Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 2 of 3)

Almost Magic

As I write this, I have just made a bold appearance in Rio de Janeiro; and no, this has nothing to do with topless beaches. At the 2013 IFSCC Conference, colleagues were surprised by my feisty new auburn hair color, formerly a light blonde. In fact, some did not recognize me. My bold appearance even made its way into a media demonstration at the L’Oréal Research Center, although to show hair damage, but still. . . Cosmetics & Toiletries' latest collection of articles is also all about appearances.

A Controllable Progressive Hair Dye Process

Product innovation consistently sparks new consumer interest in hair coloring. The application of the product must be convenient and simple; therefore, a gradual color-enhancement shampoo is a preferred choice for its ease of application and needless color commitment.

Bioactive Proliposome-coated Mica for Facial Powders

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

iKeda Introduces Oil-based Color Beads for Lipsticks

iKeda Corp. has launched a line of oil-based pigmented beads for the production of lipsticks.

Patent Picks—Chip-resistance, Nanosized Pigments, Adhesion and More in Color Cosmetics

Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources and review recent patents and patent applications in cosmetics, personal care and peripheral markets. This edition features technologies related to makeup and color cosmetics.

Caramel as a Natural Colorant

Caramel has been used in personal care for years as a natural colorant and with continuing consumer demand for natural products, it provides an interesting option to formulators. The present article explains the different classifications of caramel and how they can be used in personal care formulations.

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.

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