CSP103 - Pigments, Powders and Poured Products

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Last revision date 2018-04-18 13:32:13.251
Last review date 2018-04-18 13:32:13.251

Subject Title
Pigments, Powders and Poured Products

Subject Description
Students will investigate colour theory and the techniques used to evaluate colour. The types of pigments used to produce coloured cosmetic products and the jurisdictional regulations pertaining to the use of different pigments will be examined.  Students will learn formulation strategies and practice using equipment employed in the manufacture of pigmented powders and wax-based products.

Credit Status
One credit towards the Cosmetic Science Ontario Graduate Certificate Program.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:


  1. Describe optical properties of cosmetic products using industry specific terminology.
  2. Use quality control parameters to evaluate color consistency in powdered products or lipstick.
  3. Manufacture pigmented powder products according to specified technical parameters with blenders, mills and presses.
  4. Formulate a pigmented product for the consumer market that meets regional regulations.
  5. Justify the selection of pour processes for wax-based products in a manufacturing environment.

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