Cosmetics industry

Effect pigments, aluminium pigments, gold bronze pigments, vacuum metallized pigments, polychromatic pigments

The cosmetic industry provides support for those who wish to look good. This support includes products in categories such as skin care, decorative cosmetics, hair care and fragrances as well as general cosmetic items for dental and body hygiene.

Effect pigments enable many interesting color effects and emphasize the pursuit of attractiveness and a certain amount of luxury. And compliance with the specifications of international cosmetic regulations must be ensured. In particular, color effects play a large role in decorative cosmetics. Effect pigments make lips, eyes and nail real attention getters.

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Nail polish

Nail polish is a cosmetic paint that can be applied to fingernails and toenails. Nail polish has both a decorative and protective function.

As a component of decorative cosmetics, nail polish closely follows current fashion trends. Nail polish colors have become established styling accessories and are used worldwide to emphasize the wearer’s attractiveness.

The brand name Alegrace® is associated with effect pigments for striking nail polishes with a metallic look. Alegrace® pigments enable silver or chrome-like effects. In addition, they are suitable for use in combination with coloring to achieve colored metal effects.

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Alegrace® is the SCHLENK brand name for cosmetic products. Alegrace® offers cosmetic manufacturers a wide range of pigments with different effects for various cosmetic products, especially in the field of decorative color cosmetics. Alegrace® pigments meet all legal purity requirements. SCHLENK also offers support in the form of color and trend development.

Discover our collection of unique luxury effect pigments for attractive cosmetic formulations!

Alegrace® Aurous

Gold metallic effects give cosmetic products a luxurious dimension.

The Alegrace® Aurous series offers a broad range of natural gold shades, from 24 Carat Gold, White Gold to Copper and Red Gold shades. These new effect pigments allow very vivid and intensely covering gold tones, but they can also be combined with transparent color pigments or other effect pigments to create an infinite number of colored metallic designs.

Particle size [µm] Solid content [%] Application
Alegrace® Aurous A 21/11-1 Yellow Gold 8-38 100
Alegrace® Aurous A 21/71-1 White Gold 8-38 100
Alegrace® Aurous B 21/11-1 Yellow Gold 8-38 100
Alegrace® Aurous B 21/71-1 White Gold 8-38 100

Alegrace® Gorgeous

Alegrace® Gorgeous is a range of metallic effect pigments for solvent-based and UV curing nail polishes.

Different particle sizes enable smooth or glittering silver metallic effects. Additional attractive designs can be achieved by combination with color pigments.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content [%] Application
Alegrace® Gorgeous B 56/77-1 Vibrant Silver 56 100

Alegrace® Lustrous

Glamorous glitter all over. Alegrace® Lustrous is a series of very impressive intense silver flitters.

The larger particles give nail polish an impressive appearance, while the smaller particles turn anhydrous decorative cosmetics into a real eye-catcher. Alegrace® Lustrous offers fine to very coarse grained silver aluminum effects. The glitter effect can even be enhanced by a combination with Alegrace® Spectacular or other color pigments.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content [%] Application
Alegrace® Lustrous A 100/77-1 Smooth Silver 100 100
Alegrace® Lustrous A 150/771-1 Vivid Silver 150 100
Alegrace® Lustrous A 450/77-1 Intense Silver 450 100

Alegrace® Marvelous

Alegrace® Marvelous is a range of eye-catching vacuum metallized pigment suspensions (VMPs) for solvent- and water-based nail polishes.

Alegrace® Marvelous offers outstanding mirror-like effects in shades ranging from bright silver to platinum. Combined with color pigments, breathtaking colour-intensive metallic effects can be achieved. Alegrace® Marvelous stands out with its excellent hiding power.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content [%] Solvent Application
Alegrace® Marvelous A 12/77-1 Bright Silver 12 10 ethyl acetate
Alegrace® Marvelous A 12/77-2 Platin Silver 12 10 ethyl acetate
Alegrace® Marvelous A 12/77-3 White Silver 12 10 ethyl acetate
Alegrace® Marvelous D 12/77-1 Shiny Silver 12 10 water

Alegrace® Spectacular

The Alegrace® Spectacular series provides glossy multi-color effects for cosmetic formulations.

Various levels of intensity of holographic effects can be achieved by different particle sizes. These provide eye-catching highlights to every cosmetic product. Spectacular can be combined with various colour and effect pigments to achieve breathtaking polychromatic reflections. The Alegrace® Spectacular range offers glossy effects for decorative cosmetics as well as skin and hair care products.

D 50 value [µm] Solid content [%] Application
Alegrace® Spectacular A 35/00-1 Elegant Iris 35 100
Alegrace® Spectacular A 20/00-1 Tender Iris 20 100
Alegrace® Spectacular A 150/00-1 Fancy Iris 150 100

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