|Colour is one of the most important features in cosmetic products.
PROQUIMAC FOOD & PHARMA is a specialised firm in supplying dyes and
pigments for different applications, being specially important the
fields of food, cosmetics and pharmacy. |
PROQUIMAC FOOD & PHARMA offers to the cosmetics manufacturers a wide
range of dyes adapted to the wide variety of products that
conforms the cosmetics market.
To classify the products we make two groups:
■ Soluble dyes: They can be soluble in water, oils, alcohol or in
cases in other solvents. They are used in personal care products
require soluble colours as liquid soaps, shampoos, depilatory waxes,
perfumes and lotions, mouth and teeth care products, sun creams and
skin care and treatment creams and emulsions. We can subdivide them
in other two types:
▪ Natural colours: Extracted from animal or vegetable first
materials. Their use gives an additional value to the products
because nowadays customers are very concerned about natural
▪ Synthetic colours: Organic colours obtained by chemical
They have some advantages in front of natural colours: better
stability, wider range of colours and more competitive prices.
■ Pigments: Products not soluble in the media in which they are
applied. They colour by dispersion. Used mainly in decorative
cosmetics. PROQUIMAC FOOD & PHARMA offers also two types:
▪ Inorganic pigments: Products that having a synthetic origin in
order to achieve greater purity and better price, are analogous to
mineral products and consequently offer a range of colours with
natural shades very appreciated in cosmetics.
▪ Organic pigments: Obtained by industrial synthesis, cover all
spectra of colours, offering more brilliant shades than inorganic
pigments. PROQUIMAC FOOD & PHARMA manufactures Conalake, aluminium
lakes of synthetic food colours, offering a wide range of colours
the possibility of making new developments together with the
to obtain new shades for new products.
Besides aluminium lakes, PROQUIMAC FOOD & PHARMA offers other
pigments widely used in decorative cosmetic field.
Color charts are only a guide, final shade depends upon dosage, type
of final product and manufacturing process.
All these colours are included in the Directive 76768EEC Annex
and subsequent amendments and, consequently, are allowed to be used
as cosmetic colours. The products that have an E-number are allowed
also as food colours.