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The Science of Color in Cosmetics


Cosmetics Workshop

Why do certain nail polishes change color in sunlight? What puts the sparkle in eye shadow? How do you know that white is really white? Pigments color the world around us! Discover the science behind the special effects. Through the use of mathematics, participants will have an opportunity to practice their formulation skills and make their own nail polish. Then, they will use the mathematical description of color to analyze the products they made.

Dean L. Putt, B.S.
Research Scientist (Chemistry)

Dr. Fulgentius Lugemwa
Assistant Professor of Chemistry
Penn State York

Allison Putt
Chemistry Student
Lebanon Valley College

Bethany Snyder
Science Student
Penn State York