In color cosmetics where water, smudge, and transfer resistance are critical, Eastman AQ™ polymers are invaluable ingredients to the formulator. These multipurpose film formers provide improved performance in all the resistance properties essential in applications such as foundation, eyeliner, and mascara.
Eastman Sustane™ SAIB and Eastman SAIB-90 are excellent choices for lipstick formulations because of their superior pigment dispersing capability and compatibility with many of the oils used in lipstick. Additionally, they improve transfer resistance, a critical characteristic in lipstick, lip gloss, and lip liner formulations.
Foral™ 85-E CG, Foral 105-E CG, and Foralyn™ 5020-F CG hydrogenated rosinates and Regalite™ R1100 CG hydrocarbon resin are also excellent options for lipstick and other lip care formulations. In addition to contributing to gloss and adhesion, they offer a wide range of solubility and compatibility with other cosmetics ingredients.
Eastman GEM™ 2-ethylhexyl palmitate is a high quality ester for use in color cosmetics and skin care applications. Eastman GEM™ retinyl linoleate is a high-purity antiaging ingredient that increases ease of formulation and offers excellent performance. Both have the added benefit of sustainable manufacturing.
Other color cosmetics ingredients include cellulose esters, coalescing aids and plasticizers, and solvents to improve gloss, hardness, and dry times in nail polishes and lacquers.
Performance attributes of Eastman ingredients for the color cosmetics industry:
- Smudge and transfer resistance
- Superior pigment dispersion
- Improved gloss
- Better adhesion
- Compatible with many lipstick oils
- Great solubility and compatibility with other ingredients
- Improved gloss, hardness, and dry times in nail polishes and lacquers
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