February 2009

Editorial Focus: Hair Care

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Hair Care + Hair Colorants

More refined, with improved tolerance

More than 50 percent of women in the West colour their hair with permanent colorants. In an interview Dr. Jennifer M. Marsh, Principal Scientist at P&G Beauty's Innovation Center, explains which are the main consumer attitudes dominating the market and also looks at new technologies that will revolutionise that market.

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Liquid Rock Trend Ticker

The future of hair care

According to Nina Neve, media researcher at Liquidrock, the future is looking very bright for colour treatments in the hair care sector. Having gone through a fairly static period, the colour treatment brands should benefit from the dramatic changes in the financial world over the last few months.

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Beauty within

Combining beauty from inside and outside is one of the emerging trends in Western countries, following developments in the Far East where cosmetics companies have had their own nutricosmetic brands for years. Dr. Isabelle Frappa from DSM presents some of the most important ingredients and some new scientific results relevant to nutricosmetics.

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Tremendous Tomato for your hair

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
Tremendous Tomato Daily Volumizing Conditioner with 96.6 percent natural ingredients,
Gillette Venus Shaving Starter Kit for teenage girls
and the shower gel Replay for Him claimed to be the first featuring the fragrance of guaiac wood.

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Facial care in a bottle

Working with RPC Kutenholz L'Oréal Paris have developed a new bottle for their high quality facial care products sold under the Derma Genesis brand name. The cell-invigorating, refreshing facial tonic is packaged in a soft pink bottle whilst the cleansing milk has more of a white look. The products are positioned in the high end of the market. The 200 ml bottles are produced from polypropylene random copolymer using the client's own mould tools.

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Facial Care + Colour Cosmetics

On these grey winter days our February 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.

You will find 36 formulations, going from face cream and eye cream through after-shaves to colour cosmetics, put forward by 30 different ingredients suppliers. For example, how about a face cream with the intriguing name Eternal Life Code, proposed by Seppic? In terms of foundations there are the suggestions from LCW, who offer the Powdery Evanescent Foundation, Siltech LLC with their Fluid Foundation, and Dow Corning, who tempt us with the Glams Touch.

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 35 of the printed edition in February.

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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!