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Kits for DIY’ers & more

Article Interview | Jo Chidley, Founder of Beauty Kitchen, shows that making people create their own customised beauty products is not only about fun but also about sustainability.

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International Launches in Hair Care

Article Product development | This month Michelle Strutton from Mintel looks at innovative hair care products and features a selection of interesting products recently highlighted on the company’s GNPD*. 

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To combat oxidative stress and pollution

Article Ingredients | KeraGuard is a natural ingredient from Mibelle Biochemistry that offers proven protection from pollution for hair repair and protection from colour fading in leave-on and rinse-off products.

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Ease the stress

Article Ingredients | DSM’s latest hair care solutions help busy consumers create styles and turn styling into something fun to do. 

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Youthfulness from within

Article Ingredients | DN-Age, an anti-ageing active for hair care, protects the scalp and hair follicles from ageing. It decreases oxidative stress and markers of ageing in human hair follicle cells, slows down hair fibre greying and reduces hair thinning. 

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Creating efficient hair protection

Article Product development | A case study shows the step-by-step development of a protective spray for hair and what main parameters influence the product’s performance to protect hair from oxidative damage due to excessive UV exposure.

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Key global trends

Article Events | Find details on fresh insights and data for the global beauty industry from the Marketing Trends Presentations of this year’s In-Cosmetics Global in Amsterdam compiled by Imogen Matthews.

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Sparkling sensations & more

Article Formulations | Kim-Davy Hoeu from KDH Concepts explains what makes texture so important in skin care, to what extent texture can drive functionality and what to expect from cosmetic textures in future.

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Protective cuticle ­regeneration

Article Ingredients | Anna Crovetto from Active Concepts presents a solution for protective cuticle regeneration and beyond the bond solutions for damaged hair: In line with synthetic ­biology, a self-assembling biomimetic neo-cuticle forms on the hair which...

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Awantys: Exclusive cosmetic packaging

Video Carsten Wolansky, Managing Director at Awantys informs how the company develops and produces exclusive packaging components for the international cosmetics industries.

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The quest for a perfect preservation

Download Dr Andrea Mitarotonda from Neal’s Yard Remedies assesses the current challenges in a formulator’s quest for the ideal cosmetic preservation. Read all the details in his COSSMA interview.

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Countess Mary von Faber-Castell on 40 years of cosmetics

News Established in 1978, Faber-Castell Cosmetics is a global private label cosmetic manufacturer focusing on colour cosmetics and nail care.This year’s 40th anniversary of Faber-Castell Cosmetics is an important milestone for this division which is part...

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Formulation: Sun Care, Self Tanning, After Sun 2018

Download What criteria does a new sun care product need to fulfil? First of all, it has to be convenient and easy to apply. Another important aspect is its format. While some people love using sun sprays, others prefer using lotions, creams and oils,...

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Market development: Aerosols

Article Aerosols | Our article looks at the market development, new developments in spraying technology, actuators, award-winning solutions, materials and testing.

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Feeding the skin from the inside out

Article Ingredients | Dr Meike Streker is convinced that skin care of the future will combine a cosmetic skin care regime, optimally matched to the skin type, with oral supplements with anti-ageing properties. The result is a promising approach to...

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Brenntag’s Clean, Pure & Simple Concept

Video Michael Wilkop, Marketing Manager Cosmetics EMEA, presents Brenntag as a leading international distributor of a comprehensive range of cosmetics ingredients. Dr Francois Bouton, Business Development Manager Cosmetics EMEA, talks about the...

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How to smile like a star

Article Oral care | New applications with beneficial claims to accommodate consumers’ demands are being offered for an ever-expanding oral care industry. This requires not only classic active ingredients but also ingredients of natural origin, together with...

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Sun Care Formulations by Covestro

Download With sales of EUR 11.9 billion, Covestro is among the world’s largest polymer companies. Business activities are focused on the manufacture of high-tech polymer materials and the development of innovative solutions for products used in many areas of...

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Dispensing in perfection

Article Airless & more |  Airless dispensing, pumps and applicators: Read what new developments make the application of personal care products even more captivating.

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The skin’s eye opener

Article Ingredients | Lumicease blue ingredient from Lipotec provides triple photoprotection by preparing the skin for the exposure to solar and artificial blue light, while protecting it during exposure and repairing it in case of light-­induced damage.

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Go Future: Active Ingredients

Article Anti-ageing products are important for the beauty industry, but the attitude towards ageing is changing as healthy living has turned into a megatrend. In Euromonitor’s survey on the major motivations for skin care purchases, “to prevent signs of...

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New results: Q10 and creatine

Article Ingredients | 20 years ago Nivea used Q10, an ingredient that fosters skin functions in several ways, for the first time. How does this anti-ageing ingredient work and what are the benefits when combined with creatine?

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Formulation: Natural Cosmetics

Article More and more alternatives for traditional cosmetic ingre-dients make it all the easier to formulate convincing natural cosmetics products. In our selection of formulations you will see a lot of inspiring ideas for exciting and effective natural...

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Shiny, strong hair without silicone oils

Article Sabrina Mizael from Seppic proves that the emollient ranges Emosmart and Emogreen not only improve hair shine and strength but also serve as an alternative for silicone oil in both rinse-off and leave-on products. She explains which biodegradable,...

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In-Cosmetics: Ingredients in Amsterdam

Article At In-Cosmetics in Amsterdam from 17 to 19 April some 800 exhibitors will unveil their latest innovations, new formulation concepts and new study results. This is our sneek preview of what new ingredients to expect. Show features not to be missed...

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Urban beauty

Download Additional Information: Background information on actives presented, formulations

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Aerosols: Disrupting stagnant categories

Article Scott Carpenter from Formulated Solutions shows how meaningful technical innovation in the field of aerosols can utterly transform the consumer experience. More and more pressurised package formats, once thought of as products of a mature market...

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BASF Personal Care: "Dimensions of Science"

Video In-cosmetics 2017: BASF ‘s personal care solutions are based on three “Dimensions of Science” At in-cosmetics, BASF’s Florence Trombini and Andrea Tomlinson, both Marketing Managers Personal Care Europe, present BASF’s “Dimensions of Science”...

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Micro-capsules: What is the mystery inside?

Download Belinda Carli from IPCS explains the differences between the many types of micro-capsules and how to pick the right material for each application. She points out that micro-capsules are often used for visual and other benefits and shows why the...

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