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Natural Cosmetics

New emulsifier systems as problem solvers

Today, with polyglycerol based emulsifier systems most cosmetics products can be formulated in a quality that was unimaginable just a few years ago. Even with classic natural products, which can be a problem when attempting to ensure good performance and at the same time avoiding the use of ingredients that do not conform to the requirements of natural cosmetics, the innovative use of polyglycerol based emulsifiers can be of advantage, explains Dr. Fernando Ibarra of Dr. Straetmans.

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Ni 2007

Naturally does it

One of the biggest trends to sweep Europe in recent years has been the consumer’s love affair with all things natural, thanks to increased availability of natural ingredients. It’s a trend that transcends manufacturing sectors, extending from food to cosmetics, personal care products and health remedies. The first Natural ingredients exhibition, as a show in its own right, now takes place from October 30th to November 1st at the ExCel centre in London.

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Advanced photo protection

Smart cosmetics with dynamic protection

Even today most methods of UV protection leave something to be desired, because, for example, secondary actives such as antioxidants are only effective to a limited extent. A new sun protection concept developed by Merck not only maintains the protection level during use but even increases it. Using such actives as RonaCare AP it will in future be possible to fine-tune sun protection products and daytime care preparations to suit the individual user's UV exposure level and skin condition, as is explained by Sabine Hitzel of Merck.

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A star is born

Nail polish with magnetic pigments

The Lancôme Autumn/Winter 2007 trend collection, created by Gucci Westman Neville, includes “Le Magnetique” – a nail polish that contains, amongst others, iron pigments that can be lined up on the fingernail using a magnet, such that a star shape appears. This clever magnetic effect earns our Star of the Month.

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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.

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Nail Lacquer Remove Wipes: The Stripper to go

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:

Ready to Wear by Sunsilk – a range of limited edition hair care products created in collaboration with fashion designers, Gel Douche Effet Bronzant – a shower gel with a self-tanning effect, and nail lacquer remover wipes called The Stripper to go.

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Standard Packaging

Successful differentiation

It is only by harmonious styling that a uniquely elegant and glamorous look can be achieved. This principal also applies to the way that a cream jar is decorated and enhanced. Lyne Hélène Bouchard and Fabian Erlhöfer of Louvrette describe for COSSMA readers the various ways in which the most exciting effects can be achieved.

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Emulsifier blend makes it possible

Plant-based W/O formulations

Hostacerin EWO makes it possible to produce classic W/O creams without the use of paraffins, silicones and/or compounds containing ethylene oxide. Furthermore the emulsifier blend helps to cut manufacturing costs, as is explained by Dr. Wibke Stelter, R&D manager of Clariant.

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20th Luxe Pack in Monaco

Focus on new luxury packaging

From October 23rd to 26th more than 300 exhibitors will be at Luxe Pack in Monaco to show which way the wind is blowing in the world of luxury packaging. In addition to a varied programme of presentations and accompanying events, on this 20th anniversary 10 exhibitors, who have been at every Luxe Pack since the beginning, working with the European Design Institute in Milan, plan to show what luxury packaging will look like in another 20 years time. For our own exhibition preview we have picked out a few exciting new products that will be on show this year.

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Aerosols

Some impressive innovations

Gregor Spengler, Secretary General of Aerobal, the International
Organisation of Aluminium Aerosol Container Manufacturers, reviews
this years winners of the “World Aluminium Aerosol Can Award”.

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22nd BEAUTY FORUM MUNICH 2007

Keep track of trends at the industry’s get-together

On October 27th and 28th beauty professionals from more than 50 countries will get together at the M,O,C, in Munich to update themselves on the latest trends at Europe’s premier trade fair for the professional cosmetics sector. They will see product offerings from more than 750 companies and brands, spread over 8 halls. 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.

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Formulations

Skin firming

This month in our formulations section we turn our attention to “skin firming products” and bring you a widely varied selection of basic formulations submitted by specialist ingredients manufacturers.

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Natural + organic products: What’s new?

Engl. original version of the article >>

Natural cosmetics: New emulsifier systems as problem solvers

Formulation: Natural Soothing Bath Oil >>

Formulation: Natural Shower Gel >>

Product information: Dermofeel PO >>

Product information: Dermofeel PP >>

Product information: Dermosoft GMCY >>

Arctic berry seed oils: Beauty from within

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!

Download Scientific long version of article >>

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 >>

Emulsifier blend makes it possible: Plant-based W/O formulations

References >>

Advanced photo protection: Smart cosmetics with dynamic protection

Formulation: Advanced Photoprotection >>

Formulation: Self Tanning Cream (O/W) >>

Formulation: Day Care with Intelligent Protection Complex >>

Formulation: Anti-Pollution Body Protector (O/W) >>

Product of the Month: International Launches

Productinformation Limited Edition Hair Care range, Self-Tanning shower gel, nail-remover mittens  The Stripper to go >>

Formulations: Skin-tightening products

Formulations supplied by
Croda Chemicals Europe Ltd

TNT! Tone Nourish Tighten >>

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Formulations supplied by
Pentapharm AG

Body slimming Session containing REGU®-SHAPE >>

Body Styling Lotion containing REGU®-SLIM >>

Sprayable Contouring Lotion containing REGU®-SHAPE >>

Tightening Gel for Decolleté containing PENTAVITIN®, PEPHA®-TIGHT and PREREGEN® >>

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Formulations supplied by various ingredient providers:

Instant Face Tightening & Smoothing Cream >>

Smooth Move BT-20  >>

Skin Tightening Facial Mask  >>

Slimming & Firming Cream   >>

Skin-Tightening Anti-Ageing Serum with SYNTRAN PC 5100  >>

Slimming and firming gel  >>

Refreshing Energizing Body Mist  >>

Shaping Body Cream Gel  >>

Massagecream with Amarashape >>

Body Contouring Lotion with Bodyfit  >>

Slimming Body Milk  >>

Botanical Facial Conditioning Gel  >>

Skirt the Issue” - Thigh Toning gel w/ Iso-slim Complex & Lipolyse HCC  >>

Firming Lotion  >>

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Further formulations see formulations special >>

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