Yellow Iron Oxide is a very versatile yellow. It is considered a matte pigment. Yellow Iron Oxide is a beautiful yellow with a variety of uses. Yellow Iron Oxide ca easily be used alone, or use it to blend and add other oxides and micas for new shades and colors.
Iron Oxide is considered a great natural colorant, and they have been filtered of any potential harmful impurities. Yellows and other iron oxides are very useful for tinting blushes, eye liners, eye shadows, lip colors, foundations, etc. An essential colorants for your specialty make-up formulations. Our colorants work amazing alone or along with other pigments and dyes. Concentrations to be used vary on the formulation you are trying to make. For example, liquid soap will require less colorant whereas compact powders will require much more.
All Iron Oxides are pigments that are widely used in all kinds of applications from technical uses to specialty formulations to make cosmetics and personal care. Whether you are making face powders, foundations, blushes, eyeshadows, salt or sugar scrubs, you will always find iron oxides perfect for tinting and coloring. Iron oxides, like our yellow iron oxide are perfect for making soaps and make gorgeous swirl soaps too.
Black Iron Oxide is particularly useful, similar to titaniun dioxide, as it is so helpful in creating specialty shades and tints. It is dispersible in water and oil. Care must be taken to mix using high shearing force to get it to blend. (Use a stick blender for best results.)
For dry applications, simply mix with your favorite base clay, talc or titanium dioxide or other dry medium.
Typical Usage: Just a 1/2 oz will tint / color about 20 lbs of a product depending on the tint / intensity of the color you want. It is advisable to add a very small amount at a time until you get your desired result.
Colors can be mixed together to create new colors. Blend with titanium dioxide or black iron oxide for even ,more tints and colors. You can make all kinds of tints and shades. Try blending with clays,talcs or titanium dioxide to make all kinds of colors. Keep in mind that when you blend the iron oxides with these materials you will often find that the colors have different various undertones.
Caution - When using yellow iron oxide, do not expose it to prolonged high temperatures at or above 300 degrees F. Yellow Iron Oxide has a tendency to drift to a red color when under prolonged heat exposure above 300 F.
INCI: Yellow Iron Oxide (CI 77492)
Typical Cosmetic Applications:
Hair Spray, Shampoo, Perfume 0.1-10.0%
Body Lotions & Creams 1.0-5.0%
Vanishing Cream 2.0-5.0%
Blush & Foundation 2.0-10.0%
Makeup Powders 5.0-10.0%
Lipstick & Lip gloss 5.0-10.0%
Eyeshadow Pencils & Eyeliner Pens 2.0-15.0%
Nail Polish 2.0-20.0%