EWG Level: 1
Manganese Violet is a violet pigment used the formulation of makeup, hair coloring products, bath products, nail polish and skin care products. Manganese violet is an inorganic salt ammonium manganese pyrophosphate used as a colorant. This is a synthetic violet pigment. Because one of the starting materials, manganese oxide, comes from the earth there may be trace amounts of heavy metals in Manganese Violet. The levels of heavy metals in Manganese Oxide are regulated by the FDA, and the small amounts that may eventually be in cosmetic or personal care products do not pose a risk to human health.
Funtions: Colorant; Cosmetic Colorant
Concerns, “Classified as expected to be toxic or harmful, Suspected to be an environmental toxin and be persistent or bioaccumulative” (Environment Canada Domestic Substance List)