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COLOURSCAPING PERSONAL CARE

COLOURSCAPING PERSONAL CARE

The importance of personal hygiene and beauty cannot be undermined. Especially today when appearance is considered to be a major sign of confidence. Hence, the consumer of today is on a constant lookout for new products in the personal care category. Right from essentials like shampoos and body wash to cosmetics like kohl and lip […]

SURFACE TREATMENT: GOING BEYOND BASIC COSMETICS

SURFACE TREATMENT: GOING BEYOND BASIC COSMETICS

We will all agree – the consumer of today is spoilt for choice. Be it food, clothing, or cosmetics – there is an active shift from basic to premium. Informed with the power of internet, empowered with disposal income, and exposed to multiple options…one now seems to settle only for the best. This paradigm shift […]

FD&C Red 40 Lake

FD&C Red 40 Lake

Neelilake Allura Red Lake/ Neelicert FD & C Red 40 Lake Allowed in the list of approved colours under Rule 127 of the Drugs and  Cosmetics Rules, 1945 The FD & C Red 40 / Allura Red & their Aluminium Lakes are worldwide used in Food, Drugs & Cosmetic products by following various countrywise legislations. […]

The Many Shades of Safety

The Many Shades of Safety

Safety and application of colours in personal care Let’s be real. There’s no category as diverse as personal care. Right from handwash to soaps, and lipsticks to shampoos, personal care is an unmistakeable part of every one’s life. On an average, an adult uses approximately 9 personal care products – every day1. Yes. It might […]

PANTONE 2021- A COLOUR OF HOPE

PANTONE 2021- A COLOUR OF HOPE

PANTONE 17-5104 Ultimate Gray + PANTONE 13-0647 Illuminating When Pantone raised curtain on Colour of the Year 2021, the world couldn’t agree more. 2020- a dark year of dismay and heartbreak. From rising Covid cases to degrowing economy- everyone was faced with a challenge. What got us through the difficulties was our resilience, our will […]

OF EYES AND EXPRESSIONS: YEAR 2020

OF EYES AND EXPRESSIONS: YEAR 2020

Make up since its inception has been associated with beauty. However, as the lines between enhancing beauty, boosting confidence, and self-expression merged, it led to larger acceptance of make up cosmetics as a whole. Even when 2020 came with surprizes, it could not dampen this spirit of expression. As people adapt to the ‘new’ normal, […]

Dyes Pigments and the Environment

Dyes Pigments and the Environment

Impact of Indian Environmental Regulation on production of colourants. “You cannot escape the responsibility of tomorrow, by evading it today.”-Abraham Lincoln The presence of dyes and pigments across industry is undeniably huge. Their range of application is massive. It ranges from food, cosmetics, personal care, pharmaceuticals, textile, and goes on and on. The increasing demands […]

The bright side synthetic aesthetics.

The bright side synthetic aesthetics.

Colours- vivid, bright, beautiful, everywhere! Thanks to the introduction of synthetic colours, dyes, and pigments in the market, today, we see a boom in every industry.Food, cosmetics, personal care, fashion- colours rule everywhere. Taking a look back at the history, natural sources like plants, leaves, fruits, and invertebrates were used to impart colours in paintings […]

Colours v/s Colours

Colours v/s Colours

Limitation on use natural v/s synthetic colours Ever since its inception, the world has seen colours in all its forms. From fabrics and painting, to make-up and medicine, colours have been evidently present. The use of berries, barks, wood, lichen- literally anything that could impart colour has, for good reasons, changed with evolving times. Natural […]

Hues to Drive Away the Blues

Hues to Drive Away the Blues

Use of colouring excipients to enhance aesthetic appearance of medicines Imagine, you have a headache. The doctor prescribes you a pill. Round and white. Now, imagine being prescribed a similar pill as a painkiller, anti-biotic, anti-fungal, too, in the same shape, colour, and size! Wouldn’t you be baffled while looking at your first-aid kit, trying […]

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