June 2010

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Sun Care Market

Sunny days are on the way

After the unseasonably grey spring it is now, at last, worth taking a close look at the subject of sun care, and the various product categories: sun protection, after-sun, and self-tanners.
This market, which has not grown at all in Germany, the biggest European market, did however enjoy an average increase on a global level of 8 percent between 2003 and 2008, according to the market research company Euromonitor.

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picture: Decleor

UV Protection

Latest trends

In an Interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, Uli Osterwalder, Industry Marketing Personal Care Ingredients Europe BASF, talks about current and future trends in sun care around the world. In addition he presents the latest sun care developments from his company and explains the advantages of merging the BASF and Ciba sun care  portfolios.

picture: Decleor

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Sun care sprays

Formulating for the European market

Consumer demand for sunscreen sprays in the European Union is heating up along with the desire for greater protection, as consumers are becoming increasingly attracted to the ease of use and greater coverage that sprays provide.

picture: AkzoNobel

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New Sun Care Products

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new sun care products:

Tan Touch Up Pen by No More Tan Lines,
SOL Snellente Slimming Re-Sculpting Sun Cream SPF 15 by Bottega Verde,
Hemp Tattoo Balm Tattoo Preservation Balm SPF 18 by Merry Hempsters,
Key-Sun White Zinke Stick and Clear Zinke Sunscreen SPF 30+

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picture: Bottega Verde


Where are we heading?

Dirk Lenz, Senior Global Business Development Manager – Sun Care of DSM, explains, in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, which are the most important current trends in the self-tanner business and what alternatives we could expect in the future.

picture: Estee Lauder

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Mature skin

"Integrated" Molecular Modelling

Soheila Anzali of Merck explains the action of RonaCare Cyclopeptide-5, the first tailor-made cyclical peptide for effective anti-ageing cosmetics.

picture:  Merck

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Cosmopack 2010

New ideas – from sexy to classical

Despite the exceptional circumstances that threatened to restrict the numbers visiting Cosmoprof, namely the partial overlap with In-Cosmetics and the flight restrictions imposed because of the volcano, the event in Bologna attracted 143,331 visitors, a 5 percent increase over last year. 2,254 exhibitors, of which 1,325, or 59 percent, came from outside of Italy, were there to show their latest offerings. A rich and varied supporting programme* provided an additional attraction with cosmetics industry information and events. We take a look here at some interesting new standard ranges for colour cosmetics and skin care, and focus on some new decorative techniques, applicators and dispensers that were on show.

picture:  fotolia.de

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Natural Cosmetics

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for natural cosmetics.

A natural cosmetic is still the word on everyone's lips, and so it's no wonder that there is still a search for new types of natural formulation.Because natural cosmetics are increasingly focussing on the pampering aspects of cosmetics formulations, products such as Luxurious Body Wash from Croda, Gracefully Green Face Cream w/o Preservatives from Cognis, Natural velvet compact eyeshadow from Sensient Cosmetic Technologies and Natural Velveting Bar from Zschimmer & Schwarz should be of particular interest.

And there is a good selection of formulations for natural baby care, for example Natural Repair & Protect Nappy Cream from Croda or, as an alternative, Natural Baby Diaper Care from Dr. Straetmans. For companies in the sun care business Soothing Balm for Suntired Skin from Greentech and Natural Sunscreen from Kobo Products are included in the selection.

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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