November 2010

Editorial Focus: Innovation

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Innovation

New active ingredients for skin care

Angela Kleiner, Technical Marketing Manager of Sederma, explains, with the help of some concrete examples, which are the most popular routes being taken in the search for new cosmetic actives.

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picture: Silver Pentaward 2010, Liese –Iron Make collection, Kao, www.pentawards.org

Multi-active anti-cellulite ingredient

An ingredient that works in any situation

Blanca Martinez of Provital explains how the new anti-cellulite active ingredient works, reducing the visible signs of cellulite in any of the situations that the body encounters during a normal day, whether resting, exercising, working or eating.

picture: Provital

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Protection and care for hair and skin

The latest on the subject of proteins

Protein hydrolysates still offer a wide spectrum of action for numerous applications in skin and hair products, based on new, and long-established, studies. Ute Griesbach and her colleagues at Cognis show how new techniques allow a much more precise  description and characterisation of the substances and methods of efficacy testing and proof.

picture: Anja Roesnick, Fotalia.com

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Innovative Products 2010

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out selection of the year's most  innovative products:

VAX'IN for Youth "Youth Infusion Serum",
Pur Vital Soin Anti-Age Action Intégrale,
MyTime Cosmetics line,
Wake Up Hour Hydratant Visage Jour,
Davines Authentic range
and Shiseido's Prosynergy Hair Care Range

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pictures: Mintel

R&D achievements

Surpassing consumer expectations

Anthony Gonzalez from Avon's Global Skin Care Product Devel-opment describes, in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, the company's latest inno-vations in the field of facial care, body care, colour cosmetics, natural cosmetics and cosmeceuticals.

picture: Avon

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Special Effect Masterbatches

Unlimited design possibilities

The Grafe Group has developed a new special effect masterbatch for a gloss or metallic look. This polyproylene film composite allows the production of brilliant, streak-free colour effects on product surfaces and ensures extensive design freedom for products having a coloured metallic finish, free of flow lines.

picture: Grafe Group

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Formulations

Sprays + Foams

In this issue our selection of formulations covers sprays and foams for cosmetics and toiletries.There are sprays and foams for a wide variety of cosmetics and toiletries. Many of the proposed formulations have names which indicate that they are rather unusual concepts. For instance, Zschimmer & Schwarz have submitted a Deo Shower Mousse - surely a combination that you won't find too often on the market, but one which is certain to be a really attractive idea for many of the overstressed members of today's society. Layers for Layers Aqua Spritz from Croda sounds as if it will be sure to give a hair style that extra flourish. Effective sun protection is promised by UV Arrest Continuous Spray SPF 70 from ISP.

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 38 of the printed edition.

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