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Formulations

Formulations: More functionality

What ingredients can we use to formulate multifunctional products with sensory properties, but without spending huge amounts of time and money? Bettina Jackwerth and Guadalupe Pellon of Cognis, Barbara Obermayer of Pentapharm and Rolf Ohrmann of Symrise provide some answers to a topical question.

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German C & T market 2006

Market upturn brings 2.9 percent increase

The strong economic upturn in Germany in 2006 also made itself felt in the cosmetics and toiletries sector. Dr Bernd Stroemer, head of the IKW (Germany's Cosmetic, Toiletry, Perfumery and Detergent Association) points out the sectors that contributed to the 2.9 percent growth in the domestic market in 2006, driving sales up to 11.43 billion Euros. The per capita spend reached just about 139 Euros, placing Germany in the middle order among western European countries. For the first time all product sectors, with the exception of soaps, enjoyed at least some growth.

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Daisy Soap against domestic violence

This month’s most innovative positionings

This month Amanda Lintott of Mintel has picked out the following innovative products from the company’s Global New Products Database GNPD: the  customisable compact Mini Bourjois Le Dressing du Regard, the all-natural soap under Blue Q’s Get Real brand and The Body Shop's Daisy Soap that draws attention to domestic violence.

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Active Substances

High-Tech from nature

COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss spoke to Silab's managing director Thierry Cruchon, and head of R&D Brigitte Closs, about the company's current strategy with regard to actives for the cosmetics business.

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Formulations

Sun care

The focus of our January formulations page is on sun care products. It may well be the middle of winter here in Europe, but next summer will surely come around, and despite the fierce competition from private label products sales of sun care products grew, in Germany at least, by 2.5 percent in 2006. In this issue we bring you details of a waterproof** O/W sun-care spray (SPF 25*) with broad UVA protection kindly submitted by Symrise.

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Information for download issue 01/2007

E-Paper January (English Version)
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Additionional information is available for the following articles:

Formulations: More functionality

More than 58 innovative formulations >>

High-Tech from nature

Company Profile Silab >>

Daisy Soap against domestic violence

Product information Daisy Soap, Eye Shadow Compact, Lemon Soap >>

Formulations: Sun Care

Sun Lotion O/W >>
Body Moisturing Sun Spray >>
Pre-Sun Skin Protection >> 
Sun Spray SPF 30 >> 

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