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Recent in Colorant/Pigment/Hair Dye (page 4 of 4)

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.

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