Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 2 of 6)
Jun 5, 2013 | Rachel Grabenhofer
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.
May 1, 2013
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.
Apr 24, 2013
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.
Jan 22, 2013
Tagra Biotechnologies has launched a non-nano encapsulated carbon black for color cosmetic application.
Nov 13, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Aug 27, 2012
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.
Jul 10, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC, and Nick Morante, Nick Morante Cosmetic Consulting
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.
Mar 20, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Mar 6, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC, and Nick Morante, Nick Morante Cosmetic Consulting
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.
Mar 1, 2012 | Malyn Chulasiri, PhD, Better Way (Thailand) Co., Ltd and S&J International Enterprises PCL; and Pawinee Santiparaphop and Veerawat Teeranachaideekul, PhD, S&J International Enterprises PCL
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.
Feb 22, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC, and Nick Morante, Nick Morante Cosmetic Consulting
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?
Jan 25, 2012 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC; and Nick Morante, Nick Morante Cosmetic Consulting
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.