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This column will discuss titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is the most frequently used ingredient in cosmetics after water (aqua), fragrance (parfum), methylparaben, propylparaben, glycerin and propylene glycol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.
Daeyeon Lee, PhD, and Jacob Prosser, along with fellow researchers from the University of Pennsylvania, were investigating the manipulation of nanoparticle films through spin-coating conditions when they discovered a method to prevent cracks in films for solar cell coatings, and possibly for cosmetics.
Tagra Biotechnologies has launched a non-nano encapsulated carbon black for color cosmetic application.
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.
Impact Colors Inc. has named RepCa S.A. the distributor of its effect pigments and products in Central America.
Hair color can be altered using a variety of dyes. This is the second in a series of three columns that will address hair color products, with the difference between natural and metallic dyes being addressed here.
Hair can be treated using several different types of products to alter the color. This is the first in a series of three columns that will address the above color products, with the difference between bleach and temporary dyes being initially discussed.
Specialty pigments bring unique effects to personal care products, thus they are an important class of color additives for the decorative cosmetic industry. Presented here is a review of their properties and benefits, including mechanisms of refraction and reflection, as well as regulatory considerations.
Mica is an inorganic material found in a wide variety of cosmetic and personal care products. Its use has been reported in more than 7,100 products, making it one of the most important mineral ingredients used in cosmetics.
Kobo Products Inc. has introduced a line of iridescent effect pigments that exhibit color travel. Kobopearl Perpetuals travel from one color to another, as displayed by their trade names.