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Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 3 of 4)

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.

Comparatively Speaking: Natural- vs. Mineral-based Colorants

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick turns to Nick Morante of Nick Morante Consultants to explain the difference between natural colorants and mineral-based colorants with a special focus on iron oxides and the difference in the regulation of iron oxides in the United States and Europe.

Dual-tone Pearlescent Pigments for Eye Products

DayGlo Color Corp. has unveiled a range of dual-tone pearlescent pigments created for eye shadow formulations. Based on natural micas, the pigments shift color depending upon the angle at which they are viewed.

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