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Preventive cosmetics

A better future for your skin

In line with Lipotec’s new “Preventive Cosmetics” approach the company has designed active ingredients which create an intelligent molecular protection to neutralise the harmful effects of free radicals, thus producing innovative prevention against premature ageing: Aldenine and Lipochroman-6. After all, protection is prevention.

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Folic acid

New route for anti-ageing

Aline Hueber, Junior Marketing Manager at DSM, shows in what respect folic acid is an effective ingredient in the fight against skin ageing, including photoageing.So far folic acid has not been used a great deal in cosmetics products, mainly due to difficulties in formulation. DSM, the only Western producer of folic acid, has now developed methods to overcome those obstacles so that detailed procedures are available as formulation guidelines.

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Safety evaluation and regulation

A hot potato

Safety evaluation is taking on much more significance than previously in the draft EU Directive. As a result there was a significant desire for additional information in the varied programme of presentations at the recent "Karlsruhe Cosmetics Meeting", where the main theme was the "Safety Evaluation of Cosmetics Products". COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss asked Dr. Gerd Mildau, director responsible for cosmetics chemicals at the Karlsruhe office for chemical and veterinary product analysis, about the practical implications that emerged from the conference.

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Felted Moisturizing Soap

Product Development: International launches

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

Felted Moisturizing Soap by Pelindaba,
Mood Swing Lip Gloss by Too Faced
and Niveas Diamond Gloss Shampoo.

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Pumps

Looking better, working better

COSSMA asked representatives from Coster, Emsar, MWV Calmar, Pfeiffer, Rexam and Valois about the hot-test trends in lotion and perfume pumps. This is what they told us.

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Latin America

Sales doubled

The toiletries and personal care market in Latin America is booming right now. According to Euromonitor, in the last five years alone the 20.789 billion US Dollar turnover seen in 2002 doubled to 41.194 billion in 2007. COSSMA has been taking a closer look at the markets in Brazil, Mexico and Colombia.

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Formulations

Hair Products

Our formulations special in this issue brings you some exciting new ideas for hair products. For those that like a splash of colour Merck's Hair Mascara is just the thing. Black Shine Hairstick from LCW has been specially created for black hair. The selection of shampoos includes a Clear Conditioning Shampoo from Aqualon, a Shampoo for Normal Hair from Dow Corning, a Conditioning Shampoo for Coarse and Damaged Hair from Evonik Goldschmidt, a Protective Transparent Shampoo from Galaxy Surfactants, and a Clear Conditioning Shampoo from Stepan.

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 32 of the printed edition in May

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