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How are pearlescent pigments added to cosmetics?

Mar 14, 2022

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How are pearlescent pigments added to cosmetics?

Pearlescent powder is an optically variable effect pigment composed of thin layers of various metal oxides covered with mica. Changing the thin layer of metal oxides can produce different pearlescent effects. The special surface structure, high refractive index and good transparency of pearlescent pigments can produce the same effect as pearlescent in transparent media. This color-changing pigment has non-toxic and gorgeous natural pearl luster, so it is widely used in the cosmetic industry, mainly used in the production of lipstick, foundation, liquid eyeliner, eye shadow, powder cake, lipstick and other cosmetics.

Pearlescent powder is divided into ordinary powdered pearlescent material and soft resin dispersed pearlescent ball, the main colors are silver, bright gold, metallic color, rainbow interference color, chameleon series and so on. Color-changing pigment manufacturers select pearlescent powder pigments with different particle sizes according to the direction of use and use effect. The smaller the particle size, the stronger the covering power, and the larger the particle size, the stronger the gloss. The pigment of pearl powder is mixed with more transparent materials, the more beautiful pearl can be produced, and it can also be mixed with transparent pigments and dyes to obtain appropriate shade, but not with opaque components and pigments with strong covering power. For example, titanium dioxide and iron oxide can affect the effect of pearlescent.

As a necessary thing for beauty lovers, cosmetics can make people more beautiful. With the improvement of people's living standards and quality of life, the pursuit of beauty is also increasing the pursuit of cosmetics. Eye shadow, pearlescent decorative primer, bronzer powder, blush, lipstick, lip gloss, lip glaze, nail polish, etc., began to add pearlescent pigments to make cosmetics show soft and rich pearlescent. The pearlescent pigments added to pearlescent cosmetics are arranged in parallel with fine flakes of high refractive index, and these flakes reflect part of the incoming light, resulting in a pearlescent effect.

In the production of cosmetics, pearlescent pigments can give full play to their color-enhancing effects from the outer packaging to the contents. 3% of the powder, lipstick, eye shadow, nail polish, and mist binder can be added to the substrate to produce a glossy finish. Very charming. Pearlescent pigments other types of surfactants have good solubility, show stable pearlescent effect and thickening cooking function, non-toxic, non-irritating to the skin, and can be used with confidence.