EWG Level: 2-4
Chromium Hydroxide Green is synthesized from mineral sources. Because compounds come from the earth they may contain trace amounts of heavy metals. Chromium Hydroxide Green is a straight color. In cosmetics and personal care products, Chromium Hydroxide Green is used in the formulation of makeup, hair coloring products, cleansing products, bath products, nail polish and skin care products.
Funtions: Colorant; Hair Dyeing
Concern, “Violation of government restrictions – Restricted in cosmetics; use, concentration, or manufacturing restrictions – (only for products for use on the lips)” (FDA)
Ecological Concern, “Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)