Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 11 of 11)

Formulating Sunless Tanning Products with DHA: Current Challenges

Dihydroxyacetone (DHA) remains the most effective ingredient for sunless tanning; however, it poses several challenges to the formulator. Following is a review of those challenges, including: stability, malodor during the browning reaction, compatibility issues with sun protection ingredients and the generation of free radical damage. In addition, the author suggests some solutions to these challenges.

Added Benefits and New Textures Driving Color Growth

A report by Global Industry Analysts Inc. (GIA) predicts that the color cosmetics market will reach US $41.4 billion by 2015. This growth, according to the report, will be aided by color formulations with added benefits, new textures and formats, natural or organic ingredients and pigment innovation.

Malvern Studies Particle Size and Shape of Mineral Makeup

Malvern Instruments measured and compared the particle sizes of three commercially-available mineral powders to report that size and shape affect the final makeup appearance.

Three-free: New Generation Nail Polish

It seems the bad press storm surrounding the safety of nail ingredients has passed since most nail polish manufacturers have reformulated to omit these materials. Now, formulators can focus on the horizon for new innovations in nail polish.

Tinted Moisturizer with SPF Protection

Philosophy has launched a tinted moisturizer that offers moisturization and sun protective benefits. Supernatural Superbeautiful- Good-For-Skin Makeup SPF 20 offers natural color in a water-based formula that is beneficial to skin and will not clog pores.

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