The Importance of Color Consistency In Cosmetics

Color is what enables artists to turn a blank canvas into a masterpiece or a white wall into the focal point of a room. While many of us may not have the artistic ability of these professionals, we do paint our own canvases every morning, noon and night. Women and men have the ability to turn their faces from pale to sun-kissed tan with the swipe of a brush, going from a natural daytime glow to a sparkly dramatic look for nights out on the town, all through the use of their endless cosmetic supply. Learn more >




Keeping it Fabulous: Spectrophotometry Shines In Cosmetic Quality Assurance

When it comes to cosmetics, color is everything. Whether you’re looking for a dramatic smoky eye shadow, or to simply enhance your natural skin tone a shade lighter or darker can change the entire look. In fact, most cosmetic consumers will find a color palette they like and continue to purchase colors that work best for them. That is why repeatability in cosmetic production is absolutely vital, as it will increase both brand loyalty and sales. Read more >






What Is Gloss And How Do You Measure It?

What do a shiny clean car and a fresh manicure have in common? They both have an irresistible shine that catches the eye! What do we have to thank for this lustrous glow? Gloss. Gloss is the attribute of surfaces that causes them to have a shiny or metallic appearance. Just as color speaks to the mind, gloss does too. Whether it is the magazines we read or the cars we drive, no one can deny the appeal of a glossy surface. Gloss is a significant aspect of the visual perception of objects and is widely measured across numerous industries. Read more >


Understanding Gloss Standards & Units

Gloss is measured by an instrument called a glossmeter which assigns a gloss unit (GU) to a specified surface. The GU scale of a glossmeter is based on a highly polished, reference black glass standard with a defined refractive index having a specular reflectance of 100 GU at the specified angle. Read more >


Color & Appearance Seminar >
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May 17, 2016 - Cleveland, OH
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> The Importance of Color Consistency In Cosmetics

> Keeping it Fabulous: Spectrophotometry Shines In Cosmetic Quality Assurance

> What Is Gloss And How Do You Measure It?

> Understanding Gloss Standards & Units





CM-5 Bench-Top Spectrophotometer

An advanced all-in-one system, the CM-5 Spectrophotometer is a bench-top measurement instrument designed to evaluate the color and appearance of opaque, transparent, and translucent samples. Learn more >




CM-700D Spectrophotometer

The CM-700d Spectrophotometer is a handheld, portable measurement instrument designed to evaluate the color and appearance of samples very small to large in size, including objects with flat, shaped, or curved surfaces. This high precision, reliable spectrophotometer allows users to evaluate, reproduce, and control the color of pigments and dyes in a more effective, streamlined process. Learn more >


NYSCC Suppliers' Day - Booth #T510
May 10, 2016
Edison, NJ

At Booth #T510, Konica Minolta Sensing will exhibit high performance color measurement and color control solutions for all your cosmetic needs. This two day event held at the New Jersey Convention and Exposition Center will be showcasing new products and the latest innovations in the cosmetic industry. Event information >


NEIFT Food Industry Expo - Booth #TBD
May 18, 2016
Worcester, MA

Konica Minolta Sensing will be exhibiting at the NEIFT table top event in Worcester, MA. We will have on hand a number of our high performance color measurement and color control solutions for food applications. Event information >


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