Face powder and its characteristics

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Face powder and its characteristics
« on: May 18, 2012, 11:03:11 AM »


   Face powder:

              A face powder is basically a cosmetic product that has its prime function is to complement skin color by imparting a velvet like finish. It should also enhance the appearance of the skin by masking the shine due to the secretion of a sebaceous and sweat glands. Face powders both the loose and the cake or pressed powder, is a blend of white pigments, tinted and perfumed.


   Characteristics of face powder:

   The powder must be opaque enough to mask the shine but not so opaque that it imparts a mask like appearance.
   It imparts a smooth velvet-like finish by masking any shine due to the secretion of the sebaceous and sweat glands.
   It must possess reasonably lasting properties in order to avoid the necessity of frequent re-powdering.
   It must be adherent to the skin.
   Reasonably resistant to the mixed secretions of the skin.
   Through intimate contact of its perfume-laden particles over a warm and relatively large area it should disseminate a pleasant odour.