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Section: Cosmetic Ingredients > Colorant
Zooming in on HD Cosmetics: Soft-focus Effects
High definition images capture minute details on the face, thus allowing imperfections to be more noticeable. Several formulating techniques and ingredients exist to create cosmetics that impart a “soft focus” effect.
Feb 26th, 2018
The Depths of Hair Dyes: Understanding Users, Formulating Answers
The present article touches on misconceptions about ammonia- versus monoethanolamine-based hair dyes. It also analyzes the facts about these ingredients to arm formulators with both the consumer perspective and scientific rationale for ingredient choices.
Feb 9th, 2018
FDA Weighs in on Holographic Cosmetics
Holographic, iridescent and other special effect color additives have been allowed to shine in recent consumer trends. Click through for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's take on how these additives are regulated.
Dec 13th, 2017
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Formulary: Face Care
reports the face care market will register a modest CAGR of 4% between 2016 and 2020. However, multifunctional solutions, especially in color cosmetic formats, will raise the stakes in the game. As such, here we present our latest face care formulas for your consideration and adaption; perhaps to up the ante.
Sep 29th, 2017
Leveling Up: Passion Fruit Drives Color Cosmetics Into New Dimensions
Passion fruit seed extract is shown to exhibit antioxidant, skin whitening and sun protection capabilities in color cosmetics. This novel, natural and sustainable source for cosmetic actives demonstrates a near totality of claims for formulators and marketers.
Sep 29th, 2017
Shin-Etsu Silicones Introduces Multi-Dimensional TSPL-30-ID Film Former
Shin-Etsu Silicones has recently developed its new, multi-functional TSPL-30-IDsiliconized pullulan film former in isododecane. The patented TSPL-30-ID product offers simultaneous properties engineered to achieve anti-transfer benefits for long wear lip applications, comfort and a non-tacky feel without compromising the adhesion properties.
Shin Etsu Silicones Of America
Sep 18th, 2017
Cosmetics & Toiletries
Formulary: Foundation and Color
Autumn is around the corner for at least half of our readers, bringing with it dramatic color-change across the landscape. For others entering spring, the refreshed earth is awakening with color. In both cases, a color formulary seems appropriate; so we've included one here.
Sep 4th, 2017
In the Mind's Eye: Color Science to Expand the Multicultural Palette
In recent years, the demand for multicultural cosmetics has grown, putting pressure on formulators to extend the shade range of product offerings. The present article reviews the basics of color science, pigments and formulation concepts to support developers for this segment.
Sep 3rd, 2017
A Century of Cosmetic Regulation [Timeline]
The modern FDA began to take shape after color additive misuse came to light in
. Personal care regulation has come a long way in the century that followed—Click through to learn more.
Jul 11th, 2017
Read the Label: Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation
Physician's Formula Nude Wear Touch of Glow Foundation is a weightless fluid foundation that claims to provide skin with an illuminating veil of radiance. This column will review the ingredient listing for claims substantiation and functionality.
Jun 6th, 2017
Make the Color Connection: The Art and Science of Shade-matching with Pigments
Conveying the right color and imagery can fulfill consumer desires for a given persona. Making this color connection is up to not only consumers, but also product developers. This article describes tips and tricks to ensure shade-matching success.
Apr 26th, 2017
Patent Pick: Compact Powders Ready for Impact
Cosmetic powders are pressing contradiction: one benefit can be optimized but at the expense of another. That's where LVMH inventors come in, with a new formula to survive its own impact on the marketplace.
Feb 28th, 2017
Soft-focus for the Selfie-obsessed: Eye Tracking to Improve Color Formula Development
In cosmetics, soft focus refers to the blurring of light to immediately correct the appearance of wrinkles and skin imperfections. This parameter can be affected by the refractive index of the emollients used, as well as formula volatility and the dispersion of fillers. The use of eye tracking, described here, can help the formulator quickly select the best-performing formulas.
Feb 24th, 2017
Patent Pick: Vanishing Act to Heal Scars and Wrinkles
Has your teen ever tried to put concealer over his/her zit cream? Or a raw wound? This inventor, from Beauty Blend, has a new trick to make unsightly wrinkles and scars heal as they disappear.
Dec 6th, 2016
Whatever Happened to Halal Cosmetics?
While analysts are left to sort through the question of "why" the halal segment is growing, cosmetic companies are moving forward with the "how."
Dec 1st, 2016
How Cephalopods Became Nature’s Master of Cosmetics
Cephalopods possess reflectin proteins, which is unique in the animal kingdom. Roger Hanlon, Ph.D., of Brown University spoke during the biomimicry session at the IFSCC Congress on inspirations like these from nature to inspire the development of color cosmetics.
Nov 2nd, 2016
Is the Damage Done? Reduce and Repair Hair Color Damage
This article explores the main changes to hair after regular use of permanent hair colorants and how these changes impact noticeable hair properties such as feel, styling, breakage, etc. It then considers several strategies to reduce the damage caused during hair coloring, or to minimize the impact of damage post-coloring.
Jun 18th, 2016
Brightness, High Chroma Effects Focus for New High-Performance Pigments
Providing luminosity and gold reflection, these pigments will brighten up your product.
Jun 1st, 2016
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