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Sun Care

A sunny outlook: new legislation, new developments

Following the proposal by the European Commission for new draft guidelines on the labelling of sun protection preparations there is to be a public consultation with the aim of ensuring that, in accordance with the commission's recommendations, the industry will adopt a standardised, unified and comprehensible labelling system from 2007. The pan-European association, Colipa, is working on a unified method for determining UVA protection levels, and on a recommendation regarding how UVA protection should be described on product labels. These recommendations will be published during this year, meanwhile you can read here all about what's new in the field of sun care ingredients

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New directions for the self-tanning market

Airbrush tanning, moisturisers with a gradual skin tanning action, and creative formulation ideas are some of the latest ideas to pop up in the self-tanning market. There are also now new ways of neutralising the odour of self-tanning actives, as Barbara Obermayer, sales and marketing manager of Pentapharm explains in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss.

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Trends presentations 2006: trumpeting new benefits + reinventing existing claims

At In-Cosmetics 2006 from April 4 to 6 in Barcelona speakers from leading market research agencies and consul-tancies discussed key issues and opportunities within the global cosmetics and toiletries markets. In addition to presenting recent developments in emerging markets such as Brazil and Russia, key topics included targeting the special needs of groups such as the over 50s, men, and teenagers, as well as the increasing demand for natural products.

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Spain: confident growth follows a change in purchasing habits

Value sales of cosmetics and toiletries in Spain increased by over 7 percent to 5,858.1 million Euros in 2005. This positive result, even though it was slightly below the previous year's strong performance, was due to Spain’s positive macroeconomic position as well as the fact that there are more and more double-income households willing to spend money on high-priced, value-added C&T products. The most successful sectors were sun care, hair care and depilatories.

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In-Cosmetics 2006: From high-tech to totally natural

In-Cosmetics, held in Barcelona from April 4 to 6, attracted 4,723 visitors from 39 countries, of which 74 percent were from outside Spain. They came to see the most recently launched cosmetics ingredients, where natural products clearly led the field.

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Cosmopack: new products at a glance

There were 306 exhibitors, 152 of them from outside Italy, at this year's Cosmopack, which took place from April 6th to 9th in Bologna, Italy. They came from 127 countries and occupied about 11,000 square metres to show their latest offerings, the most interesting of which we describe briefly below.

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Formulations: Natural Cosmetics

Natural products are very much in vogue not only in the food industry but also in cosmetics, so it's hardly surprising to see that many of the latest cosmetics products include ingredients such as soya, milk, rice, fruits and green tea. Natural is the “in” word, although it is a word whose meaning still has no clear, unified definition for the cosmetics industry.
The jojoba-derived esters used in Floratech’s “Variable Tint Liquid Foundation” impart a pleasant skin feel and improve the pigment distribution in the formulation.

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Information for download issue 06/2006

E-Paper June

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

Additionional information is available for the following articles:

New directions for the self-tanning market

  • Factsheet Erythrulose
  • Formulations for sun sprays using Erythrulose

Trends presentations 2006:
trumpeting new benefits + reinventing existing claims

  • Extended version of the article

Spain: confident growth follows a change in purchasing habits

  • Market Shares Spanish Cosmetics and Toiletries market
    (by segment, by brand and by company)

In-Cosmetics 2006: From high-tech to totally natural

  • picture panorama of the event

Cosmopack: new products at a glance

  • picture panorama of the event

Formulations : Natural cosmetics

  • Formulation 2 phase oil bath (oeko-standard)

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