Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye

BASF Highlights Color Pallette

Apr 15, 2015

BASF's “Ancient Wisdom,” a trend from its “Color Trends 2016” collection revolves around ideals of beauty and ideologies of the ancient world.

BASF Presents Gold Mica for Sparkle and Glow

Apr 8, 2015

In addition to its range of gold pearls, the company launched Chione Celestial Gold, a new generation of gold synthetic mica with a pure white gold shade, able to give cosmetics from lip gloss to body serum a shimmering glow and shine.

Induchem Creates Extra Small Visual Beads Naturally

Jul 22, 2014

Induchem used its unique manufacturing system to create small spherical beads from cellulose and sugar that provide visual effects in cosmetic formulas.

Impact Colors Adds New Pigments to Fiesta Colors Line

Jan 28, 2014

Impact Colors is introducing 16 new shades to its Fiesta Colors line. The new colors give formulators the chance to create cleaner, more brilliant face, eye, and nail formulations.

Bioactive Proliposome-coated Mica for Facial Powders

Mar 1, 2012Malyn 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 and lightening effects. The treated mica is incorporated into facial powder for skin-smoothing, -moisturizing and -lightening properties, which are evaluated here.

Caramel as a Natural Colorant

Jun 1, 2010Eric 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.

Solid Polyethylene Microspheres for Effects in Color Cosmetics

Apr 1, 2010Yelena 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.