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.
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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ChromaPur CV2 is a high quality and unique cellulose powders offering a sustainable and functional alternative to plastic microbeads.
ChromaPur CV7 is a high quality and unique cellulose powders offering a sustainable and functional alternative to plastic microbeads.
Designed to deliver rapid results, NailHero is an encapsulated nail care complex with proven efficacy in nail polish systems.
Arlasense V5, with its vegan suitable* credentials, can deliver functionality, aesthetics and ethics all in one ingredient. It has an appealing sensory, high degree of skin spreading and wide pH tolerance....
A soft, buttery solid with no odor and a low melting point, Liquiwax PolyIPL is a novel, high molecular weight polymeric ester that provides conditioning, emolliency and cushion to the skin. It is a synthetic...
NG Shea unsaponifiable
NG Shea unsaponifiable™ is a new grade of shea butter obtained by an innovative sustainable process which allows high concentration of unsaponifiables. It promises a golden repair to the lips, in only...
OleoCraft MP-30 is an oil structuring polymer that creates impressive films on the skin, lip and eyelash, delivering water and wear resistance benefits across a variety of colour cosmetic and sun care...
Cropure Mango Butter
Cropure Mango Butter has an unique sensory and has excellent stability against oxidation and rancid odour from interfering scent system of the product in long term.
Hybrid make-up trend webinar
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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