In the past few years, the term Make-Up has become the generic term for decorative cosmetic products. Cosmetics which are intended to contribute to the optimisation and change of the appearance are referred to as Make-Up. In other words, the existing beauty should be underlined. The nourishing effect of make-up products on the skin is also being increasingly emphasized. For this reason, the boundaries between nurturing and decorative cosmetics are merging.
The Make-Up preparations can have very different consistencies and properties. The starting substances used in Make-Up are, however, very similar. Stable and fine emulsions are often employed as a basis. Further ingredients of decorative cosmetics are preservatives and thickening agents, colour pigments, oils, waxes, aromas and emulsifiers. In order to process these fundamentally different substances to effective, durable products, high-performance and flexibly usable plants are needed.
Modern homogenising mixers should possess features specially developed for the production of cosmetics. Pressure and vacuum-proof process plants produce particularly stable and closely distributed emulsions. In the production of decorative cosmetics, a low particle size and the best possible distribution of the particles in the base substance are of paramount importance, in order to achieve the best possible product effect. With a scraping system that is independent of the direction of rotation, some process plants provide efficient radial and vertical mixing with highly viscose products, as well as intensive homogenisation with individually adjustable shear energy.
Thanks to these properties, such high-performance devices ensure the production of permanently stable emulsions with optimum particle distribution. In the case of the preparation of Make-Up, production under aseptic, hygienic conditions must be guaranteed. Homogenising mixers have to ensure compliance with all hygiene regulations with numerous features, such as CIP in accordance with GMP.