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Pressed Powder Foundation with HallBrite BHB

This pressed powder utilizes carrier (filler), colorants, texture modifiers (specialty fillers), and binders (wet & dry) toyield a breakage resistant cake with elegant feel. The use of HallBrite® BHB in place of Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate enhances impact resistance, imparts a smoother feel during application and improves color fidelity.

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PhaseINCI Name [INN/USAN] (Other Information)Trade Name% WtFunction
ATalc 61.00Filler
Zinc Stearate 3.00Dry Binder
Iron Oxides (black) (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 2.00Colorant
Iron Oxides (red) (CI 77491), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 1.00Colorant
Iron Oxides (yellow) (CI 77492), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 0.35Colorant
Bismuth Oxychloride 7.50Specialty Filler
Kaolin 5.00Dry Binder
Ascorbyl Palmitate 0.05Antioxidant Agent
Mica, Dimethicone 15.00Specialty Filler
Benzoic Acid 0.10Preservative
BIsocetyl Stearate 2.00Wet Binder / Wetter
Butyloctyl SalicylateHALLBRITE® BHB*1.00Wet Binder / Wetter
Dimethicone 2.00Emollient / Slip Aid


1To a suitable vessel, add Phase A ingredients and mix well.
2Mill with a hammer mill twice through a 0.027" (0.7mm) herringbone screen, or until no undispersed color remains.
3Combine Phase B ingredients in a separate vessel and when uniform, spray onto solids (Phase A) while agitating.
4Pass once more through a 0.027" screen and then press into pans.
5Cakes were prepared in 5cm diameter x 1.75cm height packaging using 2500 psi compression.


AppearanceNude, neutral matte pressed powder

*Patented and Patent Pending

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