Cosmetic ingredient supplier Azelis takes a wide-ranging look at the various options available for formulators to achieve colour from many natural sources, with solutions ranging from minerals found in stones, plant seeds oils and flowers for use in powders, oils and extracts
Colour is defined as the property possessed by an object of producing different sensations on the eye as a result of the way it reflects or absorbs colours from the visible electromagnetic spectrum, or visible light in simpler terms. So if an object reflects all of the visible light it will appear white or if it absorbs all of the visible light then the object appears black.
Personal care formulators predominately work in the area between these two extremes where just some of the light is absorbed or reflected and a colour is achieved.
Are white or black really considered colours?
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