2004 年 25 巻 4 号 p. 238-242
The important functions for make-up foundation are 1) concealing flaws such as pores, spots and wrinkles, 2) providing a beautiful skin color and texture and 3) UV-protection. Furthermore, the foundation requires considerably long-lasting finish, smooth sensation when spreading onto skin, and so on. In recent years, various demands for these performances are greatly growing and many advanced technologies have been developed and applied to make-up cosmetic products. New technologies for make-up foundation, related to surface science and nano materialsare briefly mentioned.