Know Your Ingredients: Ultramarines

by Gio

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What it is
Ultramarines are synthetic pigments of several colors: blue, pink, red, green and violet. Natural ultramarines occur in lapis lazuli but the FDA only allows synthetic ultramarines to be used in cosmetics.

What it does
Ultramarines are used to give a certain color to cosmetics.

Side effects
Ultramarines are safe for external use only. This means they can be used around the eyes but not in lip products.

(Source: paulaschoice.com)

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2 comments

Celina February 19, 2011 - 11:12 pm

So userful! I’ll know now not to use blue pigments on the lips for my looks, thank you!!

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beautifulwithbrains February 20, 2011 - 9:01 pm

Celina, you’re welcome. I’m glad you found it useful! 🙂

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