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.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

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Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.