December 2005

Editorial Focus: Cosmeceuticals

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Additionional information is available for the following articles:

 

Beauty without tears ? please!

  • List of action points when launching cosmeceuticals
  • Findings Consumer Survey Cosmeceuticals

 

Innovative formulations

  • List of new ingredients launched in 2005,
    including contact data of suppliers

 

Active substances in 2005: direct intervention in the skin's physiology

  • Additional Article on botox-like actives

 

Formulations: Lotions, creams and exfoliants

  • 4 different formulations

Beauty without tears ? please!

Cosmetic surgery and dermatological beauty treatments are enjoying a real boom. But gentle cosmetic alternatives are also growing in popularity, especially amongst slightly older consumers. Datamonitor's latest market analysis, "Insight into tomorrow's cosmeceutical consumers" identifies the cosmeceutical business in Europe and the USA as a major growth market.

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Active substances in 2005: direct intervention in the skin's physiology

Amongst the new actives appearing in 2005 the trend was very much towards peptides with a regulatory effect and which act more directly on the skin's physiology, as well as lightening and skin firming actives, and additives to improve product feel. Andrea Weber-Mussmann, R&D manager at Babor Cosmetics gives us her views in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss.

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New research confirms relief for irritated and inflamed skin

Defensil, Rahn's active complex for sensitive skin, stabilises and regenerates the skin's protective barrier, soothes itching, helps protect the skin against negative environmental factors and helps skin prone to irritation to regain its natural equilibrium and its healthy appearance. New research has shown that the active substance also protects against moisture loss and has a lasting effect in reducing skin redness.

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Formulations: Lotions, Creams, Peelings

Whilst lotions and creams are really the bread-and-butter business of the cosmetics industry the exfoliant is a comparatively new species that has successfully established itself in recent years and now holds a firm place in the cosmetics and personal care market. Creams with minute abrasive particles help ensure that areas of dead cells are gently scrubbed away from the skin's surface, that clogged follicles are opened up, and also stimulate the circulation. Exfoliants are used to improve the following skin conditions: poor complexion, pigmentation spots or problem pigmentation, wrinkles, skin impurities, enlarged pores, limp, flaccid skin, certain types of acne, hard areas of skin, and stretch marks. Exfoliants are mainly used on the face, hands and bust area, although a surface exfoliant can be used as a full body treatment. For anyone attempting to produce an even and lasting tan with a self-tanning product it is recommended that a surface exfoliant is used to prepare the skin.

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