July-August 2010

Editorial Focus: Body Care

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Body Care Market

New trends in body care

The focus in this issue is on body care products, a cosmetics category that in 2009 turned over 10,000 million Euros worldwide and so increased sales over 2008 by 4 percent. It was, however, not possible to repeat the 5 percent growth figures achieved in 2008 over those of 2007 due to increased price sensitivity and consumers' reluctance to spend.

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picture: Sanoflore


Move to the Salzburg exhibition centre

In September 2009 BEAUTY FORUM AUSTRIA celebrated a highly successful event following a move to the Salzburg exhibition centre. With an increase of about 15 percent in visitor numbers and an even wider range of products on show than in previous years the exhibition can now claim to be the Number 1 beauty event in Austria.

picture: Health and Beauty Trade Fairs

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EO-free silicone emulsifier

More formulation freedom

Using SilCare Silicone WSI, a new type of EO-free W/Si or W/O emulsifier, it is possible to produce fresh formulations such as fresh body lotions with a high water content or easy-to-spread sun care products with a very high level of inorganic UV filters. The emulsifier clearly improves the brilliance of pigments in colour cosme-tic products as well as the adhesion and even spreading of formulations on the skin, as described here by Dr. Frederic Pilz of Clariant.

picture: Clariant

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New Body Care Products

Product Development: International launches

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

Illamasqua Body Electrics
Elégance Fragrance Body Powder
The Body Shop Spa Wisdom Morocco Orange Blossom Finishing Mist
Dr. Hauschka Med

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picture: Dr. Hauschka

Carrier systems for UV protection

Better protection for hair

Sarah Teichmüller of ROVI Cosmetics describes the advantages of Epiprotectyl UV, a new type of carrier system which protects the hair from damage due to UV radiation.

picture: Artdeco

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Forum Cosmeticum 2010

Cosmetics: quo vadis?

The 24th Forum Cosmeticum 2010*, which from May 5th to 7th attracted about 250 delegates to Interlaken, was organised by the Swiss SCC and featured the topic "Cosmetics: quo vadis?" Trends and visions, new findings in skin and hair care, innovations in the area of raw materials and actives, ecology, economy and sustainability, as well as interdisciplinary developments, measurements and tests were also featured.

picture:  Angelika Meiss

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Cosmetics Seminar

New trends and hard facts

What are the main trends impacting on the cosmetics business? What should we expect from the new Cosmetics Directive? What do cosmetics users in the 50+ age group expect from the industry? What advantages are offered by ingredients such as sun protection without chemical UV filters, a new, natural, pure bio-surfactant from Desert King, sustainably produced actives from Soliance, the "dormins" and colourless carotenoids from IBR and the MicroSilver BG active from BioEpiderm, obtained from natural, pure silver? These questions are answered briefly but concisely by industry experts.

picture: Team Cu29, Fotolia.de

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Hair Care

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for hair care.

Conditioners are playing an increasingly important role in the hair care sector, but a key factor for new conditioners is convenience - almost nobody has time these days to wait several minutes for the product to do its work before rinsing off.

The Shampoo: Conditioning, shine from Dow Corning – effectively a 3-in-1 product – is a practical solution. The Natural Leave-in Conditioning Spray from Inolex is not only convenient but is also in line with the current trend towards natural cosmetics. Natural Rinse-off Hair Conditioner by Dr. Straetmans also reflects this trend, but the classic rinse-off process is used here.

Another multifunctional product is the translucent leave-on Styling Conditioning – Spray and Mousse by Clariant. Not only is the hair conditioned but the product also acts as a styling aid, as does the Styling and Conditioning Cream from Cognis.

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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