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Body Care

The body care market: A sector enjoys global growth

Based on the sales figures between 2001 and 2006 COSSMA has been looking at which body care categories enjoyed the highest growth. Eastern Europe was the main growth market for most categories. In 2006 global sales in the body care sector reached 10.93 billion US Dollars.

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Turbo thickener

Taming surfactants

Micellar and associative thickeners both come with drawbacks. With Arlypon TT, Cognis has now developed a high-performance thickening agent that is suitable for all surfactant systems, especially personal care products for sensitive skin. This applies to mixtures of especially mild, difficult-to-thicken surfactant systems as well as for formulations which are low-active-matter systems, contain little SLES, or are completely free from sulfates. 

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Contract Manufacturing

A much underestimated service

Forward-looking companies well understand the numerous advantages of using the wide-ranging capabilities of outside partners. Today it is only companies that react quickly and flexibly to fast-changing market conditions that can be sure of long-term success. Michael Pfeiffer, MD of Pfeiffer Consulting GmbH, explains the enormous extent to which the range of services offered by contract manufacturers has changed in recent years, and how these companies can play a key role in ensuring the success of cosmetics manufacturers.

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New EU guidelines for UV protection

Pitfalls and opportunities for formulators

A lot has changed following the new EU recommendations on the subject of sun protection (see COSSMA 6/2007 >>). But what will be the impact on the formulation of sun care products? Roland Jermann indicates some points to watch regarding UVA protection and water resistance if we want to avoid unpleasant surprises. He also shows how synergistic combi-nations can be used, and how mineral filters can be incorporated into formulations.

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Roll-N-Tan- roll on your tan

Product Development: International launches

This month Amanda Lintott of Mintel has picked out the following innovative products from the company’s Global New Products Database, GNPD:

Schwarzkopf’s got2b Magnetik Styling Gel – the first styling gel to contain pheromones; Sun Roll-N-Tan - a tanning product from Sun Laboratories applied with a roller system, and Night Lip Balm from Bourjois - a lip balm specially for night-time.

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In-Cosmetics 2007

Product novelties review

In-Cosmetics, which took place in Paris from April 17th to 19th, attracted 6,233 visitors – a 32 percent increase on the previous year. There were also 19 percent more exhibitors, numbering 477 in all. Here COSSMA brings you the main product highlights of the exhibition.

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Products for Mature Skin

This month we have assembled a wealth of formulations that fall under the heading of "Products for Mature Skin" . There are 27 different formulations from 12 ingredients suppliers.

Facial care products are well-represented, with formulations for products such as daytime and night-time care creams, eye creams, lotions, facial cleansers, serums and masks. There are also body care products and skin cleansing formulations, such as the Emulsion Body Stick or the Sho-wer Off Body Conditioner with Satin-silk extract from Croda.

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Information for download issue 07/2007

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Additionional information is available for the following articles:

The body care market: A sector enjoys global growth

Market data: Global market Body Care 2006 >>

Turbo thickener: Taming surfactants

Formulation: Ultimate Mild Allover Body Cleanser >>

A much underestimated service: Contract Manufacturing

Advertorial Special: Find your contract service provider today >>

New EU guidelines for UV protection:
Pitfalls and opportunities for formulators

Product Info Parsol TX >>

Products of the Month: International Launches

Product Informationen got2b Magnetik Styling Gel, Sun Roll-N-Tan, Night Lip Balm >>

Formulations: Products for mature skin

Formulations supplied by
Croda Chemicals Europe Ltd

Emulsion Body Stick >>

Eye Cream with HALOXYL >>

Shower Off Body Conditioner with Satin Silk Extract >>


Formulations supplied by
Degussa, Goldschmidt Personal Care

Anti Wrinkle Cream with Filler Effect >>

Light O/W Lotion with Skinmimics >>

Low Viscosity O/W Lotion >>

O/W Cream for Mature Skin >>

Night Cream - Intensive Repair W/O >>


Formulations supplied by
Pentapharm AG :

Age Killing Effect Day Cream w. Syn-ake >>

Everlasting Youth: Nourishing Anti-Aging Cream w. Pepha-nutrix >>

Natural Absolute Repair >>

Rejuvenating Cream w. Pepha-tight + Syn-col >>

Strenghening Day Cream w. Syn-tacks >>


Formulations supplied by
IMCD Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG:

W-Si Emulsion (Gransurf 77) >>

Day Cream >>

Dry Skin Emulsion High Viscosity >>

From Powder to Cream >>

Hydro Mousse >>


Formulations supplied by various suppliers:

Ultimate Age Defense Serum >>

Face Lotion for Generation Plus O/W >>

Scar Cream >>

BeauActive MTP Anti Ageing Day Cream >>

Amerindian anti ageing cream >>

Irresistable Indulgence Regenerative Cream >>

Lines -b-gone mit Biodyne EMPP >>

Express Those Lines Away Night Cream >>

Day Cream for Mature Skin >>

Revitalising Oil For Mature Skin >>

“Erase Your Face” Anti Wrinkle Serum >>


Further formulations see formulations special >>

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