When it comes to cosmetics, it is all about colours. Customers choose cosmetics based on the colour/s they love the most.
Colours are available in dyes and pigments. Dyes are usually organic colours and pigments are synthetic colours. These cosmetic colour types are chosen based on the colour combination and finish required. Also, certain colours types for cosmetics are selected depending on the application area such as eyes, lips etc. and the effect desired.
Cosmetics is a competitive industry with ample number of branded and non-branded product variants available in the market. Therefore, additives are added to cosmetic colours for creation of specialized cosmetics that have fluorescent colours, colour-changing effect, glitter effect etc. Again, colours can be water-soluble or oil soluble for cosmetics.
For cosmetics, most colours have to be certified colours. For colours made from organic sources, certifications may not be required but compliance rules need to be followed. Extreme care is taken to manufacture colours by established manufacturers.
The ultimate goal of cosmetic colours is to give the customers more colour options to make them look and feel great while giving them a safe product to use.
Today, Pharma industry uses colours more than ever. Pharma manufacturers understand the importance of pharmaceutical colours and continue to use it in medicines widely.
Colour coated medicines are useful because they are attractive and help to differentiate medicines for the end users. Moreover, colours add an aesthetic appeal to the medicine that makes it easier for patients to consume it. Medicines such as tablets are colour coated and available in various shapes for medical practitioners to easily identify them. Since most of the medicines are consumed, pharmaceutical colours are usually edible.
Some of the common properties of pharma colours are good dispersion, consumption safety and high purity. Pharmaceutical colours are available in organic and inorganic variants. Water soluble colourants are used in pharma as well. These colours are manufactured in accordance with strict rules set by the authorities of the country where the pharmaceutical products are to be used.
Colours used in pharma are chosen based on extensive research and are finalized only after testing as per set guidelines. Applications of Pharmaceutical colours include Coated Tablets and Gelatin Capsules.