INCI: Caramel

What is Caramel?

Caramel is a natural dark brown colorant. It is produced by heating food grade sugars such as malt syrup, dextrose, fructose, sucrose or invert sugar, in the presence of food grade acids (such as citric, sulfuric, sulfurous, acetic and phosphoric acid) OR salts (for example potassium, sodium, ammonium carbonate, phosphate or bicarbonate).  The color variation may range from light yellowish to dark brown.

Use & Benefits

It is used to add natural brown color to shampoos, other hair care products.