May 2009

Editorial Focus: Anti-Ageing

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Liquidrock Trend-Ticker

Anti-Ageing: Curbing the ageing process

To maintain their place in the modern world ageing consumers are using more and more of the lifestyle products aimed at the young. A growing life expectancy and poor pension schemes are compelling average consumers to work well into their 70’s, and anti-ageing strategies and products have become more and more necessary. Nina Neve, media researcher at Liquidrock, analyses the latest trends in anti-ageing strategies.

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Natural Cosmetics

Legal regulation in sight?

Right now natural cosmetics products are popping up like mushrooms out of the ground. It’s no wonder then, that monitoring authorities are now starting to look closely at this subject. Dr. Gerd Mildau of the chemical and veterinary research office in Karlsruhe, in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, the problems that arise due to the lack of an EU-wide definition of natural cosmetics.

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Polymers

Individually tailored sensory properties

This year, the Cognis Innovation Award, set up in 2001 to recognise the achievements of employees, went to two polymeric emulsifiers: Cosmedia SP and Cosmedia SPL. Their major advantage over the standard polymers on the market is to enable manufacturers to precisely control the structural, aesthetic and sensory properties of skin care products.

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Youth to drink

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
An anti-ageing dermatological food supplement for men,
a dual body care targeting cellulite,
and an aromatic hair treatment for an oily scalp.

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Pumps + Dispensers

Increasing popularity of airless dispensers

Today it is much more than high class perfumes that are dispensed by pumps. Creams are also increasingly seen in pump packs, and the particular requirement for airless dispensing has a lot to do with the current trend to natural cosmetics and their ever more sensitive formulations. COSSMA takes a look at the latest developments.

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European tube association

Sales up in 2008

Etma, the European tube manufacturers association, celebrate their 50th anniversary this year at the etma congress in Istanbul from June 10th to 12th. The European tube industry, with 52 member companies from 19 countries, maintained a steady performance in 2008 despite a difficult final quarter. In total 10.394 billion tubes were produced – 3 percent more than in the previous record year 2007.

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COSSMA Packaging Summit 2009

A totally different type of packaging event

Filling new niches by creative innovation is the challenge of the times. The first COSSMA Packaging Summit, to which we warmly invite you, takes place on June 17th in Munich’s InnSide Premium Hotel, and is aimed at providing inspiration to help you meet today’s challenges. By way of our on-line newsletter voting you have chosen, for discussion at the conference, the topics in which you are most interested. And we have selected the most appropriate speakers in line with your packaging priorities.

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Formulations

Hair Care, Hair Color, Hair Styling

Our extensive and varied collection of formulations includes, in addition to shampoos, hair serums, waxes, creams, hair masks, colouring formulations, gels, tonics, mousses, lotions and hair oil. For those looking for hair care products with anti-ageing properties Croda’s Age Defying Hair Cream should be of interest.

Hair colouring is a popular theme, and the basis of numerous formulations, including Semi-permanent Tinting Formulation for Dark Hair from Ciba, Coloring Soft Wax “Pink” from Eckart, Color Retention Hair Glaze from IMCD Germany, and Clear Colouring Foaming Gel from LCW – Sensient Cosmetic Technologies.

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 34 of the printed edition in May

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Favorite Formulations of the COSSMA Readers

Top Formulation Downloads 2009

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. As a special service to our readers we have collected together the most popular downloads from January- April 2009. Here you will see at a glance which 15 formulations were accessed most frequently during the past months: The Top 3 are O/W Cream 0,1% MicroSilver BG™, supplied by Bioepiderm and Nature Firming Body Lotion and Natural Caring Cream, both supplied by Dr. Straetmans.

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