Lake - Brilliant Blue

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Lakes are organic pigments made by absorbing a dye onto a substrate such as Alumina hydrate or Barium sulphate. They are dispersible (but not soluble) in both water and oil. Lakes will give a matte colour but are much more vibrant than oxides.

Lake definitions


The term D&C means that a lake is approved by the FDA for use in drugs and cosmetics. 


The number, e.g. Blue #1, refers to which dye has been used to make the lake.


Lakes will have a mineral in their name, e.g. Barium, this is the substrate onto which the dye has been absorbed

Dye Percentage

Each substrate can absorb a varying amount of each dye. The dye percentage simply tells us how much pure colour is in the lake.


INCI Name FD&C Blue 1 Aluminium Lake
Substrate Aluminium Oxide
Dye Percentage 11-13%
Eyes No
Lips Yes
Face Yes
CP Soap stable Yes but will bleed
Bath bombs Yes
Palm free Yes
Vegan Yes
Tested on animals No
Contains GMO No
Country of origin China
average rating 4.4 out of 5
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Reviewed by Natalia D.
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I recommend this product
Rated 5 out of 5
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OMG the colour! 😍

such an amazing vibrant colour. Love this thank you.

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Reviewed by Alexandra C.
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I recommend this product
Rated 4 out of 5
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Great colour

This product goes the way and is a great ingredient to have as an alternative to ultramarines for whatever reason you may have.

I use this pigment to refine the colour of the stain in a tanning solution that I have made. Happy that there is a suitable replacement to ultramarine to suit the formula.

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Reviewed by Taryn D.
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I don't recommend this product
Rated 2 out of 5
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Can be a bit hit and miss

Sometimes this colourant goes a bit green. I ended up having to add extra green and changing the colour on my batch at the last minute

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