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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, sparkling effect pigments 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 
Special effect pigments from our Moonshine™ range for striking visual effects 
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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Very Peri Amusements Colour Palette with Croda's Moonshine Effect Pigments

Very Peri Amusements Colour Palette with Crodas Moonshine Effect Pigments
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Moonshine™ Effect Pigments

Our Moonshine Effect Pigments range consists of five distinct product series which showcase quality borosilicate-based pigments that offer the opportunity to create striking visual effects in formulation. These borosilicate pigments allow for brilliant colour transmission, impressive colour intensity and dazzling gloss, providing formulations with the unique and innovative effects desired by the Personal Care industry; not only for colour cosmetics, but also for many other applications in areas such as Skin Care, Sun Care and Hair Care.
 
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The latest trend in colour cosmetics

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When make-up becomes skin care and vice versa

According to a recent NPD Group report, 90% of all US women using make-up reported using some with skincare benefits. Stay at the top of the trend, watch our Hybrid Make-up webinar and discover how colour cosmetics can bring long-term benefits to your skin.

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