Recent in Color Cosmetics (page 8 of 8)

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.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Color Foundations and Bases

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.

Illuminating Skin Primer

L'Oréal has created a primer that also illuminates skin.

Oxygen Brightening Foundation

Benefit Cosmetics LLC has introduced a foundation formulated to brighten skin.

Clay for Full Coverage Foundation

Tarte has utilized Amazonian clay in another product, this time to provide coverage in a foundation for all skin types.

Comparatively Speaking: Spectral Color vs. Perceived Color

Tony O'Lenick collaborated with Nick Morante to develop a four-part series of the "Comparatively Speaking" column that focuses on color. This is the first in the series, where Morante helps explain the difference between spectral color and perceived color.

Mineral-based Mascara Formulation for Resonating Light

Ariel Laboratories, a custom product development laboratory, has created a mineral-based mascara formulation that is said to resonate light.

Read the Label Online: L'Oréal Paris' Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Foundation SPF 17

This online-only "Read the Label" reviews finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were used in the formulations. Raffy, the column's author, is a new addition to the Cosmetics & Toiletries lineup. She brings a wealth of knowledge to the column, with more than 25 years of experience in personal care, including R&D positions at Physicians Formula, Alcon Laboratories, Aware Products and Guthy-Renker. Here, she reviews L'Oréal Paris' Visible Lift Smooth Absolute Foundation SPF 17.

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