INCI: Tartrazine Cl-19140
What is Tartrazine Cl-19140?
Yellow 5 is a synthetic lemon yellow-colored azo dye, also known as tartrazine, that belongs to the pyrazolone class of chemicals.
Use & Benefits:
Colorant: Imparts a yellow hue to products
Artificial food color: Approved by the FDA for use in food
Skin and hair care products: Formulation of creams, lotions, gels, makeup, shampoos, conditioners, and other such products
Food appeal: Artificially synthesized and added to food to make it more appealing
Cosmetics: Used in lipstick, toothpaste, mouthwash, detergent, shampoo, and vitamin pills
Pet food: Included in the food of cats, dogs, fish, birds, and small rodents