March 2010

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Actives

Natural anti-ageing approach: Biomimetic polysaccharide

Fighting the signs of ageing will for a while be the most important claim for cosmetics. And today it is also directly linked to the mega-trend of natural cosmetics. Combining efficacy, an appealing marketing story, natural origin and ease of formulation is a challenging target for many ingredients suppliers and formulators. Alguard Premium, the biomimetic active ingredient from Frutarom distributed in Germany by Impag protects the skin against aggressive external factors responsible for skin ageing.

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picture: Impag

Cosmetotextiles

Skin care you can wear

The types of textiles and their functions are continuously evolving, and today modern finishes can add a new dimension to a textile's function. Integrating cosmetics into textiles offers a unique platform for delivering such products while a garment is being worn. The increased convenience coupled with functionality converts cosmetotextiles into true “active” players that can help increase our sense of wellbeing.

picture: pixelio.de

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Blackberry leaves

Finding the right method to extract anti-ageing actives

In a study Symrise has shown that the efficacy of a natural active can usually be attributed to a cocktail of ingredients. With the help of the most efficient extraction process a potent and multifunctional efficacy can be obtained. The result is SymMatrix, a highly concentrated extract of blackberry leaves containing many functional ingredients, including ellagic acid. The active provides the skin with a multilevel protection against photo-ageing.

picture: Optima group/Kugler

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Winged bean seed extract to fight ageing

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating anti-ageing products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:

Shiseido Revital Granas Cream Condensed,
Cosmence Crème de Jeunesse Global Anti-Ageing Night Cream,
Bioderma Matriciane
and Menard Poreriser from Nippon Menard Cosmetics

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picture: Shiseido

Natural cosmetics market Germany 2009

Natural cosmetics continues to grow

Whilst the cosmetics industry held its communal breath in 2009, fearing a serious fall in turnover as a result of the global financial crisis, the successful advance of natural cosmetics continued almost uninterrupted. We bring you here the first market statistics for 2009.

picture: Weleda

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A better way to create pink shades

Just call it: Simply Pink!

For more than 60 years, pink shades have been playing an important role in many areas of daily life. This article focuses on the pink shades used in the wide range of applications on the cosmetics market. It describes the challenge of creating stable pink shades and provides easy solutions to this challenge.

picture:  Merck

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Formulations

Skin Cleansing

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for skin cleansing.

The formulations that we present here include facial cleansers, special cleansers for impure skin, make-up removers, natural moist cleansing wipes, facial toning products, body cleansers, shower gels and hand soaps.

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 40 of the printed edition.

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Favorite Formulations of the COSSMA Readers

Top Formulation Downloads

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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