Daniela Galvan . Janet Pangilinan. Ap Chemistry. 08 May

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Daniela Galvan Janet Pangilinan AP Chemistry 08 May 2017 The Chemistry Behind Foundation Many users from YouTube gain fame because of their jaw dropping makeup skills. They perfect everything they can in the most artistic way. Their colorful eyeshadows can be seen from miles away along with their flawless porcelain skin. Unlike food and medicine herbs, makeup wasn’t created by Mother Nature. Makeup has been around since the 1600’s, each generation improving every cosmetic created. The cosmetic that people get eager to buy? The foundation. Foundation has been known for the way it covers imperfections, provides an even skin, and give the desired finished - matte or dewy. It comes in many different formulations, including liquid, cream,…show more content…
It absorbs and reflects light, including ultraviolet radiation from the sun, which can cause products to worsen and lose their pigment. Talc, hydrous magnesium silicate (MgSlO4) is used as an absorbent, anti-caking agent. It improves the feel of the product and helps smooth or soften them. Metallic stearates (C17H35CO) also known as stearate salts are used for their moisturizing properties. They help keep the mixture of two or more liquids from separating into their oil and liquid components. The stearate salts increase the thickness of the liquid and reduces the transparent appearance of finished products. Lecithin (C42H82NO8P) or hydrogenated lecithin help cover the appearance of dry or damaged skin by reducing flaking and restoring flexibility. It also has skin-restoring abilities. Sulfosuccinate (C20H37NaO7S) helps the water solubility of other cosmetic ingredients. It also helps form the unblendable mixtures by reducing the surface tension of the substances, which is known as a cleansing agent. Ethoxylated alcohol (C26H50O10), functions as a surfactant and are used as cleansing agents. They clean the skin by helping water mix with oil and dirt so they can be washed away. It also acts as a skin conditioning agent. Bentonite (Al2O34SiO2H2O) has many purposes. It 's used for smoothing, polishing, or abrading other chemicals in the foundation. Helps hold together all of the ingredients. Acts as an absorbent. Increases the volume of a

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