Sun Chemical has launched two color travel effect pigments, Reflecks MD Midnight Cherry and Reflecks MD Midnight Sapphire (INCIs: Not Provided), which join the company’s Reflecks MultiDimensions product family.
These two blackened metallic-like effect pigments are based on calcium sodium borosilicate and utilize a multilayer technology to deliver intense chroma, color travel and sparkle, the company reports. Reflecks MD Midnight Cherry is designed to shift from red to green and Reflecks MD Midnight Sapphire, from blue to red.
The intensity of the color travel is enhanced by the built-in background color using a patent-pending process that embeds the absorption colorant into the coating layers. This treatment is said to eliminate the need for additional absorption colorants, depending on the cosmetic formula. This, in turn, helps to minimize staining on the skin. The process also makes formulating easier and faster, the company reports.
“We are proud of our research and development capabilities ...,” said Gabe Uzunian, head of development and expert services for Cosmetic Effect Pigments. “With the Reflecks Midnight family, we also introduce a new technology to embed D&C Black 2 in a borosilicate-based color variable pigment. As we create new processes like this one, we help shape next-level innovation for cosmetic effect pigments.”
“We launched the first Reflecks MultiDimensions over 15 years ago and are excited to add the new Reflecks MD Midnight products to this popular line,” said Diane Jansson, global business manager of cosmetics for the company. “As a leader in innovation, we not only deliver high-quality products but also bring cutting-edge processes to the cosmetics market, as with our new process.”