Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 3 of 6)
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.
Jun 21, 2011
Impact Colors Inc. has launched a line of synthetic mica-based pigments with low heavy metal content and bright colors.
Jun 13, 2011
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.
Mar 24, 2011 | Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC
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.
Jan 10, 2011
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.
May 27, 2010 | Eric Abrutyn, TPC2 Advisors Ltd., Inc.
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 1, 2010
Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will introduce bold effect pearlescent pigments for eye makeup at In-Cosmetics in Paris.
Mar 30, 2010 | Yelena Lipovetskaya, Cospheric LLC
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.
Mar 2, 2010 | Anthony J. O'Lenick, Jr., Siltech LLC
Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between a dye and a pigment, touching upon solubility and affinity for a substrate.
Oct 21, 2009
EMD Chemicals Inc. has added a silver white pigment based on synthetic fluorphlogopite coated with titanium dioxideto its product line to impart shimmer and luster to color cosmetics and in skin care applications.
Apr 15, 2009
Based on calcium sodium borosilicate coated with titanium dioxide and iron oxides, this pigment exhibits color strength and purity that transforms into a luxurious gold shade.
Apr 1, 2009
Photoluminescent diamonds have been encapsulated in a spherical polymer, rendering a soft-focus particle with both photoluminescent and color-correcting attributes.