Cosmetic Color Additives: Properties and Regulatory Aspects

Date : 
Monday, September 18, 2017
Your Office

Color is essential to marketability and consumer appeal of color cosmetics, skin care and hair care products. Because cosmetic color additives are regulated in almost every country in the world, formulators and regulatory personnel should have a thorough understanding of the laws governing their use. Knowledge of the physical and chemical properties of the wide range of cosmetic colorants is needed to achieve optimum results in products.

Join the Council and expert speakers Gabriel Uzunian of BASF and Jane Hollenberg of JCH Consulting as the cover:

  • An introduction to the worldwide regulations that govern the cosmetic use of color additives.
  • Categories of permitted uses for color additives including general cosmetic, eye area, and ingested use.
  • The regulatory status, physical properties, and chemistry of conventional (absorption) colorants as applied to personal care product formulation with the emphasis on their suitability and performance.
  • The properties, optics, and application characteristics of effect pigments.
  • The regulatory aspects for effect combination pigments and how they related to regulations governing color additives globally.
Gab has been with BASF in various technical roles for the past 26 years, supporting technical aspects of effect pigments.  He is currently Head, Global Development and Expert Service, Cosmetic Effect Pigments for BASF Colors and Effects.  In his current capacity, he is responsible for coordinating global development activities for the cosmetic effect pigment product portfolio, as well as expert services and technical support of BASF’s effect pigments in color and care applications.  Prior to this role, he worked in the cosmetic industry for over 20 years, holding various positions of increasing responsibility in R&D at both marketing and private label firms.  During this time, he worked primarily with decorative cosmetics, both from the development and manufacturing aspects of make-up and personal care products.
Jane has over forty years’ experience in the cosmetic industry, working with fillers, pigments, and pigmented products at Coty, Revlon, and Rona. Since 1996, she has operated JCH Consulting to provide services in the formulation, scale up, and troubleshooting of pigmented cosmetics. She has taught in the education programs of the SCC, FDU, and CFPA and serves as a member of the Personal Care Product Council's Color Additive Committee.

For more information contact Ashley Hylton at or 202-454-0361.