Editorial Focus: Facial Care
Stem Cels: A "fountain of youth" for the skin?
Since the Amatokin anti-ageing cream from Voss Laboratories in the USA became, in 2007, the first product claiming to act on stem cells in the skin the number of active ingredients and finished products aimed at protecting and regulating epidermal stem cells has increased at a rapid rate. What are stem cells? There are four basic questions to answer: Exactly what are stem cells? What different types are there? Where are they found in the skin? What task do they perform there?
Don’t forget about emulsions ...
New carrier systems are a popular idea. But what do they really have to offer, and where are they heading? Prof. Dr. Johann W. Wiechers, Independent Consultant for Cosmetic Science at JW Solutions, answers these questions in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss.
A measurable buzzword
While it has become routine to measure “good looks” based quantitative wrinkle determination with the help of FOITS and Image Analysis, based on skin moisturisation with the help of the Corneometer and the MoistureMeter, based on oily skin measurement with Sebutape, or based on flabby texture with the help of the Cutometer and the Aeroflexmeter, it is more challenging to measure and quantify the state of well-being. At the moment more and more sophisticated techniques are being investigated for this purpose. Dr. Karl Lintner summarises the most important findings from EBI’s 13th International Day of Sensorial Analysis.
New Color Cosmetic Products
Product Development: International launches
This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new color cosmetics and make-up products:
Color Adapter Concentrate by Veld,
the new Brightening Line by Bobby Brown,
and the Ava Anderson Non-Toxic Line
picture: Ava Anderson
A market with huge potential
With a turnover of more than 16 billion Euros in 2009 the cosmetics sector is the 5th biggest commercial sector in China, after real estate, the motor industry, telecommunications and tourism. Mei Graefe of Intergate Consulting points out for us some of the particular features of the Chinese market.
The next generation anti-irritant
Agents intended for use in oral care products to avoid gingivitis should not only be anti-bacterial but also anti-inflammatory. Marcus R. Götz from Symrise presents new data which show that SymRelief possesses these dual functionalities, and so can be used as an anti-irritant for intervention and prevention of inflammation caused by dental plaque.
Natural Cosmetics is of course one of the current leading issues. We are there-fore offering you the most up-to-date and exclusive online market overview this month with the most important suppliers when it comes to green cos-metics. Whether you’re interested in the raw materials of cosmetics, packaging solutions, toll manufacturing, services, machines or end products, on our www.cossma.com/naturalcosmetics homepage you can find our user-friendly overview with the relevant suppliers. This market overview will make it possible for you to immediately get in contact online with the suppliers of your choice.
picture: Team Cu29, Fotolia.de
In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for body care.
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.