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Fragrances and Perfumery

Fragrances that exude real luxury

According to Euromonitor global fragrance sales grew in 2004 by 3.4 percent to reach 16,816 million US Dollars - not a bad result really! The 7.4 percent increase in mass-market products, rising to 10,760 million Dollars, was even more marked. When asked about the latest developments in fine perfumery and ingredients, representatives from Firmenich, IFF, Givaudan and Drom were united in the view that there is a strong move back towards genuine luxury.

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Growing with Bulgaria in Bulgaria

In view of the strength of the growing Bulgarian market, the pivotal position that the country holds in the Balkans, increasing purchasing power and an interest in German made products it looks to be worthwhile establishing a position in this market, which is set to join the EU in 2007. Michael Pfeiffer of Pfeiffer Consulting explains the requirements for successful co-operation with manufacturers of cosmetics and cosmetics ingredients, including import/export.

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Blackcurrant seed oil in nano-carrier

Martina Heldermann, Director Global Marketing at CLR, shows that Nano-Lipid Restore CLR combines the regenerating properties of blackcurrant seed oil with the benefits of the nanostructured carrier, resulting in prolonged bioavailability and protection against oxidation.

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Forum Cosmeticum 2006: From idea to product

The Forum Cosmeticum, an event that is organised every two years jointly by the national associations of cosmetics chemists from Switzerland, Austria and Germany (SWISS SCC, GÖCH and DGK), took place this year from March 22nd to 24th in Würzburg, Germany. More than 250 participants were on hand to hear the 17 papers that were presented on the general topic of “From idea to product”. For those unable to attend COSSMA has distilled some of the highlights.
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New mechanisms and formulation techniques

On February 16th and 17th, at the invitation of ingredients suppliers Lehmann & Voss, 30 cosmetics manufacturers gathered in Frankfurt to hear about new concepts in the field of cosmetics ingredients. COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss asked Axel Kirchniawy, cosmetics product group leader at Lehmann & Voss, and Birgit Hargens, technical sales, about their latest findings.

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Formulations: Hair Care

Whilst styling products in the early years meant the traditional – at times rather frowned upon – hair spray, there is now a wealth of styling products on the market, helping both sexes to constantly create new looks for themselves. It's hardly surprising, then, that no effort is being spared in developing a flood of new formulations to bring styling products to an even wider cross-section of consumers.
Washing one's hair is for most people simply part of the daily (or at least several times weekly) routine. So it's an even greater pleasure to see real innovation in commodity products, such as shampoos that not only change our daily habits but even turn them into a kind of “happening”. For instance, it is quite common now to find shampoos with fantasy-filled fragrances that do so much to lift a commonplace event such as washing one's hair. And there are also new kinds of textures to give shampoos new, sensual qualities.

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Information for download issue 05/2006

E-Paper May

(complete pdf-version of print issue available for subscribers)

Additionional information is available for the following articles:

Fragrances that exude real luxury

  • Market data of worldwide market for
    premium and mass market fragrances

Growing with Bulgaria in Bulgaria

  • Key facts Bulgarian economy

Blackcurrant seed oil in nano-carrier

  • 4 different formulations using this new active

Forum Cosmeticum 2006: From idea to product

  • picture panorama of the event

New mechanisms and formulation techniques

  • picture panorama of the event

Formulations : Hair Care

  • 10 different formulations

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