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  • Suspending pigments

    Posted by Nikifarokhi on January 2, 2020 at 7:30 pm

    Hi there,
    Dose somebody know how pigments can be suspended without changing the color of a cream?
    To clear it, I’ve faced a cc cream in which the pigments suspended separately ( I could see the black, yellow and red  pigments while the cream was white). Then  while I was robbing the cream on my hand, the color of the cream turned red/the skin color as usual foundations.
    I would be glad if somebody advised me how I can suspend pigments in this way.

    Nikifarokhi replied 4 years, 1 month ago 3 Members · 4 Replies
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  • bellbottom

    March 6, 2020 at 2:19 pm

    Did you blend the pigments together before you incorporated them into the cream? Seems like you didn’t, which is why you see streaks of individual colors. 

  • Nikifarokhi

    March 10, 2020 at 6:25 pm

    I’ve bought the product, it is on the market. I just don’t know whether there is a logic behind its manufacturing or it is just a manufacturing gaffe. 

    Could Granulation processing used in pharmacutical factories for producing tablets be applied? 

  • EVchem

    March 10, 2020 at 7:13 pm

    There are cosmetic beads that will release color when pressure breaks  them open, several suppliers offer them (Givaudan, Sanddream, Salvona)
    MicroBead™ ColorFx (White to Yellow)

    We used them in a product where a customer wanted a ‘shade matching’ cream, ie you stop rubbing when you hit the desired color

  • Nikifarokhi

    March 13, 2020 at 2:03 pm

    Thank you so much for your response

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