Pigments in cosmetics refer to finely ground, insoluble particles that are used to provide color to various makeup products. These pigments are typically derived from natural sources or synthetically manufactured.
What are the 2 types of pigments used in cosmetics?
Cosmetic pigments are coloring agents used to impact hues in various cosmetic formulations, from makeup products such as nail polishes and lipsticks to personal care items like soap. The cosmetic pigments market is bifurcated broadly into two types, organic and inorganic.
What does highly pigmented makeup mean?
High pigmented lipsticks tend to last longer because consumers use less of the product when they put it on. Because the lipstick is so pigmented, they can be applied with just one swipe and tend to last longer.
What percentage of pigment is in foundation?
Products with medium coverage have 10-15 percent pigment. Full coverage is very opaque, and used to cover birthmarks, vitiligo, hyperpigmentation and scars. It is sometimes referred to as “corrective” or “camouflage” make-up. Products with full or high coverage contain over 15% pigment.
Are pigments in makeup safe?
In most cases, it's actually the opposite. Mineral compounds have no reported adverse health effects when used in cosmetics, while certain synthetic dyes/pigments are linked to irritation when applied to the skin and in serious cases, cancer.
Are there different qualities of mica powder?
It can have different properties depending on the specific rock it is derived from and how it is processed. For example, to give mica an earthy, golden color, iron dioxide is added. Covering mica in titanium dioxide allows it to reflect all colors of the rainbow. Even the size of the particles makes a difference.