Grecian Formula

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Grecian Formula is a men's hair coloring product from Combe Incorporated. In the formulation used in the United States, it contains lead(II) acetate.[1] Because lead acetate is banned in cosmetics in Canada and the European Union, the formulations sold there do not contain it.[1][2] In 2017 Environmental Defense Fund and other consumer groups filed a complaint with the Food and Drug Administration to force the removal of lead acetate from Grecian Formula and other hair dyes.[3] Current ingredients of Grecian Formula (April 2018) are Water, Isopropyl Alcohol, Triethanolamine, Bismuth Citrate, Sodium Thiosulfate, Fragrance, Panthenol. Lead Acetate has been replaced by Bismuth Citrate as a progressive colorant.


  1. ^ a b Can West News Service: Grecian Formula in a grey zone after ban Archived 2007-08-08 at the Wayback Machine.
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  3. ^ Consumer groups file petition to ban lead acetate in hair dyes CBS News April 3, 2017

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