Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 3 of 6)

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.

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.

Bold, Pearlescent Pigments for Eye Makeup

Sun Chemical Performance Pigments will introduce bold effect pearlescent pigments for eye makeup at In-Cosmetics in Paris.

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.

Comparatively Speaking: Dye vs. Pigment

Industry expert Tony O'Lenick explains the difference between a dye and a pigment, touching upon solubility and affinity for a substrate.

TiO2 Coated Fluorphlogopite for a Silver White Luster

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.

Metallic Surface-treated Pigments for Color Cosmetics

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.

Diamonds for a Soft Focus Effect

Photoluminescent diamonds have been encapsulated in a spherical polymer, rendering a soft-focus particle with both photoluminescent and color-correcting attributes.

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