November 2008

Editorial Focus: Innovations

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Design: From puritanical to whimsical

Frank-Peter Hartmann, a mem-ber of the board of Syndicate Brand & Corporate Design with responsibility for consultancy and business development, presents details of an internal study that reflects current packaging trends.

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Liquid Rock Trend Ticker

Seeking perfectly targeted solutions

Nina Neve, media researcher from Liquidrock, highlights some of 2008’s coolest and most innovative trends: Hard Wiring – Technically Inspired Innovation, Digital Prescription – Measurable Solutions, Techno Smart – Intelligent Products, Techno Assist – Daily Solutions and Techno Goodness – Inspired Super Ingredients

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Personal Care Market India

From tradition to trendy

Alongside countries such as Argentina, Brazil, China and Russia the international market research company Kline & Co. has also identified India as an emerging market for personal care products, with double-figure growth in that sector. In 2007 sales at manufacturer level were about 4.6 billion US Dollars. In this article you can read more about the special features of this aspiring market.

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Almond oil for rosy lips

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
MiN New York’s Solution 2 Post-Shave Treatment,
Garnier’s Fructis Nordic Hair Care
and Vaseline Lip Therapy’s Rosy Lips.

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UV-A filter with a dual action

Avoiding free radicals during the self-tanning process

Consumers expect a "healthy tan" from self-tanning products, i.e. beautifully bronzed skin without the negative effects of sun-bathing. Recent studies have shown however that the number of free radicals is dramatically increased if, after applying a self-tanner, the user goes out into sunlight. COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss asked Dr Heike Flösser-Müller of BASF how this problem can be solved.

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Anti-ageing in case law

Can skin ageing be stopped?

The German law courts in Schleswig, in a case that involved the advertising claims for a nutri-tional supplement and a skin cream, decided that the anti-ageing claims being made were misleading because none of the treatments offered on the market today is capable of slowing down, stopping or reversing the natural ageing process of the skin

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Market Survey Packaging

At a glance: Packaging suppliers

A manufacturer that wants to do everything possible to persuade his customers to buy his products must also give careful consideration to the packaging to be that his product clearly stands out from the crowd. To facilitate your search for the ideal partner to help you in this task we have fully updated our market survey of packaging suppliers. Our handy tabular layout shows at a glance, in the different columns, who is active in which aspect of packaging supply, and who could be helpful to you. We have listed a total of 120 suppliers in this year’s market survey. Particularly when you are looking for suppliers of jars, bottles or tubes a market survey like ours, with 45 different companies in that field, gives you a good choice. But, with 39 names, service providers in the packaging industry are also well represented. Many of the suppliers also include themselves in the listing that covers packaging for colour cosmetics, where we have 32 companies.In the column headed „Most important product“ you will also see immediately whether the supplier in question has a particular speciality.

If you are a packaging supplier, 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 2009 survey. An entry in the market survey is, of course, free of charge.


Sprays + Foams

Our formulations special in this issue brings you some exciting new ideas for cosmetic sprays and foam products.

Some of these formulations sound really exciting. How about, just as an example, the Ice Cool Mousse from Croda? Or what do you think about the Conditioning Mousse from Interpolymer and the Volumizing Hair Mousse from Lubrizol Noveon Consumer Specialties? There is also a rather tempting-sounding two phase Shower Milk Shake from Sisterna.

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 37 of the printed edition in November.

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