cosmetic industry
Color additive (colorant) listings are considered safe by the FDA
Do not require batch certification because the FDA does not consider inorganic pigments risky in regard to public health
Iron oxides hold a very important place in the pigment market because of their wide range of colors, stability, and nontoxic nature.
By far, iron is the most common and stable of all the elements.
Iron oxides are separated into four major classifications: Browns, Reds, Blacks and Yellows
In reality, inorganic pigments are from a natural source (the earth,) organic pigments are chemically manufactured for cost effective purposes and variety, whereas true natural organic pigments are not even used in our industry.
Pigments are insoluble. They are not affected by what is mixed into them. They do not dissolve.