April 2011

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Actives

New exopolysaccharide
Marine alternative to hyaluronic acid?

Míriam Mateu et al. from Lipotec showed that Hyadisine, a novel cosmetic ingredient born from marine biotechnology, had a higher and faster water retaining capacity than hyaluronic acid and obtained a long-lasting skin hydration effect according to their in vitro and in vivo studies. Due to its wrinkle reduction capacity it is suitable for formulations looking for an instant anti-wrinkle effect.

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picture: Cover Christian Dior

Hyperosmotic stress

Solution for an often underrated skin problem

Harald van der Hoeven from CLR shows that the natural active SyriCalm CLR helps the skin in dealing with hyperosmotic stress, thus helping the cells to maintain their cellular functioning. This effect was measured on epidermal skin models suffering from hyperosmotic stress and was also confirmed in vivo.

picture: CLR

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Delivery Systems

A great new carrier for actives

Sopharcos has developed two new carrier systems that penetrate the skin and which are formed by an edible, plant-derived emulsifier based on sunflower. Thus these carrier systems can immediately be used in natural cosmetics.

picture: Wilhelmine Wulff, Pixelio.de

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New products loaded with active ingredients

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating green and ethical concepts for new perfumes
a selection of the most innovative products with active ingredients from Mintel’s Innovation Club:

Mamonde Age Control Innovative Eye Patch Set
FAB Facial Radiance Pads
Beverly Hills Skincare
Avon Anew Platinum

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picture: Mamonde

Attractive Design + Sustainability

No contradiction

Klaus D. Breitbach, head of sales and marketing at the Edelmann Group, shows how attractively designed packaging can be created whilst not sacrificing the demands of sustainability.

picture: Edelmann

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Product Development

Deodorant and make-up remover pads

Convenience products that combine multifunctionality with ease of use are becoming a mega-trend. Dr. Peter Krüger of CMC Consumer Medical Care explains, why the Pureplus Microfibre Pads are so precisely in line with this trend. They include the advantages of a new type of deodorant wipe which has been subjected to a specially-developed make-up remover test and demonstrated outstanding performance.

picture:  CMC Consumer Medical Care

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Formulations

Masks, Treatments, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for masks, treatment and exfoliants.

We use products such as masks, face packs and exfoliants, when we are feeling particularly good about ourselves. And given an ever more hectic daily life we should squeeze in a bit more self-pampering to help keep our work-life balance right.

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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