June 2009

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Liquidrock Trend-Ticker

Sun care products with multi-faceted beauty benefits

Nina Neve, media researcher at Liquidrock, explains that the sun care and artificial tanning sectors are now characterised by multi-tasking products offering exciting cross category trends and that tease consumers with new product performance, results and control.

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Ingredients

Protection from UV rays without using a UVB filter

Dr. William Johncock, Senior Vice President Sun Protection of Symrise explains to COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss how the new active ingredient SymHelios 1031 works and how it manages to shield the skin from external environmental influences such as UV rays, tobacco smoke and car exhaust fumes. In addition, it protects against the long-term damaging effects of UVB rays and reduces UVB-induced wrinkles and inflammation.

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Bottles and jars

New visual effects much in demand

Bottles and jars are the "bread and butter" of cosmetics packaging. So it's just as well that there are always plenty of new ideas and decorative options, allowing an individual brand to stand out from the competition.

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Happy Cosmetics for happy skin

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
Apot.Care's Irido-Radiant Sérum Cure Intense inspired by ophthalmology, Secret Serum Anti-Age Treatment Face, Neck and Chest from Happy Cosmetics made with "happiness molecules" from natural plant extracts, and Amore Pacific's Contour Lift Extreme Serum, said to provide instant lifting on the outside and intense firming on the inside.

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UV protection

Protection from UV rays without using a UVB filter

Dr. William Johncock, Senior Vice President Sun Protection of Symrise explains to COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss how the new active ingredient SymHelios 1031 works and how it manages to shield the skin from external environmental influences such as UV rays, tobacco smoke and car exhaust fumes. In addition, it protects against the long-term damaging effects of UVB rays and reduces UVB-induced wrinkles and inflammation.

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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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