Carmines Color; Carmine(in 12,048 products)
Potential Risk Index®:
1. Colorant - Pigments or dyes that are added in order to change or enhance the color.
Carmine, also called cochineal, cochineal extract, crimson lake or carmine lake, natural red 4, C.I. 75470, is a pigment of a bright-red color obtained from the aluminium salt of carminic acid; it is also a general term for a particularly deep-red color. Carmine is used in the manufacture of artificial flowers, paints, crimson ink, rouge and and as a dye in cosmetic products such as eye shadow and lipstick, and some medications. As a food additive (E120). it is routinely added to food products such as yogurt, candy and certain brands of juice, the most notable ones being those of the ruby-red variety.
It is approved for use as food coloring in EU. In US, it is exempt from certification and permanently listed for food, drugs and cosmetics use.
1. South Korea - Ministry of Food and Drug Safety - Prohibited/Restricted Chemicals
- Ref: 564
2. EU CosIng Annex IV, COLORANTS ALLOWED IN COSMETIC PRODUCTS 
- Ref: IV/115
3. US FDA Color Additives Status List 
4. EU Approved Food Additive 
5. Association of Southeast Asian Nations Annex IV - Part 1, Allowed Colorants
- CI 75470
Potential Health Concerns For:
1. Hypertension (PubMed ID:841782)