January/February 2010

Editorial Focus: Hair Care

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Hair Care

Knowing how: Meeting current trends with the right ingredients

What are the looks that consumers seek most for their hair? Smooth hair, long-lasting colour, well-styled healthy hair protected against UV radiation? COSSMA points out the ingredients, from Evonik, Akzo Nobel, Dow Personal Care, Cognis and Symrise that meet current hair care trends.

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picture: Dove

The last ten years of COSSMA

Selected highlights

This year COSSMA celebrates its 10th birthday. We were interested to know what have been the highlights, over this period, for manufacturers of ingredients, fragrances, packaging and machinery.

picture: pixelio.de

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The latest trend - Mass Customisation

More variety please!!

With the RFID Moduline from the Optima Group time-consuming format changes for small runs, or a client's special packaging, occupying personnel time and slowing down production rates, are a thing of the past. The new format changeover, which can be carried out during the packaging process with no loss of valuable production time, opens up interesting potential for, as an example, an individual version of a mass market product.

picture: Optima group/Kugler

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Quick Hair Concealer

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
Benefique Quick Hair Concealer by Shiseido,
Wonderful Tonight Overnight Treatment from the TIGI S-Factor-Linie,
Michael Christopher Erase Purifying Activator,
Serie Multi Protein, part of the Evolve Eco Beauty Series
and The Nourishing Oil Treatment by Loma Pearatin

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picture: Shiseido

Luxe Pack 2009

Sustainable luxury is in demand

Many of the 330 exhibitors at Luxe Pack 2009 in Monaco were showcasing products with sustainability credentials. In a special presentation area ("Luxe Pack in green") 45 exhibitors were showing a total of 70 new products. You can also find out, in this article, what else was new at the show.

picture: Indigo

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German cleaners and detergents market

Healthy increase despite the crisis

According to estimates by the IKW* the total market for cleaners, detergents and fabric care in Germany once again turned in positive growth figures of 3.7 percent, reaching sales of around 4.03 billion Euros. The per capita turnover for these products was 49 Euros and was well over the figures for the previous two years.

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Formulations

Creams & More

In this issue our selection of formulations covers creams, lotions and exfoliants.

The Cream to Powder Face Moisturiser from Merck sounds rather interesting, although several of the formulations arouse one's curiosity. What about, for example, the Smooth Operator Salt & Pepper Scrub from Croda, the Oxygen Serum with Fiflow MO2 from Creations Couleurs and the Body Polish Rice from Impag?  And our collection doesn’t just have exciting formulations for women, but for men too, with some interesting ideas such as the Natural Respect Aftershave Balm from Croda.

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 39 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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