Colour cosmetics

Merck brings pioneering pigment technologies to Africa

Merck-beauty-of-Asia-kitIn sub-Saharan Africa, Merck has been active since 1971, though recent developments within the global company have seen it earmarking Africa for considerable growth and expansion.

Candelilla wax alternatives from KahlWax

Candelilla-wax-discsKahlWax, a leading specialist in natural waxes such as beeswax, carnauba and candelilla wax, has realised the need to develop favourable alternatives to candelilla wax. This is as a result of the poor yield of crude candelilla wax in 2014 due to very wet weather conditions in Mexico.

Nature’s decoration in colour cosmetics

Natural-powder-pigmentsThe global demand for natural colours in cosmetics continues to grow with increased belief among consumers of the perceived side effects associated with prolonged use of some synthetic colouring compounds. This is also driven by the current trend towards natural and organic ingredients in cosmetics.

Multifunctional colour cosmetics are the way forward

IMCD uses the latest materials to develop innovative make-upAs consumers’ demands change and their expectations increase, Dr Barbara Brockway looks at where colour cosmetics are headed.

A cut above the rest with perfect texture

Manufacturers of colour cosmetics need to be fit enough to keep up with the pace of new developments as well as offer superb quality if they are to fight off the competition.In the dynamic and crowded arena of colour cosmetics, manufacturers of these products need to be agile enough to keep up with the pace of new developments as well as offer superb quality if they are to fight off the competition.

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