Sensegood spectrophotometer for color measurement and quality - consistency control in beauty products – cosmetics

FDA defines a cosmetic as a product intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance. [1] Color is a key property of a cosmetic product to determine the attractiveness for consumers and, therefore, it’s essential for successful marketing. Cosmetics is a sector with a strong growth, due to increasing concern with body image motivated by the popularity of social media. [2]

It is imperative that every batch offered for sale should be uniform in tint and in agreement with the manufacturer’s own standard. A woman, who finds that her second box of powder or rouge differs in tint from the first, although sold under the same tint and brand name, is not likely to purchase a third. [3]

Benefits of using Sensegood spectrophotometer for color measurement in cosmetics industry:
  • Helps in repeating formulations every time in batch to batch production
  • Offers advantages of instrumental color measurement over human visual estimate
  • Complete solution for right selection of ingredients to finalizing the appearance of finished product
  • Skin color measurement: It measures facial and palette color, and assists in finding the best suitable match
  • Color measurements to eliminate any off-colored batch going into the market
  • Scientific approach in production improves product’s market acceptability
  • Building and maintaining a brand of repute by ensuring the color consistency
  • Choose and maintain consistent color for your beauty product’s packaging

References :

  1. Cosmetics Overview, Sept 14, 2018, Food and Drug Administration (FDA), USA.
  2. The chemistry of cosmetics, review by Dr Oliver Jones and Prof Ben Selinger, AM, Australian Academy of Science.
  3. Cosmetics and Skin Colour Matching, James Bennett, 3rd April 2018.

This article is about spectrophotometer or full spectrum colorimeter for color measurement in beauty and cosmetics products.