Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 2 of 5)

Solid Polyethylene Microspheres for Effects in Color Cosmetics

Advances in manufacturing solid polyethylene microspheres have enabled their development in various colors as well as controlled traits such as opacity, specific gravity, particle size distribution and electrostatic charge. These traits can be leveraged by formulators to create new effects in color cosmetics, described here.

Micron-sized Carbon Black for Color Cosmetics

Tagra Biotechnologies has launched a non-nano encapsulated carbon black for color cosmetic application.

Comparatively Speaking: Metallic vs. Natural Hair Dyes

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.

Color Changing Effect Pigments

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.

Comparatively Speaking: Temporary vs. Permanent Hair Color Systems

To explain the difference between temporary and permanent hair color systems, Tony O'Lenick defers to Nick Morante, a color expert, who notes that the difference lies in the ingredients used and the irritation produced.

Comparatively Speaking: Color vs. Fluorescence

Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between color and fluorescence, as understanding the effects of fluorescence can lead to a better visual appearance to skin.

Comparatively Speaking: Color vs. Certified Color

To follow up on the four-part series of "Comparatively Speaking" columns on color that sourced Nick Morante, the color expert continues in this column to discuss the difference between colors and certified colors.

Proliposome-coated Mica With Bioactives for Benefits in Facial Powders

The article discusses the preparation of proliposome-coated mica harboring bioactives from plant origin that have skin-whitening/-lightening effects. The treated mica is incorporated into facial powder for skin-smoothing, -moisturizing and -lightening properties, which are evaluated here.

Comparatively Speaking: Exotic vs. Standard Color Additive

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 fourth in the series where Morante explains the difference between an exotic color and a standard color additive?

Comparatively Speaking: Dye vs. Pigment

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 second in the series, where Morante helps explain the difference between a dye and a pigment.

Synthetic Mica Pigments for Color Cosmetics

Impact Colors Inc. has launched a line of synthetic mica-based pigments with low heavy metal content and bright colors.

Researchers Develop Pigment-free Colored Polymers

Scientists from the University of Sheffield have developed pigment-free polymer materials that reportedly exhibit color due to their structure, similar to the natural color seen in beetle shells and butterfly wings.