Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 11 of 12)

A Review of Nail Polish: The Industrial Cosmetic

In the present article, nail polish is reviewed for its function as a decorative coating for the nails. In addition, formulation requirements are described to assist nail polish developers in achieving both the desired decorative effects as well as the necessary performance as a coating.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Nail Polish

The fingernail or nail plate is a complex matrix comprising closely packed keratinized epithelial cells or onychocytes—cross-linked cysteine bond matrix proteins containing inorganic elements such as sulfur as well as calcium, sodium, iron, aluminum, copper, etc.

Lentil Pore Reduction for a Primed Skin Surface

NARS has added two primers to its Pro-Prime line—one designed to refine the look of pores to regulate shine to impart a matte look to skin and one designed to prime the skin while protecting against environmental stressors.

Cucumber Water, Jojoba and Rose Hip for Lightweight Coverage

Procter & Gamble has added a natural makeup line to its CoverGirl brand. The NatureLuxe line currently consists of two products, NatureLuxe brand Gloss Balm and Silk Foundation.

Multifunctional Clay for Long-wear Blush

Tarte has launched a line of long-wear blushes formulated with Amazonian clay to improve skin's texture and remove oil for better application.

Female Consumers Want Sun Protection and Coverage in Color Cosmetics

A survey commissioned by Neutrogena Cosmetics and conducted by Harris Interactive has reported that women would rather have coverage and sun protection in their color cosmetics than fashion-forward colors.

Concealer with Licorice to Brighten Skin

Laura Geller has launched a concealer that is also said to brighten skin.

Great Un-expectations

Taking unexpected turns leads us down new paths of discovery, which is especially relevant to science and certainly applicable to personal care product development.

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.

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