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There is a fine line between a woman’s necessity and wants when it comes to buying lipsticks. While it may seem that Lipsticks are generally not supposed to be in the essential grocery shopping list, women can’t simply resist the urge of buying one or two to quench their longingness to look more beautiful. Who blames them. Lipsticks are simply pivotal in women’s lives. Even some countries celebrate National Lipstick Day patronizing lipstick products.
According to a survey, about 800-900 million lipsticks are sold every year in the world, which means that almost 2 million lipsticks are being manufactured everyday to meet this demand. Of course, lipsticks aren’t just mass produced without making sure it maintains its perfect palette colors, superb quality, and safety.
Ever care how lipsticks are made perfect? Ginhong is a leading manufacturer of Lipstick Mixers with years of experience solving mixing problems and providing the best solutions to make you feel confident about your choice of mixer and lipstick production.
In this section, we will look into how these ingredients physical and chemical properties affect production processes, specifically, the mixing process, as it is the heart of lipstick production. Lipsticks are basically composed of oil, wax and pigments in varying concentrations such as the following:
Oil: 50 – 70%
Wax: 20 – 30%
Pigment, Dye, Perfume: 5 – 15%
Oils give lipstick its physical gloss and provide lubrication when applying the lipstick on the lips. Castor oil is the most common, though synthetic oils are also used. Natural oils are used in a wide variety of cosmetic products and influence the sensory characteristics of the products.
The wax component is responsible for providing a solid, steady structure of the lipstick. Balancing the correct wax blend is an important consideration in the formulation. A number of different natural waxes are used, including beeswax. Beeswax is a natural compound secreted by bees and is widely used for dermatological products. This substance contains natural ingredients, which help retain moisture in the skin, especially helpful for dry chapped lips.
Other waxes such as Carnauba wax and Candelila wax can also be used. The melting point of the wax is an important attribute because it prevents the lipstick from melting too easily. Waxes also give emollient properties and glossiness. Waxes are very useful cosmetic ingredient based on their various advantageous properties.
Pigments and Dyes
Pigments and dyes are responsible for giving the lipstick its vibrant color. For example, Carmine red is a pigment derived from scale insects. Eosin is a dye which reacts with the amino group in the proteins of the skin to produce a dye red color. Titanium dioxide can be used to dilute colors and give pink shades.
The fragrant smell added to the lipstick serves its purpose of masking the smell of the chemicals present.
Other compounds such as the Capsaicin, found in chilli peppers, is sometimes added to the lipstick mixture as its skin irritant effect can induce plumping of the lips in small quantities.
Lipsticks are commonly manufactured in small batches. Proper mixing with the predetermined type mixer to be used, mixer speed, number agitators and number of blades and the manner of how it would be mixed are important aspects to decide upon when choosing the right kind of mixer for this application.
When all the raw materials have been acquired, they must be processed and manufactured together to make the final product. By combining oil and wax with colored pigments, the lipstick mixture is created.
The manufacturing process can be summarized as follows:
Consistent Product Quality and Stability
Ginhong Lipstick Mixers are capable of attaining uniform lipstick color, good gloss and good adhesive properties.
Fast and convenient of mixing, emulsifying and homogenizing components as compared to the length of time it takes to get the job done by other conventional mixers.
Fast Inherent Reaction Rates
Intense and enhanced chemical reaction with high degree of concentrated input energy that produce superior dispersion than traditional mixing methods.
Efficient dispersion highly enhances color strength.
Pigments can be easily dissolved.
Less Air Entrainment
The overall mixing system forms a close loop, meaning it prevents unwanted air from entering into the system. With less to no air entering the system, cavitation or formation of bubbles in a liquid, which causes blade damage, is prevented.
Reduced Waste and Sanitary
The mixer is equipped with a Scraper made of a Teflon or a non-stick coating. This material is easy to clean, hard to be dissolved in all solvents and can withstand high temperatures. The Scraper gathers material wastes which can be collected without process interruption.
Ginhong manufactures a wide variety of mixers with a great range of viscosities and applications. Their extensive range of pumps and process systems are designed to withstand extremities when delivering efficient metering, processing and analyzing.