Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 5 of 14)

Impact Colors Predicts 2015 and Beyond Color Trends

Impact Colors has introduced Color Trends 2015+, an online presentation of color and color effects in the personal care industry for 2015 and beyond. Color Trends 2015+ frames the future in five themes: Brilliance, Two-tones, Multicolors, Faux Nature and Men.

BB Cream Launches in US Increase Nearly 50% Since 2012

Reported usage for other color cosmetic products include 53% for mascara, 48% for lip gloss, 45% for lipstick, eye liner and foundation, 43% for blusher, 42% for eye shadow, and 40% for powder.

Enhancing Shine and Gloss in Sticks

Sensient Technologies Corp. has launched two ingredients that improve the shine and gloss of lipsticks, glosses and more due to their refractive indices.

Rimmel Sources Invista for Lycra Technology in Mascara, Nail Polish

Rimmel London has partnered with Invista to incorporate its Lycra technology into mascara and nail polish.

Avon Increases Eyelash Volume With New Mascara Brush

Avon has utilized feedback from 2,000 women and 5,000 hours of research to launch a new way to apply mascara.

Blush Just Got Smarter

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.

Fiction Turned Fact

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.

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.

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.

Deciphering Nail Polish Formulas

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.

Formula Troubleshooting—Anhydrous Product Instability

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.

Troubleshooting Stability, Uniformity in Foundations

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.

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