Lake colors make for the most commonly used coloring
agents used in a host of industries. They are comparitively inert absorption
compounds and therefore are highly versatile and adaptable. They are
oil-soluble and can be mixed in vegetable oils, fats, other cosmetic oils
etc. They can also be dispersed in suspension of propylene glycol or
Owing to their good soluble properties, lake colors can be employed to
color an infinite variety of products. They are more stable than
water-soluble colors and hence widely used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
They are available in different concentrations of colors.
A few widely used lake colors are as follows: