CARMINE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

CARMINE: Allergen or Not An Allergen?

Allergen. Carmine: It’s a gorgeous color, and used to be a less-allergenic option for pigmenting cosmetics, but carmine has finally made it to the latest published allergen lists. Arguably because it was such a reliable pigment, carmine (derived from cochineal insects) is used in lots of products, from brightly-colored cosmetics to foods like candy, yogurt and …