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Do you know how cosmetics are made?

Hey readers, only lipstick, mascara, few foundations and eye liner could be introduced in this topic as it will become lengthy to explain in correct & required details, follow our future blogs for cosmetics manufacturing process management. 

Lipsticks with glittering effects were primarily made using a pearlescent material found in fish scales. Matte lipsticks include more filling agents like silica however do not have a lot of emollients. Creme lipsticks have supplementary waxes than oils. Sheer and long lasting lipsticks hold more oil, while long lasting lipsticks in addition contain silicone oil, which seals the colors to the wearer’s lips. Glossy lipstick contains more oil to give a shiny finish to the lips.


In mascara, cosmetics manufacturers create an emulsion consisting of water and various oils, waxes and pigments. Since it is used about the eyes, it’s essential that mascara contain no contaminants or irritants. Cosmetics makers employ difficult mixing technologies to get stable emulsions, Smooth mixtures containing exceptionally tiny particles of both water and oils, with one uniformly dispersed within the other.



Considering product specification, cosmetics production employ refined mixing processes that is divided in many processes — such as the:

Hydration of thickening and suspending agents

Production of stable emulsions

Disintegration of solids

Dissolution of powders

Blending of liquids of different viscosities

Mixing of thickeners, rheology modifiers and stabilizers


Not only above, but all of these processes have to take place under planned, controlled, consistently reproducible, completely hygienic conditions. There are many standard from government side and awareness in market too such as mineral makeup. There are many benefits to mineral makeup. It is non-comedogenic, anti-inflammatory, virtually hypoallergenic, and it offers complete coverage for skin conditions like acne, rosaceous and redness. Also, it is composed of inert mineral that does not support bacteria and is not tested on animals.


Many beauty creams, foundation and primer can have silicon or alcohol based raw material. Silicone-based make-up uses a silicone composition and a blend of water and silicone — as the basic ingredient. The most typical silicones used are dimethicone, polysiloxane and volatile silicones such as cyclomethicone and phenyl trimethicone. The silicone provides lubrication and viscosity at a level equal to, or often, even better than oil allowing a product to apply and blend over the skin smoothly and evenly. Alcohol based uses a blend of water and denatured alcohol as the base, with pigment added to it. Developed by Erno Laszlo for problematic skin, it eliminated emollient and binding agent that could clog pores and needs to be shaken before use.


Traditional wax-based eye liners are made from about 20 components. About 50% by weight are waxes, Japan wax, fats, or related soft materials that easily glide on to the skin. Stearyl heptanoate is found in most cosmetic eyeliner. Typical pigments include black iron oxides, as well as smaller amounts of titanium dioxide and Prussian blue.





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