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Colour cosmetics ingredients

Colour cosmetics is a broad term that encompasses different categories of make-up products designed for everything from skin and cheeks to eyes and lips. Make-up has been used for centuries to enhance overall physical appearance, conceal flaws or define features. In more recent years, it has been recognised that colour cosmetic formulations can help improve mental wellbeing, by empowering consumers and boosting self-confidence. 

Consumers love experimenting with colour, whether for personal expression, disguising perceived imperfections or highlighting natural beauty. At Croda, it is our passion to support you in your developments to inspire consumers in their creative use of colour cosmetics.

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Why choose Croda for your colour cosmetic developments?

Croda provides solutions for several facets of colour cosmetics such as effective pigment wetters, substantive film-formers and rheology modifiers for playful formats. Our technology can also enhance the performance and feel of all types of make-up formulations. So why choose Croda for your colour cosmetic developments?

• Sustainable chassis ingredients that provide structure, emolliency and emulsification
• Functional ingredients to deliver moisturisation, durability and vibrancy
• Actives to provide skincare benefits and more
• Botanical extracts and oils to meet the latest market trends 
• UV filters for SPF claims and protection from UV-induced ageing
• Ingredients to deliver sensorial dimensions to formulations

Combining our unique product portfolio along with our formulation know-how we have the expertise to elevate your formulations to the next level. Check out our catalogue of formulations in our formulation finder for inspiration. 
 

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