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"Green" formulations are much in demand

COSSMA spoke to representatives from Cognis, Kolb and Zschimmer & Schwarz about the latest developments in emulsions. In summary, the main features are "green" emulsions, cold processing, and the trend towards liquid crystal, lamellar systems.

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Alternative preservation

1,2-Alkanediols put to the test

Using two separate tests, Dr. Fernando Ibarra of Dr. Straetmans GmbH shows that 1,2-alkanediols have a quite different antimicrobial performance depending on their  distribution coefficient and the influence of the oily phase. Caprylyl glycol, which is offered as a pure substance as well as in blends with different properties, was shown to be particularly effective.

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Lip-balm helps to calm a queasy stomach

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:

Bulgari’s skin care line with Gem Essence,
Avon’s Uplifting Mascara and
Erbaviva’s lip balm for mothers-to-be which helps to calm a queasy stomach.

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Market Survey Ingredient Distributors

At a glance: Distributors

Buying from a distributor with a wide range of products to offer also means that it is often possible to enjoy “one stop shopping”. Our survey shows how you can get in touch with distributors in various countries, and the list of ingredients manufacturers at the end of the survey shows which distributors represent them.

If you are a service provider, and are not included in this year's survey please send a short e-mail to This will ensure that you are given the opportunity to submit your company details for the 2008 survey. An entry in the market survey is, of course, free of charge.


Sun Care

Our formulations special in this issue brings you some exciting new ideas for sun care products. This month we bring you a total of 40 formulations from 20 different companies. The very varied mix of basic formulations that have been specially submitted for this issue by ingredients manufacturers can be downloaded free of charge from our web site. You will find your access codes on the Internet button on page 3 and 36 of the printed edition in December.

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Alternative preservation: 1,2-Alkanediols put to the test

Sample formulations for:

Moisture Balm, Preservative free >>

Rich Face Cream >>

Body Wash >>

Emulsions: "Green" formulations are much in demand

Sample formulations for:

Soap-free Skin neutral Shaving Cream (EO free), Cold processable >>

Cream Shower Bath >>

NATURECARE  Argan oil fresh body milk
(Formulated under consideration of Ecocert guidelines) >>

NATURECARE  Sweet Almond Butter Gel
(Formulated under consideration of Ecocert guidelines) >>

NATURECARE  Anti-Age Special Treatment
(Formulated under consideration of Ecocert guidelines) >>

Products of the month: International Launches

Product information Skin Care Line with Gem Essence, Avon’s Uplifting Mascara, Erbaviva’s lip balm for mothers-to-be (calm a queasy stomach) >>

Personal Care Market Germany: 3,6 % growth

Chart: Personal care market Germany 2007 >>

Pure water supply system: Upgraded to latest standards

Extended German language version of article (5 pages) >>

Formulations: Sun care, sun protection, self tanning

Formulations supplied by
BASF Aktiengesellschaft Fine Chemicals

Daily Care Cream "THREE LINES OF DEFENSE" SPF 15 >>

Only Mineral Cream SPF 15 >>

Sun Spray SPF 20 >>

Sun Care Lotion SPF 30 >>

Sun Care Cream SPF 50+ >>


Formulations supplied by

Soft Suncare Cream SPF 50 >>

Continuous Spray SPF 20 >>

Smooth Sun Gel SPF 25 >>

Easy Use Sun Spray SPF 30 >>

Sun Shield, Non Greasy SPF 50 >>


Formulations supplied by
Dr. Straetmans GmbH

Pre Tan Body Lotion ECO >>

PEG free Sun Milk >>

Natural Sun Lotion >>

Sun Regenerating Shampoo >>


Formulations supplied by
Kolb Distribution Ltd.

O-W PEG-free Sprayable Sun Lotion cold proc. >>

O-W Sprayable Sun Protection Lotion >>

O-W Sun Protection Lotion >>

W-O Sun Protection Lotion >>


Formulations supplied by
Orafti Bio Based Chemicals:

High SFP Hydrating Sun Cream (SPF 85 in vitro) >>

Hydrating Sun Spray with UV Titan >>

Rinse off Shower Cream SPF >>

High SPF Hydrating Sun Cream with UV Titan (SPF 33 in vitro) >>

Hydrating Sun Spray (SPF 28 in vitro) >>


Formulations supplied by
Rahn AG:

Sun Milk >>

Self Tanning Cream >>

Sun Allergy SOS Spray >>


Formulations supplied by various other suppliers:

Velvet Sun Cream >>

Preparing Sun Body Cream-Gel (O/W) with Phytosan >>

Aprés Sun Milk >>

Funny Sun Cream >>

Self Tanning Spray >>

Daily Moisture with Medium SPF >>

Sun protection lotion >>

Sunscreen Wipe >>

Sun care fluid milk >>

After-Sun Gel (12 Hour Activity) >>

Non-aqueous Sun Spray, SPF 30 >>

Daily Sun Protection UV SPF 25 >>


Further formulations see formulations special >>

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