September 2008

Editorial Focus: Facial Care

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Facial care

Current trends: Nature, Cosmeceuticals, UV protection

COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss asked representatives of Cognis, Laboratoires Sérobiologiques, Dermatest, Dow Corning, Mibelle and Symrise about current trends in facial care. She was interested to know the steps that the various companies are taking to meet these trends.

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Active substances

The moisturiser makes a comeback

A large number of cosmetics currently on the market today use words such as "hydro", aqua" and "moist" in their promotional message. The comeback of the moisturiser in cosmetics is hardly surprising – after all a properly bal-anced skin moisture level not only  prepares the way for the successful use of other actives such as anti-oxidants and anti-ageing products, but can itself slow down the skin's ageing process. Andrea Weber, head of R&D at Babor, describes some of the latest actives and their mechanisms.

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The Spanish personal care market

A growing beauty care market

Last year the personal care products market in Spain grew by 5.7 percent and hit 7,872 million Euros. The value of goods pro-duced in Spain was 4,920 million Euros.

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Self Tan Face Cream for Men

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
a mascara whose formula changes colour under UV light,
a powered facial cleanser
and a shampoo directing the movement of moisture on the hair to protect it from damage during growth.

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Tube of the Year 2008

Awards for unusual visual and tactile effects

The winners of the "Tube of the Year 2008" competition, organised by the European Tube manufacturers Association (Etma), were characterised by particularly appealing visual and tactile effects. The competition covers three facets of tube manufacture, i.e. plastic, laminate and metal tubes, plus a prototype category which is open to any type of tube.

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HBA in New York

When the 16th HBA Global Expo takes place in the New York Jakob K. Javits Center from September 9th to 11th there will be more than 700 beauty industry suppliers keen to show off their latest developments to the trade visitors, from new formulation ideas through packaging to finished products. We have assembled for you here a selection of the new products that will be on show.

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Formulations

Body Care

Our formulations special in this issue brings you some exciting new ideas for cosmetic products for anti-body care products.

The formulations on offer this month include products covering the widest range of body care applications. For instance, what about a treatment for stretch marks, a sun-tan lotion, a clear micro-emulsion after-shave, several deodorants and antiperspirants, shimmering body lotions, or various personal cleansing products?

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 46 of the printed edition in September.

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