Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 7 of 8)

Emerald Named Pantone's Color of the Year for 2013

Pantone announced Pantone 17-5641 Emerald as the color of the year for 2013. While Pantone has teamed up with Sephora to create a 2013 Color of the Year collection with the color, perhaps it may also inspire formulation and packaging hues for other brands.

Read the Label Online: Urban Decay Naked Skin

Urban Decay promises that its Naked Skin foundation allows the consumer to feel like they are not wearing makeup. This column, written by Susan Raffy, reviews the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.

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.

Ashland Creates Color Essentials Program for Innovative Formulation

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has launched Color Essentials, a portfolio of color cosmetic formulations designed to offer novel product concepts and higher levels of value to color cosmetics formulators looking to improve aesthetics, sensory benefits and long-lasting waterproofing.

Comparatively Speaking: Pressed vs. Loose Powder

Color expert Nick Morante helps Tony O'Lenick in this edition of "Comparatively Speaking" by explaining the difference between pressed and loose powders, detailing both shared and differing ingredients.

Read the Label Online: Sephora's Instant Airbrush Foundation

Now one can achieve the “mistake-proof and gorgeous look” results of a makeup artist at home with Sephora Instant Airbrush Foundation. This column will review the ingredient listing of this product for claims substantiation and functionality.

Tailoring Surface Properties

Gelest will showcase its specialty silanes and silicones as reactive surface treatments to tailor the properties of surfaces during Suppliers' Day.

Volumizing Mascara With Nourishing Camellia Oil

Shiseido has launched a mascara that conditions the lashes with camellia oil.

Pigments in Decorative Cosmetic Formulations

In the opening overview of his latest book, Edwin Faulkner discusses the purpose of color in daily life as an introduction to a deeper examination of color usage in decorative cosmetics. Visit Alluredbooks at booth #1345 to learn more.

Defining Dispersion

In this excerpt, Ed Faulkner opens his discussion of pigment dispersion by addressing the importance of a working definition of the term “dispersion.”

Science Applied

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.

Formula 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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