January 2006

Editorial Focus: Cosmetic Distribution

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The premium products sector is under-rated

The premium products sector is under-ratedOnly 20 percent of German consumers buy premium products, so there is still plenty of potential left in this sector. To what extent the luxury market can be developed is discussed by Wolfgang Twardawa of GfK. Real net household incomes in Germany are falling, driving more and more brand owners towards price cutting promotions and special offers.

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Geocosmetics: tailored to differing beauty routines

L'Oréal has been researching into how women in the Far East, Africa, Europe and Latin America actually use their cosmetics and personal care products. Their findings hold the key to real tailor-made cosmetics. It is of course important to know how hair and skin differ across different ethnic groups. It is equally important to understand the cultural differences that affect the way in which cosmetics are used.

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New active to beat stretch marks

There are many reasons for the appearance of stretch marks. They can be due to pregnancy, rapid growth as a juvenile, or through putting on extra weight. They can also be an undesirable side-effect of body-building. Sederma's active ingredient Regestril works to eliminate existing stretch marks and also prevents their proliferation.

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In vitro test methods that save time and money

BioTeSys offers various in vitro skin test methods ?- including a melanocyte model and an atopic dermatitis model which they have developed themselves ? and screening procedures which can quickly and economically identify the potential of new active substances or combinations of ingredients.

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Teens: building brand loyalty from an early age

Companies are consantly looking at different consumer groups in the search for future sales growth. Could teenagers, although declining in numbers, be the answer? Imogen Matthews, consultant to In-Cosmetics, examines the potential for products aimed at the teen and pre-teen market and explains why these groups are becoming a key target for many brands.

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Formulations: Sun Care

Whilst the winter is still cold and grey here in Europe we can at least dream of warmer times, by thinking, for example, about formulations for sun care products. But for a long time now, hot weather has not been a prerequisite for the use of sun care preparations. For one thing, self-tanners are gaining in popularity. And those who want to take positive steps against the unwelcome signs of skin ageing have long been converted to using a daytime care cream with a built-in UV filter. Even when it's bitterly cold the use of sun care products cannot be ignored, because the skin needs special protection.

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Information for download issue 01/2006

E-Paper January

(Read the full articles in the pdf-version of the complete print issue)

 

Additionional information is available for the following articles:

 

Geocosmetics: tailored to differing beauty routines

  • Detailed description of study and results

New active to beat stretch marks

  • Product description Registril
  • 3 different formulations for anti-strech-marks products

 

In vitro test methods that save time and money

  • Detailed presentation including charts and figures

 

Formulations: Sun Care

  • 4 different formulations

 

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