iron oxides

Iron oxides are cosmetic pigments that originate from natural minerals and are considered both synthetic and mineral when refined. Used to tint sunscreens, create complexion-enhancing makeup shades, and help protect skin from visible light.

References for this information:

Journal of Cosmetic Dermatology, February 2021, pages 532–537
Journal of Drugs in Dermatology, July 2020, pages 712–717
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology, April 2020, ePublication
EFSA Journal, Volume 14, Issue 6, June 2016, ePublication
https://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/cdrh/cfdocs/cfcfr/CFRSearch.cfm?fr=73.2250

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