The world's most popular soft pastels, with unsurpassed glow, purity, and intensity. Rembrandt Pastels are made from the best quality, finely ground pure pigments in an extra-fine Kaolin clay binder. The result is a velvety-smooth softness in every color. Each rich color is thoroughly blended and uniform, end to end. Rembrandt® Pastels contain no hard bits or sharp edges which could cause shiny spots or scratches during application. Rembrandt® Pastels are hand-checked throughout production to ensure artists the consistency in texture, color, and working qualities on which they have come to depend.