• 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • Natural calcium carbonates are not only a suitable alternative to polyethylene beads in cosmetics and toiletries, but also a versatile option in emulsions and anhydrous formulations. Ana Castellano Gassó of Omya presents...

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  • Sven Gehrig, responsible for cosmetic safety and information at Wala, talks about the new ISO 16128 for natural cosmetics. In order to get a harmonised international approach and to finally put an end to consumer confusion, the...

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  • Heike Störmer-Kuk from SpringPool presents today’s most striking trends in textures: lacklustre and tactile on the one hand and light and rich on the other hand. Störmer-Kuk points out why textures are gaining more importance....

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  • What are the pros and cons of plastic and metal aerosol cans? Dr Nora Schiemann, Consultant for Technopolis Group on the evaluation of the European Aerosol Dispensers Directive on request of the European Commission, explains in...

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  • This year’s first ingredients show Cosmetagora was the launch pad for a large number of new anti-ageing and other helpful ingredients, study results and formulation concepts. This January, 175 exhibitors showed their latest...

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  • Imogen Matthews, consultant to In-Cosmetics assessing the latest global trends in natural cosmetics finds that using plant-based food waste can improve the sustainability credentials of brands. In 2016 the global market for...

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  • In his interview with COSSMA, Dr Markus Schwind, enior Marketing Manager Sun Care at BASF, explains that BASF’s R&D has come up with plenty of solutions to make a formulator’s life easier in the challenging field of sun care....

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