Under the brand name Xirona, Merck KGaA has developed several color travel pigments based on mica and silica for innovative pearlescent pigments. Xirona Golden Sky is represented by a high luster and color travel that changes depending on the angle.
Bi-functional pigments starring Timiron BF-1001 combine the properties of pearl luster pigments with the microbiological stabilization of cosmetic formulations.
The development of the Timiron BF-1001 pigment improves the microbiological stability of cosmetic formulations and multi-purpose skin care activities and provides a safe toxicological profile and easy formulation.
Timiron BF-1001 provides microbiological stabilization. Tests show that cosmetic formulations with 2% Timiron BF-1001 showed very encouraging results. Because Timiron BF-1001 influences the overproduction of microorganisms of the normal skin microflora, it is ideal for skin care products.
Timiron BF-1001 has a particle size range of 5–25 µm. According to the company, it can be easily incorporated into water and oil based systems, and is pH and thermally stable. More info: www.emdchemicals.com.