September 2009

Editorial Focus: Facial Care

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Facial Care Market Data

Saving face

Because we all want to look good, even in difficult economic times, it is no surprise that the facial care category grew globally from 2007 to 2008 by a not inconsiderable 5.6 percent to 41.5 billion Euros. Facial care grew particularly strongly over this period in Latin America, where the figure was 16.7 percent. Eastern Europe, as well as the Middle East/Africa region, were also outstanding, with growth figures of 14.1 percent and 12.8 percent.

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A multifunctional concept

In response to the market's lat-est anti-ageing trends Evonik’s Care Specialties business unit presents a multifunctional concept. Some years ago the general understanding about anti-ageing was that an anti-ageing product should reduce wrinkles. A lot of effort has been put into further evaluating and understanding the anti-ageing process and its sub-processes. To fulfil today’s consumer needs a cosmetic product has to offer far more than wrinkle reduction. No wonder that there is an ongoing need for new raw materials, especially for active ingredients that combat the various signs of ageing.

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High-performance emollients …

 … with sensory appeal

A pleasant sensory experience, such as eating rich chocolate or smelling fresh-ground coffee, is an important factor in enjoying everyday life. Consumers also see sensory stimulation in personal care products as a real benefit. Emollients play a key role in giving products the right skin feel. Ulrich Issberner, Global Marketing Director Personal Care at Cognis, explains the benefits of the company’s broad portfolio of high-performance products in this area.

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"Sleeping Water" with vegetable extracts

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
Fab Pore 15-Minute Facial Peel, the purifiying mask Énigmatique Geisha, Laneíge Water Sleeping Pack and Vegetables formulated with vegetable extracts.

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Tube of the year awards

A barometer of creative innovation

On the occasion of the annual congress, marking the association's 50th anniversary, ETMA (the European Tube Manufacturers Association) also presented the Tube of the Year Awards. This competition within the tube industry, begun in 1981, took place this year for the 28th time. Seven experts judged the entries from ETMA member companies and made awards for the best and most innovative tubes in three categories - aluminium, laminate and plastic. There is, in addition, a special "prototype" category

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Liquidrock Trend-Ticker

Fact or fiction? Men’s skin care revolution

Angus Young, responsible for Marketing and Business Development at Liquidrock, explains what to expect in the future from men’s skin care.This year’s In-Focus feature at the In-Cosmetics in Munich was entitled “3D designing beauty architecture”, and involved 7 ingredients suppliers, 3 designers and architects, as well as the major brands L’Oréal and Chanel. The In-Focus exhibition platform forges a strategic synergy between R&D and marketing. In challenging current perceptions and creating product prototypes suppliers anticipate and inspire future trends.

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Body Care

In this issue our selection of formulations covers body care products.

Formulations for natural cosmetics products are exactly in line with current trends, and include the Anti-gel – Firming & repairing melting butter from Cognis, the Natural Body Butter from Desert Whale, the Natural Moisture Balm from Dr. Straetmans, the Organic Youth Cream from Gattefossé, the Nature-Based Hand and Body Cream from Hallstar, the Gentle Cleansing Preservative-Free Body Wash from Inolex and the Organic Skin Lotion from R.T. Vanderbilt Company. Additional creative ideas are presented by, for instance, Croda with Body Soufflé and Bath Bliss 3-Phase-Oil.

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.

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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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