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Caring and Cleansing


Whilst facial cleansing products have until recently tended to have an undesirable effect on the lipid layer of the stratum corneum there are now new emulsion systems for skin cleansing products that represent the first step in a skin care routine. These modern emulsions are therefore not only required to thoroughly cleanse the skin, but also to have a skin care action. They are said to work towards smoothing the skin, as well as having a moisturi-sing action and producing a positive effect on the skin's elasticity. In addition to a clearly improved skin care role these new cleansing emulsions promise new textures and new effects in their application, as explained by Ulrike Marx, head of Surfactant Applications Technology at Zschimmer & Schwarz.

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More than just coloured particles


Microcapsules in cosmetics are far more than just coloured particles suspended in body wash that simply provide an attractive visual aesthetic to the end formulation. Microcapsules can isolate fragrances in emulsions, add texture or change product appearance, and can also be used for customised product solutions. By focusing on the functional benefits of microcapsules such as those from ISP Captivates it is possible to change the way the formulation looks, tastes, smells and feels. Ben Sales at ISP Microcaps explains more.

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Fach Pack 2007

Plastics enjoy a boom

From September 25th to 27th, 2007, the triple exhibition (FachPack for packaging solutions, PrintPack for packaging print and production, and Logintern for internal logistics) opens its doors in Nuremberg, Germany. 1,300 exhibitors are expected, and over 33,000 visitors. As an appetiser COSSMA brings you here news of some of the latest trends in plastic and bioplastic packaging and looks at a few of the new products that will be on show.
As usual at least one third of the exhibitors will be medium sized manufacturers of packaging, packaging materials and packaging aids. They will be sited together with packaging machinery manufacturers in a high profile location. Historically two out of three visitors said that they were particularly interested in this aspect of the exhibition.

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Beauty from within

Arctic berry seed oils

Berry seed oils rich in essential fatty acids, natural antioxidants and vitamins as well as plant sterols are nature’s offer for a targeted oral supplementation of bioactive components enhancing the beauty of the skin from within, as Dr. Baoru Yang , Research and Development Manager of Aromtech explains.

Due to technical problems, some of the greek letters in the printed English version of this article got mixed up - please refer to the corrected PDF-version below. Sorry for the inconvenience!

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Endless legs: Anti Age spray for legs

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:

Aveda Lip Tint SPF 15 formulated with meadowfoam oil, Thalgo’s Terraké brand with a range of treatments to for stress, cellulite, dehydrated skin and signs of ageing, and finally Efasit AntiAge Bein Spray. 

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Tube of the Year 2007

Prizewinning elegance

The "Tube of the Year 2007" exhibition organised by the European Tube Manufacturers Association (etma) clearly shows a trend towards multifunctionality combined with visual elegance and user convenience.
In this year's competition prizes were once again awarded for tubes in four categories – plastic, laminate, aluminium, and prototype tubes irrespective of the material.

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Europe's autumn highlight for the cosmetics business

The 22nd BEAUTY FORUM MUNICH, which takes place on October 27th and 28th at the Munich M,O,C, is set to beak all records. There will be more than 750 exhibiting companies and brands presenting their products and services, spread over 8 halls and covering more than 30,000 square metres of exhibition space.

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Body Care

This month we have assembled a numerous of formulations for our "body care products" special. This collection of versatile basic formulations, submitted for this issue by ingredients suppliers, can be downloaded free of charge from the Internet. All you need to do is enter this month's access data, which you will see on the Internet button on page 3 of the print issue. There are more than 41 different formulations from 23 suppliers, and among them you will find several formulations that are particularly suitable for marketing trend-setting products.

There is a particularly large number of body creams and lotions amongst which you will find anti-ageing and firming formulations plus plenty of other interesting suggestions. There is also a good selection of cleansing products for the skin and hair, and anyone who is looking for self-tanners, sun care formulations or décolleté products will not be disappointed.

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Emulsions: Caring and cleansing

Formulation: Body Oil >>

Formulation: Lotion for Dry Skin >>

Formulation: Night Cream >>

Formulation: Micro Emulsion Containing Facial Cleanser >>

Formulation: Creamy Facial Cleanser >>

Formulation: Cream Shower Bath, cold processable >>

Formulation: White Lotion >>

Arctic berry seed oils: Beauty from within

Figures and charts illustrating study results >>

Product Informtaion: RED ALFA Lingonberry Seed Oil >>

Product Information: BLUE TOCOL Bilberry Seed Oil >>

Product Information: RED GAMMA Raspberry Seed Oil >>

Product Information: RED TOCOL Cranberry Seed Oil >>

Product Information: SHAJIO Seach Buckthorn Berry Oil >>

Product Information: VITA Strawberry Seed Oil >>

Product Information: EFADUO Blackcurrant Seed Oil >>

Microencapsulation: More than coloured particles

Product Information: ISP Captivates >>

Fachpack 2007: Plastics enjoy a boom

Article in a PDF file >>

Products of the month: International launches

Product informationen Aveda Lip Tint SPF 15, Terraké, AntiAge Leg Spray by Efasit >>

Formulations: Body Care Products

Formulations supplied by
BASF Aktiengesellschaft Fine Chemicals

Shower Oil with Luvitol Lite >>

Cooling Bodylotion >>

Shampoo with Luviquat Ultracare and Luvitol Lite >>


Formulations supplied by
Croda Chemicals Europe Ltd

Body Beautiful >>

Body Contour Gel >>

Perfect Physique >>

Self Tanning Cream >>


Formulations supplied by
The Monoi Institute:

Beach Scrub >>

Island Green Balm >>

Sap Hair Conditioner >>

Velvet Fluid Skin Conditioner >>


Formulations supplierd by
Lubrizol Advanced Materials

Chocolate Creme Souffle >>

Clear Body Wash >>

Cookies and Cream Skin Polishing >>

Ethernal Butter Cream >>

Satin Slimming Cream >>


Formulations supplied by
Pentapharm AG

Anti-Aging Lotion Containing Colhibin >>

Gentle Cleansing Foam Containing Pentavitin >>

Sprayable Soothing Lotion containing Stimu-Tex AS >>

Spray for sensitive & dry skin containing Hypericum PG >>


Formulations supplied by
SLI Chemicals GmbH

Amaranth Oil Soap >>

Amaranth Oil Soap with Peeling >>

Shower Foam with Amaranth Oil >>

Facial Cream with Amaranth Oil >>

Hand Cream with Amaranth Oil >>


Formulations supplied by various ingredient providers:

Shower Cream >>

Milk & Honey Body Spray (O/W)  >>

OW SkinTone Refining Cream  >>

Lotion mit Alpha-Glocosyl-Hesperidin  >>

Body Yogurt with Power Crystals  >>

Hand and Body Moisturizer >>

Aqua Cleanser Gel  >>

Body Sculpting Milk >>

Sunscreen Lotion with LaraCare (R) A200 >>

Body Cream  >>

Moisturizing Body Lotion with Olive Oil  >>

Bust Enhancing Cream with Volufiline  >>

Body Milk >>

L.01 Body Lotion cold preparation  >>

Moisturizing Body Wash  >>

Body Wash with SymMollient >>

Firming Lotion  >>


Further formulations see formulations special >>

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