August 2008

Editorial Focus: Make up + Styling

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Colour cosmetics

Inspired by trends elsewhere

It isn't only the trends that we see on the fashion show runway that are quickly translated into colour ranges, textures and cosmetics products. Today cosmetics designers are inspired by new skin care trends and also by developments in industry sectors far removed from cosmetics.

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Sensory Properties

Cosmetics that you can feel

Cosmetics products should not only be effective but should also feel good. Unusual textures can also provide brand differentiation. COSSMA looks at some of the ingredients and product ideas with interesting sensory properties.

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Colour your face

How pigments get to be eye-catchers

Xenia Petsitis of Merck, in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, explains amongst other things which pigments are particularly innovative, which trends can be identified in the latest developments, and the most effective tricks that are used to maximise the impact of pigments with Color-Travel effects and pearlescent pigments.

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Self Tan Face Cream for Men

Product Development: International launches

This month Nica Lewis of Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club: SpinLash, mascara with a rotating brush,
the self-tan face cream Best of Summer by AXE,
a well-established mass market toiletries brand for young men
that now ventures into the field of skin care.

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New paperboard quality

White with a certain something

40 years after Invercote paperboard first came onto the market a new Invercote quality board is now being launched following a 74 million Euro revamp of the KM2 board machine at the Iggesunds Bruk factory. All members of the Invercote product range – Invercote G, Invercote Creato and Invercote Duo – will exhibit the new quality characteristics. The new types of board will, step by step, replace the older types.

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Market Survey Ingredients

In our August issue we present our 2008 market survey of suppliers of ingredients for the cosmetics industry. In this fully updated survey we have included all of the companies that responded in good time to our questionnaire. Our survey covers about 150 companies in alphabetical order with their products and address details.

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Formulations

Anti-acne + teenagers

Our formulations special in this issue brings you some exciting new ideas for cosmetic products for anti-acne and teenager products.

In cases of impure skin the answer is thorough cleansing, and there are cleansing formulations from Croda, Symrise, Colonial Chemical, Cognis and Desert Whale Jojoba. Among the creams put forward are formulations from the ingredienst suppliers Merck, DSM, Evonik and Sederma.

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 August.

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