Know Your Ingredients: Chromium Hydroxide Green

chromium hydroxide green

What it is
Chromium Hydroxide Green is a pigment derived from the metal chromium.

What it does
Chromium Hydroxide Green is used as a colouring agent to give cosmetics a green hue.

Side effects
Chromium Hydroxide Green cannot be used in lip products.

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    • beautifulwithbrains says

      KN, thanks for your comment. That’s true but anything can be toxic in large amounts. Besides, that’s not a problem when it comes to cosmetics. So little is used, and you don’t really breathe it.

    • beautifulwithbrains says

      Makeup Morsels, thanks. Usually D&C Green #6 is used in lip products. And what a shame that’s not available in the States!

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