Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 6 of 8)
Jul 3, 2013
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
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
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
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
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
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.
Apr 10, 2013
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.
Mar 27, 2013
Research from Gettysburg College in collaboration with CE.R.I.E.S., a department of Chanel Research and Technology, has unveiled a new sign of aging, the contrast between facial features.
Mar 25, 2013
Cosmetics have evolved and are now expected to do much more. In fact, some have been doing more since ancient times, as Li explains with a review of the history and application of Traditional Chinese Medicine in cosmetics.
Feb 26, 2013 | Susan Raffy, Susan Raffy Consulting
BB creams continue to proliferate in the cosmetics market, and Atopalm BB Cream is another example of this. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims support.
Jan 29, 2013
Boots UK has teamed up with X-Rite to offer a shade matching service in 668 U.K. stores. The No7 Match Made Service uses a handheld X-Rite (parent company of Pantone) spectrocolorimeter to identify the color of a customer's skin, then precisely targets the closest matches among 17 colors of No7 foundations across a number of formats.
Jan 15, 2013
The introduction of more than 30 important new gel products in the past two years—consequently raising the recognition of gel products—has helped spur the market's strong performance, according to Kline.