December 2011

Editorial Focus: Cosmeceuticals

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Cosmetogenomics: Marketing or science?

The cosmetics market lives on innovations and new products, with new ingredients, textures, packaging, active mechanisms and claims of efficacy. For some time the subject of cosmetogenomics has been an increasingly common topic of discussion. What does the term mean, exactly? Is it just a new marketing concept or is it really a new product category with new active mechanisms? Angela Kleiner from Sederma explains details.

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Acne-prone skin

A tripeptide enhancing the skin’s natural defences

Miriam Mateu from Lipotec presents Bodyfensine, a tripeptide, which prevents the invasion of harmful microorganisms by stimulating the natural line of defence between the skin and the environment. In vivo it decreases the presence of sebum, smoothing the texture and reducing skin redness, and reducing the presence of pimples in acne-prone skin.

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Cationic polymers + anionic thickeners formulated for skin care

Cationic polymers can provide skin care formulations with novel benefits, but they are often difficult to work with for those unfamiliar with the need to adjust for their charge properties. Mussarrat Noor, Senior Formulating Chemist at Air Products and Chemicals, Allentown, USA, explains details.

picture: La Roche Posay

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International Launches

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out  a selection of the most innovative cosmeceutical products:

Arcona Repair The Solution Pads, Functionalab Advanced Cosmeceuticals, Biomimetic Cell System, Facial Contour Serum, Oriflame Bio Clinic, Soft Tint Red Reductor Day, Osmotics Cosmeceuticals Blue Copper 5, Cleansing Gelee , MD Cosmeceuticals Hypoallergenic, Skin Doctors Cosmeceuticals Instant Eyelift Eye Lifting Serum

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The MVT Mascara Volume Test

An objective evaluation of mascara performance

The volume of the eyelashes is an essential promotional message for manufacturers of mascara but one which is difficult to support with measurable and reliable data. The Mascara Volumen Test (MVT), a process developed by Dermatest, now allows for the first time the objective measurement of volume increase, totally independently of the input from test volunteers. Dr. Bayer of Dermatest describes details.

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Market Survey

Service Providers

When reliant on a service pro-vider, one should periodically check whether there are other suppliers that can provide the needed service not just better, but even better and cheaper. Our newly updated market overview shows at a glance which providers have what services in their portfolios. The services offered by a total of 126 providers can be found here.

picture:  Tubex

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A hot event for autumn

An extensive and varied range of exhibits, practically oriented workshops, high calibre congresses and, some thrilling championships drew a wide spectrum of visitors to the Munich cosmetics exhibition on October 16th and 17th.

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picture: Health and Beauty Trade Fairs

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Creams, Lotions, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers creams and more for cosmetics and toiletries.Just in time for the colder months you will find a Hand & Nail Treatment Winter Balance from Merck. Another hand cream, with White Cranberry, is proposed by Burgundy Botanical Extracts. Furthermore you will find in our selection formulations for natural cosmetics and men's cosmetics, facial cleansing and facial care lotions, as well as self-tanners and baby care cream.

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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