January 2009

Editorial Focus: Emulsions

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Elegant formulations: Sensory luxury for "green" products

The trend towards ecologically-friendly ingredients is setting new standards for skin care products. Reza Gusche and Professor Dr. Andrea Wanninger from the applied organic chemistry/consumer products department of the Niederrhein Technical High School show here which new ingredients make it particularly easy to formulate appealing products for the natural cosmetics market.

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Liquid Rock Trend Ticker

Trends in Body Care: Texture sensations on the skin

Ever since the launch of Estée Lauder’s Idealist moisturiser the bar has been raised on innovative formulations – moisturising creams must be state-of-the art in terms of their formulation. According to Nina Neve, media researcher from the British trend consultancy Liquidrock, trends in emulsion technology are driven by a number of factors – life style trends, specialised manufacturing techniques and the consumer’s desire for performance and experience.

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Natural cosmetics in perspective

"Perspectives for natural cosmetics – natural cosmetics in perspective" was the title of a scien-tific symposium organised in Cologne on November 12th by Dr. Straetmans with the assistance of various collaboration partners. The event was attended by 120 representatives from the R&D de-partments of cosmetics manufacturers.

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Sun Care with Jelly-fish Sting protection

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
OP Therapy’s Hand Creme with Emu Oil,
Herbaceutic’s Bio-Moist Serum Foundation with White Snow Mushroom,
and Godiva Safe Sea Sunblock with Jelly-fish Sting protection.

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LuxePack 2008

Luxury –a "must have" even in crisis times

With a 5.83 percent increase in visitor numbers to 6,478 LuxePack, which took place from October 28th to 31st in Monaco, set a new attendance record. COSSMA looks at which way the luxury market is heading, and at some of the exciting new developments that were on show.

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Favorite Formulations of the COSSMA Readers

Top Downloads 2008

Our formulations page is always a very popular feature. This is where you can quickly find all sorts of interesting new formulations, sorted by category. For those who want to look closely at the individual formulations, they are available for downloading on our web site at www.cossma.com/formulations. As a special service to our readers we have collected together the most popular downloads of 2008 under the heading Top Downloads 2008. Here you will see at a glance which 25 formulations were accessed most frequently during the past year. Have fun browsing through them!


Sun Care

On these grey winter days our January issue looks at a nice sunny subject. Yes! This month we have put together for you an interesting collection of exciting new sun care formulations from different ingredients suppliers.

Have you not yet decided what kind of sun care products you are looking for? It is no wonder then that, according to the German IKW trade association, sales value in this category stagnated in 2008. Creativity and convenience are what is called for here! It's a matter of persuading all those "sun-protection-is-not-for-me" types that sun care is not just an unnecessary inconvenience. Be inspired by our extensive and varied selection!

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 January.

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