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Wellness and Spa

Spa treatments move into the retail sector

While spas are booming worldwide spa products sold in retail stores also represent a strong trend, with many recent introductions influenced by the professional sector. Imogen Matthews, consultant to In-Cosmetics, analyses the spa trend, including the launch of spa-inspired retail products and the opening of spas on the back of a strong skin care heritage. She picks out some recent retail examples of spa-inspired products.

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Consumers prefer silicone-enriched products to traditional formulations

Sabine Musiol, Market Development Manager Personal Care of GE Bayer Silicones, not only talks about the latest trends in men’s grooming but also shows that silicone-enriched formulations are perceived by consumers as better than the formulations by established brands.

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Seaweed Slimming Soap

This month’s most innovative positionings
This month Amanda Lintott of Mintel has picked out the following innova-tive products from the company’s Global New Products Database GNPD: Degunkify Tingling Deep Cleaning Shampoo, Silver Shampoo and Seaweed Slimming Soap.

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Efficient stabilisation of bases with a polymeric surfactant

Karl Booten and Mike Elton from Orafti show that by using relatively small amounts of the polymer Inutec SP1 (0.3 percent w/w) very stable formulations can be obtained along with many other advantages including natural skin feel, quick drying formulations, natural appearance, uniform coverage and increased transparency.

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Anti-Ageing etc – just how far can marketing claims go?

The cosmetics industry is full of promotional claims such as “anti-ageing”, “smoother and firmer”, “the secret of eternal youth” or “friends say I look 10 years younger!“ But just how far can we go with such claims before the law steps in? Legal expert Florian Meyer, a partner in the Graefe law firm, points out those claims which could be regarded as misleading.

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Multfunctionality is expected from polymers too

Some of the most important ingredients in cosmetics formulations are resins and polymers. This month we conducted an Internet survey on the subject, and now bring you a brief summary of our findings.

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Formulations: Skin-firming products

Products that firm the skin are more in demand than ever – and not just for facial application but more and more for the whole body, and for very specific parts of the body. These include the neck and bust area, the breasts, the tummy and the bottom, and last but not least for the thighs, which in many women are plagued by that dreaded orange-peel effect.

There are products in all sorts of formats, from creams, lotions and gels, through to gel-creams and mousses. Leave-on products are popular with consumers, as are rinse-off formulations such as shower gels. Even though shower products are on the skin for only a short time ingredients such as gingko, ivy and seaweed still stimulate the circulation.

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Information for download issue 10/2006

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

Additionional information is available for the following articles:

Men prefer silicone-enriched products to traditional formulations

  • Formulierung: Moisturizer for men

Cell-active folic acid

  • References

Efficient stabilisation of bases with a polymeric surfactant

  • Sample formulation using the polymeric surfactant

Anti-Aging ect.: just how far can marketing claims go?

  • References

Multifunctionality is expected from polymers too

  • Adress listing: Suppliers of resins and polymers

This month's most innovative positionings

  • Product info shampoo with icy pineapple and cotton leaf,
    shampoo with silver in nano-sized particles,
    Seaweed Slimming Soap

Formulations: Skin-tightening products

  • Formulation Anti-Ageing Body Cream for Sensitive Skin
  • Formulation Body Guard Skin Firmiong Lotion
  • Formulation Cream Mask Skin Tightening
  • Formulation Firming Body Milk
  • Formulation Firming Face Cream
  • Formulation Skin Firming Treatment
  • Formulation Sprayable Contouring Lotion
  • Formulation  Strengthening Jelly for the bust
  • Formulation Tight Contouring Gel
  • More formulations see downloads by topics 

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