SKINTONE are skin-toned effect pigments that breath new life into skin-toned facial cosmetics by means of simultaneously enhancing and correcting skin tones. In color cosmetics, their pure, rich colors and unique dimensionality provide a more muted, sophisticated glamour than traditional mica-based effect pigments.
SKINTONES in skin-toned cosmetics behave differently than traditional metal oxide coated mica effect pigments. In skin-toned liquids, powders and crèmes, SKINTONE will perform as an ultra-pure colorant with a variable but unifying luminosity.
SKINTONE pigments are dual-action color enhancers and correctors. They enhance natural skin color (according to the product) while at the same time neutralizing uneven pigmentation and undertones. The corrective mechanism involves the products’ transmission colors. These pigments contain an absorption colorant deposited on either a mica substrate or an interference pearl base, providing a much more intense and rich color effect. The transmission colors are opposite to the reflection colors and therefore tone down a range of uneven pigmentation. The result is a single color dramatically enhanced through the reflection color complementing the transition color.
These pigments contain an absorption colorant deposited on either a mica substrate or an interference pearl base, providing a much more intense and rich color effect. In grades using an interference base, the colorant is selected to reinforce the reflection color of the interference pigment. The result is a single color dramatically enhanced through the reflection color complementing the transition color.
Small concentrations of a SKINTONES in skin-toned cosmetics may transform these products into stand-alone facial cosmetics. SKINTONES will impart just the right color and glow to skin-toned cosmetics, whether a moisturizer, foundation, powder or bronzer. The pure color and dimensionality of the SKINTONES will, given the right formulation, also transit through to successive base and color cosmetics applied to the face (see chart below).
The use of SKINTONES will allow a skin-toned cosmetic to stand on its own or be used with additional layers of facial cosmetics. For the consumer on the go who wants a quick, easy and immediate fix, any of these products with the right touch of color and effect, used alone or in combination, can be very beneficial. Use of any one product does not preclude use of others. SKINTONES in the right concentrations will help integrate successive layers of base and color on the face.