Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 9 of 9)

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.

Making Up the Psyche

This issue highlights Mendrok-Edinger et al.’s quest to find the best butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane stabilizer for sun care; Farwick et al.’s update of ceramide identification, synthesis, function and nomenclature; and finally, Arif’s discussion supporting the smart use of sulfates in formulations. There’s a little something to stimulate everyone’s psyche in this issue.

Foundation for Elderly Women: Development and Neurological Implications

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.

Superabsorbent Corn Starch Polymer for Cosmetics

Absorbent Technologies Inc. has expanded the uses of Reon, its sustainable superabsorbent polymers made from corn starch.

Estée Lauder Reopens Color Center and Partners for Canadian Cosmetic Science Program

The company has spent nearly the past two years renovating the the 28,000 square foot research, development and manufacturing facility.

Color Formulary

The Color Formulary presents the latest raw materials in color cosmetics for face, lips and eyes.

Chanel Launches Gold Color Cosmetics Line

Chanel is set to launch a new color cosmetics collection in Fall 2008.

Maybelline Uses Triple Refined Micro Minerals in New Line

L'Oréal is adding a mineral line to the Maybelline New York brand.

Research Team Finds BBP Carcinogenic

Scientists at the Fox Chase Cancer Centre in Philadelphia have released reports that find butyl benzyl phthalate (BBP) to be carcinogenic.