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Organic fragrances on the way?

COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss spoke to represenatives of CPL Aromas, Drom Fragrances International, Givaudan, IFF, Robertet and Symrise about the latest fragrance trends. Are organic fragrances now in sight? Which new fragrance ingredients are enlivening the market, and which are the dominant fragrance trends?

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Solvent-free filming agent

Tailor-made filming properties

At the In-Cosmetics exhibition from April 15th to 17th in Amsterdam Bayer MaterialScience will be showing the new Baycusan product line. COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss spoke to Dr. Steffen Hofacker, head of Innovation and Business Creation Cosmetics, about the advantages offered by the new polyurethane-based filming agent.

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Retail cartons

Striking designs with metallic effects
Brighter times ahead

Anyone analysing international trends in the field of packaging print ahead of the Interpack and Drupa exhibitions will soon see that high quality design and decoration are still driving the packaging business. Metallic effects in particular feature strongly in cosmetics packaging for high-end and, increasingly frequently, for medium priced products. This would appear to give brands relatively little scope for product differentiation at the point of sale, but in fact new techniques have broadened the spectrum as well as making it economically more flexible, as is explained by Stephan Bestehorn, MD of the Rlc Packaging Group.

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Glittering cold wax strips

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:

Sally Hansen’s Color Quick, a fast drying nail colour pen;

Glitter Magic Sparkle by Nair Teens, a pack including scented and glittering cold wax strips to make depilation an easy and fun experience;

Ella's Botanicals Morning Buzz Bar Soap which is made with ground coffee to exfoliate and deodorize.

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For lipgloss and mascara

A rotary system with robots

Lipgloss and mascara are two products that call for special skills and experience when filling, in particular because of their viscosity. In addition various sizes and shapes of container, that are supplied on trays in variable and unspecified positions, have to be carefully, and faultlessly fed to the automated filling process in an orderly manner. For this type of application Kugler develops and supplies suitable packaging machinery solutions, including robotics.

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In-Cosmetics 2008 in Amsterdam

"Curtain-up" time for new ingredients

Ahead of the in-Cosmetics exhibition, which takes place from April 15th to 17th in Amsterdam, the 430 or so exhibitors are busy making ready their latest developments for presentation at the show. We bring you here a preview of some of the most important launches.

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Colour Cosmetics

Our formulations special in this issue brings you some exciting new ideas for colour cosmetics. In the field of powder formulations there is, for example, a Face Powder with UV-Protection by Merck, which is ideal for the coming springtime. For a summery tone, without sun protection, the Sunny Complexion Powder For Oily Skin from National Starch looks promising. Nordmann, Rassmann presents another powder formulation – Pressed Powder with Honeywell Asensa. The Evonik formulation goes a step further: their creamy make-up High Solid Cream-to-Powder Foundation changes into a powder only after application, imparting a velvety skin feel.

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 48 of the printed edition in April.

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