Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 7 of 11)
Aug 20, 2013
Rimmel London has partnered with Invista to incorporate its Lycra technology into mascara and nail polish.
Jul 30, 2013
Avon has utilized feedback from 2,000 women and 5,000 hours of research to launch a new way to apply mascara.
Jul 24, 2013 | Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Blush has evolved to a more sophisticated use of color that involves pigment, chemistry and now biology. New to the market are blushes that use the skin’s chemistry to help the products achieve a natural flush.
Jul 15, 2013 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Whether one feels that cosmetics should perform such feats is, of course, a separate issue; but in the end, science fiction is becoming fact and being bottled up for sale at cosmetic retailers near you.
Jul 9, 2013 | Frank C. Pagano, PhD, Chanel Inc.
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.
Jul 4, 2013 | Yukari Sakazaki, Chiaki Asami and Kazuhiro Nishikata, Pola Chemical Industries Inc. and Toshimitsu Musha, Brain Functions Lab Inc.
In the present report, the authors developed a foundation specifically tailored to the needs and preferences of elderly women and, through scientific measurement, confirmed that wearing the right makeup leads to brain activation. Studies validated that among elderly women, satisfaction with self-appearance could contribute to higher self-confidence, improved outlook and resistance to neurological ailments.
Jul 3, 2013 | Eric. S. Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
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.
May 31, 2013 | Peter Tsolis, The Estée Lauder Companies; and Richard Riggs, Next Step Laboratories
Many anhydrous products are mixtures of oils, esters, fatty alcohols, waxes, preservatives, fragrances and various pigments. Combining these materials is a complex undertaking, and varying the concentration even slightly changes the dynamics and aesthetics of the final product; in the worst cases, it causes instability.
May 8, 2013 | Peter Tsolis and John Castro, The Estée Lauder Companies
Although any formulation type can pose obstacles for the cosmetic chemist, foundations are notorious for their degree of difficulty and intricacy of detail. As if it were not challenging enough to stabilize emulsions with superior aesthetics, foundations require emulsion stability while ensuring color properly develops and stays uniform throughout the product.
May 8, 2013 | Luigi Rigano, Rigano Industrial Consulting Laboratories
The category of color cosmetics referred to as foundations, also known as bases, strives to achieve a complex mix of functional, sensorial and aesthetic effects. These all-over facial cosmetics aim to hide minor skin imperfections like wrinkles and blemishes; to even and modify the skin color of the face; and to alter the light reflection capability and luminosity of the face and neck—all while maintaining a natural-looking and velvety appearance.
May 6, 2013 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries
Taking unexpected turns leads us down new paths of discovery, which is especially relevant to science and certainly applicable to personal care product development.
May 1, 2013 | Kelly Dobos, Kao Brands
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.