May 2011

Editorial Focus: Anti-Ageing

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Seeking more and more powerful action

COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss asked industry experts about the most significant trends, actives and combination treatments in anti-ageing. The replies received, from representatives of Merck, Sederma, Sinerga, Infinitec Activos, OceanBasis, Breko, Gelita and Bioriginal show that the concepts differ widely. One clear trend does show, however, that the concept of combining beauty from within and without is growing in importance.
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Product Development for Senior Citizens

Mature skin – immature packaging

In order to offer packaging that takes account of the needs of older consumers when it comes to convenience there are a number of factors to consider. Changes in the demographic profile have changed the rules of the game, including those that apply to the cosmetics industry. Dr. Gundolf Meyer-Hentschel points out the most important errors to be avoided if manufacturers want their packaging to successfully appeal to the older consumer.

picture: Meyer-Hentschel Institut

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Cosmopack 2011

Packaging enhances the desire for beauty

We have picked out here for you some of the most unusual new products that were on show at Cosmopack in Bologna from March 18th to 21st, 2011. We found that the products for use in the field of colour cosmetics were perhaps the most innovative.

picture: M&H Plastics

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Anti-Aging for Skin and Hair

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new anti-ageing products for skin and hair care:

Or de Rose Teint Suprême Voile de Peau Lift-Jeunesse by By Terry
Réparation by Jean d'Estrées
Concentré Yeux Multi-Actions
Skin Science Bio Active
Quicklift Mask
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Alpha Beta Extra Strength Peel
Les Sens des Fleurs
Crème Bulle Intense Peau très Sèche et Déshydratée

Picture: Mintel/ Les Sens des fleurs

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Creative closures and dispensing systems

The members of Etma – the European Tube Manufacturers Association – present their tubes in combination with interesting new types of closures and dispensing systems.

picture: ETMA

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Facial Care
Colour Cosmetics

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for facial care and colour cosmetics.

For those who are keen on natural formulations the following should be of interest: Natural Respect After Shave Balm from Croda, Mineral Oil Free Eye Shadow from DermaGlo Cosmetic Colorants, Natural O/W Face Cream for Dry Skin from Evonik and Natural Lipstick from Zenitech.

Exciting anti-ageing concepts are the promise in formulations such as Night Shift Eye Rescue Lotion from Croda, the Moisturizing Anti-Ageing Cream Gel from Clariant, the O/W Anti-Wrinkle Cream – Filler Effect from Evonik, the Anti wrinkle day cream with IBR-Snowflake from IBR and the Bioenergetic Concentrate for Ageing Skin from ISP.

There is also an interesting selection of concealers: the Blemish Fade Concealer from Croda, the Concealer with Care-Effect from Zschimmer & Schwarz, and the Photocromic Blemish Concealer from PolymerExpert.

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 38 of the printed edition.

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