December 2010

Editorial Focus: Cosmeceuticals

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Creating synergies with power molecules

Marc Toulemonde, Global General Manager of SkinCeuticals in New York, in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss talks about the most exciting developments in the field of cosmeceuticals and also tackles future prospects for this market with its huge potential.

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The future is high-tech green

COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss outlines the current trends in the market for active substances and raw materials. In Europe in 2009 a total of 280,000 tonnes of ingredients for cosmetics and toiletries* were sold. This market grew in an economically difficult year much better than the raw materials markets for other consumer products. After steady growth in 2009 the first half of 2010 showed an even stronger upwards trend.

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Contract Services

Quality management systems for private label cosmetics
Where is it leading us?

For anyone wishing to set up a quality management system there was, until recently, only very few clear rules that the manufacturer could adopt. Dr. Christian Wunderlich of GfPS looks at the situation today.

picture: Gina Sanders,

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International Launches

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out  a selection of the most innovative cosmeceutical products:

Filextra Face Revolumizing Treatment,
RéVive Intensité Moisture Serum Extrême,
and Antioxidant Peptide Cream

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Opportunity or risk?

Contract manufacturing

As a medium-sized company with a pharmaceutical background Apotheker Walter Bouhon GmbH have, right from the beginning, taken the logical step of entrusting the production of their skin care products to contract manufacturers. Managing director Dr. Hartmut Neufang describes where the pitfalls may lie.

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Market Survey

Service Providers

When reliant on a service pro-vider, one should periodically check whether there are other suppliers that can provide the needed service not just better, but even better and cheaper. Our newly updated market overview shows at a glance which providers have what services in their portfolios. The services offered by a total of 126 providers can be found here.

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Anniversary exhibition opens a new era

Health and Beauty Trade Fairs I The 25th BEAUTY FORUM MUNICH on October 15th and 16th, which attracted more than 850 exhibitors and brands, as well as 39,210 trade visitors from 60 countries, took place for the first time at the new exhibition centre at Riem on the outskirts of Munich. The number of international exhibitors grew strongly from 33 in 2009 to 80 this year.

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Creams, Lotions, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers creams and more for cosmetics and toiletries.Just in time for the colder months you will find a Hand & Nail Treatment Winter Balance from Merck. Another hand cream, with White Cranberry, is proposed by Burgundy Botanical Extracts. Furthermore you will find in our selection formulations for natural cosmetics and men's cosmetics, facial cleansing and facial care lotions, as well as self-tanners and baby care cream.

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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