October 2010

Editorial Focus: Natural Cosmetics

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Natural Cosmetics

Driving the cosmetics industry

Elfriede Dambacher presents the key points of the latest industry report on natural cosmetics. Despite the crisis year of 2009 the sales of natural cosmetics products appear relatively unaffected by the general slow-down. In difficult economic circumstances natural cosmetics even managed to further increase their market share. Their consumer base continues to increase, but the market is subject to some significant changes.

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picture: Sanoflore

Sustainability or just "Greenwashing"?

Sustainability as a major trend

These days there is hardly any company communication that does not refer to ethical and social responsibility and the environment. In the cosmetics industry too the global players are doing their best to outbid each other and cover themselves with the finest credentials in matters of sustainability and green logistics. But is this really a long-term change in company strategy or just another marketing tool and a vehicle to promote the company image? Read more in the article by

picture: Doris Collier, Pixelio.de

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Target groups and active ingredients

The myth of targeted actives

Dr. Karl Lintner attempts to define target groups and redefines the term "active ingredients" as widely used in cosmetics. He shows with what tremendous creativity the cosmetics industry deals with target groups and the targeted activity of ingredients.

picture: Anja Roesnick, Fotalia.com

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New Natural Cosmetic Products

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new natural cosmetic products:

Immupure by Pharmaco,
Dermaclean Anti-Aging Repair Cleanser,
Kombucha Cleanser by EmerginC Scientific Organics
Huile Pure de Pépins de Figues de Barbarie,
Amazon Beauty Rahua
und Ecoagents.org Elixir

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picture: EmerginC Scientific Organics


Going green

When it comes to capturing consumer interest in cosmetics and personal care products, the use of natural ingredients or those with a low environmental impact sits high on the list of priorities. Cori L. Diaz, Marketing Manager of Clariant, briefly outlines the company’s latest major contributions to the green trend. 

picture: Clariant

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Tube of the Year 2010

Innovation is a key element

The European tube industry has, since the crisis year of 2009, gone on the offensive for more business - as can be seen in the new ideas in the fields of design, functionality and production technology exemplified in the tubes submitted for this year's Tube of the Year award run by Etma – the European Tube Manufacturers Association. The best tubes in the aluminium, plastic, laminate and prototype categories were selected for awards.

picture:  Tubex

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SEPAWA 2010 in Fulda

Lots of green alternatives

The 57th SEPAWA Congress and the European Detergents Conference take place from October 13th to 15th, 2010, for the first time in the Esperanto Congress and Cultural Centre in Fulda. This year four trade associations are working together to organise the event: SEPAWA, the GDCh  - the German Chemical Society, detergents working group, the DGP – the German association of perfumers, and, this year for the first time, the DGK – German Society for Scientific and Applied Cosmetics. The number of exhibitors has increased from 145 to 165. This year the focus of the DGP session is on "Fragrances are the feelings of flowers". Here COSSMA brings you a preview of some of the new products being presented by the exhibitors.

picture: Tourismus und Kongressmanagement Fulda

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Skin Tightening and Skin Firming Products

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for skin firming and skin tightening.

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 47 of the printed edition.

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