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How to confirm the pigment powder is cosmetic grade or industrial grade

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Update time : 2022-06-09 15:37:45
As an Effect pigment Manufacturer and Supplier, cosmetics is one of the most important application areas of Orcheer’s effect pigment. After long-term cooperation with cosmetics manufacturers, we have a clearer understanding of what regulations and restrictions the pigments used in the cosmetics industry must comply with. Therefore, for all pigments that are expected to be used in cosmetics, we have adopted clear standards from the selective purchasing of raw materials, production process control, sample testing, mass production goods sampling, and packaging, which are different from other application fields. These standards produce Orcheer luxury cosmetic grade pigment, include cosmetic grade multi chrome pigment, colored chameleon pearl pigment, color coated pearl pigment, cosmetic grade Glitter, holographic pigment…

Almost every day, customers or distributors ask me: Do your pigments comply with the regulations of cosmetic raw materials? Can I use your pigment powder to make soap, eye shadow, lip gloss, nail polish, bath bomb and cosmetics? Is your mica powder cosmetic grade? We hope following items can effectively answer your questions, help you choose, purchase our pigments quickly and use them correctly.

1.  According to the location of your factories, and the target market country/region of your products, confirm whether the products you plan to produce are cosmetics. If your answer is “Yes”, then cosmetic grade pigments is recommended
Different countries have different definitions of cosmetics. In the United States, FD&C Act defines cosmetics by their intended use, as "articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body...for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance". Obviously, in the United States, nail polish and bath bomb belong to cosmetics, while soaps are special, a few soaps with special ingredients and uses are not included in cosmetics. For more information, you can visit the official website of FDA, or contact with our sales team. The European Union clearly state that “Cosmetics range from everyday hygiene products such as soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste to luxury beauty items including perfumes and makeup.”
In addition, even if your products are not cosmetics, but when they are related to food contact products, children's products, medical supplies etc., we may also recommend cosmetic grade pigments.

2. According to the cosmetic raw material regulations of your country, confirm whether the pearl pigment you want to buy belongs to or contains color additives that are subject to certification.
Take the application of pearlescent pigment in cosmetics industry in U.S.A. as an example
Series Main Chemical Ingredients
Silver white pearl pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide.
Interference pearl pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide.
Metallic pearl pigment Mica, Iron oxide.
Golden pearl pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxide.
Colored pearl pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide, Organic pigment.
Chameleon pearl pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxide.
Magnetic pearl pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxide.
Colored chameleon pigment Mica, Titanium dioxide, Iron oxide, Organic pigment.
As per relevant regulation of US FDA, organic pigment is “Color additives that are subject to certification”, Mica, Titanium dioxide and Iron oxide are listed as “Color additives that are exempt from certification” , from this, we can preliminarily know that: Except for “Colored pearl pigment” and “ Colored chameleon pigment”, all other series of Orcheer pearlescent pigment comply with the US cosmetic raw material regulations.
For “Recolored pearl pigment” and “Colored chameleon pigment”, the organic pigment they contain determine whether they can be used to produce related cosmetics. Our sales team will be glad to provide Chemical Ingredient List of Orcheer pearl pigment, and the latest List of FDA allowed color additives, including straight colors and lakes. To help you confirm whether our pigment is ok for your cosmetics.

3. About heavy metals and microbial content in pearl pigment
To ensure the safety and health of consumers, cosmetic products have clear restrictions on the contents of heavy metals and microorganisms. The production of pearl pigments doesn’t use heavy metal materials, but as impurities in metals and minerals, trace amounts of heavy metals may exist in any kind of pearlescent pigments. Then, when you plan to produce cosmetics, base on the additive ratio of Orcheer pearl pigment in your cosmetic product, and the total value of heavy metals and microorganisms contained in other ingredients, you can calculate and clarify the limit values of heavy metals and microorganisms in Orcheer’s effect pigments.

4. Main differences between Orcheer Cosmetic grade & Standard grade pigments:

In general, confirming whether a pigment can be used to produce cosmetics, its not a simple matter to check if it belongs to our Cosmetic grade pigment or not, it needs to be considered in combination with country of production, sales area of finished product, how it is used and which part of human body it will applied on. Orcheer will be very happy to customize pearlescent pigment for your specific cosmetics according to your detailed requirements

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