Pigment effects can have a profound influence on color formulations, not to mention their appeal to consumers; BASF chemists identified two new uses of these special effect pigments that play into trendy applications.
Metallic pigments can, at times, fall short of high gloss or color saturation. Compared with single-layer effect pigments, metallic effect pigments containing a multilayer technology can provide bolder and more vibrant properties, according to James Newhouse and Stephanie Biagini, BASF Colors & Effects chemists.
Interference effect pigments can be utilized to give the appearance of a more even skin tone and reduce the look of redness and dark under-eye circles. The angle-dependent nature and transparency of these pigments modulate the color for certain skin tones, as was presented by Biagini and David Funk, BASF Colors & Effects chemist.
BASF's research was presented at the Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting & Technology Showcase on Dec. 11-12, 2018, in New York.