October 2011

Editorial Focus: Body Care

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Body Care

Sensitive skin solutions from head to toe

Sensitive skin is a common condition, and one that is now accepted as a genuine dermatological problem of physiological origin. Although predominantly reported as a facial problem, sensitive skin can occur all over the body. The formulations presented below are good examples of sensitive care formulations developed for different needs. This article, written by the experts of BASF Personal Care and Nutrition, describes which tests can be used to evaluate their suitability for sensitive skin.

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Hydrolyzed jojoba esters ...

... for improved skin moisture levels

Floratech offers hydrolyzed jojoba seed oil* for use in various cosmetic and body care formulations. Using this oil together with glycerine has been proven to increase and extend the moisturising potential in lotions, hand disinfectants and shower gels5,6. In small, controlled clinical studies the hydrolized wax esters were shown to be very effective in skin care formulations. Read more in the article by Ilka Rossmann, Technical Sales Manager, Product Group Cosmetics at Lehmann & Voss & Co., Hamburg.

picture: Katja Schulz

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Product Development

‘omics’ – an omen of things to come?

Genomics, proteomics, metabolomics, lipidomics, these terms, now often attached to the fragment 'cosmeto-' as in cosmetogenomics, are gaining ground in conversations around the industry. Is this a new trend similar to AHAs, retinoids, matrikine peptides or stem cells? Dr. Karl Lintner from Kal’Idees has taken a closer look at this phenomenon.

picture: Archives Health and Beauty Group

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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:

Fairy Penguin Story Hand Cream;
Barefoot Doctor Buddha Babe,
Pure & Green Organics Treat for Feet,
Rose Enrich Powder Sheet,
Aésop Geranium Leaf Body Scrub,
Bee Natural Aceite Anticelulítico,
und Bio2You Organic

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Sourcing Ingredients

The same rules for us all?

The collaboration between ingredients suppliers and medium sized cosmetics companies certainly has room for improvement. This becomes clear in our interview with Jürgen Singer, Managing Director of Singer Cosmetics.

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Luxe Pack 2011

It’s “Curtain Up!” for a preview of new ideas
COSSMA has put together a tempting selection of the most interesting new products on show at the 24th Luxe Pack, which takes place at the Grimaldi Forum in Monaco from October 19th to 21st.

picture:  Du Pont

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Trend Statement

Body care in the future

Thomas Meyer, head of R&D, and safety evaluator at Sebapharma talks about the future of body Care.
Although sport has for a long time been an important part of life for many people it is only now that the condition of the skin when the body is subjected to the stress of sports is the focus of scientific attention.

picture: Sebapharma

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Formulations

Skin Tightening and Skin Firming Products

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for skin firming and skin tightening.

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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