What is Orange 4?
D&C Orange 4 is an orange powder used in soap, shampoo, bubble bath and cosmetics. Orange 4 is used to color to cosmetics and personal care products.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviewed the safety of Orange 4 and approved the use of this ingredient for coloring externally applied cosmetics (this does not include products intended for use on the lips or the eye area) and personal care products if it conforms to FDA specifications. FDA determined that this color may also be used in coloring externally applied drugs. According to U.S. regulations, all Orange 4 that is manufactured for use in products is subject to certification by the FDA.
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