The Synthetic Fibers used in Makeup Brushes

Due to the cost and animal protection, people invented synthetic hair. Now, more and more makeup brush users require vegan and cruelty free, so synthetic brushes become more and more popular.
The advantage of synthetic hair is: soft, smooth, vegan, affordable, easy to maintain and durable.
Also, with the technology development, synthetic hair quality increases a lot, they are not only soft and smooth, but also have great powder pick-up capacity.
Synthetic fibers update quickly, the original cheap nylon has been gradually eliminated and replaced by better fibers.The following is the brief introduction of some popular synthetic hairs:
1. PBT fiber:
PBT is the most popular raw material for synthetic bristles.

PBT is also known as Taklon. It is developed to mimic the characteristics of natural sable. PBT brushes are softer than nylon brushes and a touch better at picking up powder than nylon. At present, nylon has been replaced by PBT . PBT fiber has a tapered point,so sometimes it is generically referred to as “tipped polyester”.
PBT fibers can be made into a range of sizes, and the diameter affects the softness and price of the makeup brush fibers, the narrowest diameter fibers is the softest. So during OEM, please specify the diameter requirements at the very beginning.

2. BASF fibers
BASF is a German brand. The BASF fiber we called is actually also a kind of PBT fiber. So BASF fiber has the same production process as PBT fibers.

BASF fiber is softer, better pick-up performance, flexible and elastic, skin-friendly. It is more expensive than PBT.
3 .MCF Fiber
Micro Crystal Fibre (MCF) is developed to create a premium bristle that can replace animal hair on performance and keep & improve the advantages of synthetic fibers. It solves the problems of hair fall off of animal hair due to scale structure , and avoid poor toughness and tingling of  normal synthetic hair due to irregular corrosion structures.

  • The Peak Section: curve gradually changes from head to tip to offer superior softness.
  • The Neck Section: Created by Nano technology. Softness and flexibility are improved due to the neck shape.
  • The Main Section: The micron crystallized structure is uniformly distorted to achieve a premium pick up and release performance. Consistent calliper variance control to assure no breakage or fall off.

According to different application, MCF-P for powder use and MCF-L for liquid use.
In current makeup brush market, MCF is the best and most expensive synthetic bristles.

4.Anti-bacterial Fibers

As makeup brush fibers directly contact our skin, they can harbour bacteria and skin pathogens which result in microbial contamination on our skin and eyes. Therefore, more and more anti-bacterial makeup brush fibers are developed by makeup brush manufacturers, such as charcoal fibers, which add charcoal during fiber production. However, most anti-bacterial fibers in the market cannot meet the requirements.FENGSHUO has successfully developed permanent Anti Microbial makeup brushes which can kill bacteria as strong as Escherichia Coli, Staphylococcus Aureus, Pseudomonas Aeruginosa , MRSA etc.



Post time: May-31-2023