What are the health concerns of products containing dyes and added colors?

What are the health concerns of products containing dyes and added colors?

What are dyes and added colors used for?

Dyes and added colors are used to make products more visually appealing. Added colors can be used to make products stand out from the competition, to give products a unique look, to make a product more attractive, or to simply make it look more interesting and vibrant. In food and beverages, they are used to tint and color products, making them more appealing to consumers.

What are the health concerns?

Your skin can easily absorb chemicals, if strong enough, these chemicals can reach your bloodstream. 

Health concerns of dyes and added colors in cosmetics can range from allergies, to skin irritation, to toxicity.

Dyes such as coal tar, carmine, and lead acetate may cause skin irritation and rashes.

Many dyes are carcinogens and endocrine disruptors, which means they can cause cancer and hormonal problems.

Other dyes such as P-phenylenediamine (PPD) and toluene-2,5-diamine (TD) may be linked to more severe health effects such as cancer, organ damage and immune system damage.

Color additives have also been found to possibly contain toxic levels of heavy metals such as lead, arsenic and nickel, which can be unsafe for long-term use.

In addition, some synthetic colors even have the ability to make your skin more sensitive to sunlight. 

How do I know if my product contains dyes or added colors?

Check the ingredients on the label of the detergent. Look for any words that indicate a color, such as "colorant," "dye," "pigment" or "tint."

Some detergents also include a small disclaimer, stating that the product contains artificial colors. 

Certain dyes are represented by their scientific name, such as FD&C Red No. 40 or FD&C Blue No. 1. 

Do Rustic Strength products contain dyes or added colors?

No. Rustic Strength's products contain no added dyes or colors.

We are dedicated to using only safe and pure ingredients, leaving you feeling healthy and clean. By avoiding artificial coloring, we are doing what is best for our customers and our environment.

If you have any questions regarding this, feel free to reach out to customercare@rusticstrength.com  We would be more than happy to answer your questions.  

We invite you to do your own research! 

Scientific journals and articles are the foundation of evidence-based decisions at Rustic Strength. Blogs can provide helpful information. However, if it can not cite scientific articles, its claims stand on little. 

Health concerns of dyes - https://meltlaundry.com/blogs/news/what-dyes-in-laundry-detergent-really-do-and-why-you-should-avoid-them#:~:text=They%20are%20not%20readily%20biodegradable,cause%20cancer%20and%20hormonal%20problems.

Skin absorption of dyes - https://www.bendsoap.com/blogs/sudsy-scoop/colorful-chemicals-why-dyes-in-your-personal-care-products-are-harmful#:~:text=Remember%3A%20products%20that%20you%20put,eczema%2C%20and%20hyper%2Dpigmentation.


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