September 2011

Editorial Focus: Facial Care

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Facial Care

Future Trends in Facial Care

Anti-ageing, stem cells, sustainable natural ingredients, but also high-tech actives, ethical aspects and nutricosmetics – these are key phrases that are constantly heard in the COSSMA-exclusive trend statements from Sederma, Babor Cosmetics, DKSH, Greentech, OceanBasis and Gelita.

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cover picture: Merck

Extracts in trend-setting colours

A rather different approach to colour cosmetics

The packaging of night-time creams is often coloured blue, purple or black. But what about using extracts from suitably coloured flowers* for such products? Petra Schlegel of Greentech GmbH explains.

picture: Greentech

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Medical Skincare

Medicinal skincare: Sebapharma continues to grow

In addition to pointing out several of the company’s R&D achievements COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss looks at some of Sebapharma’s recent company developments.

picture: Sebapharma

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New Facial Care Products

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new facial care products:

Hakuichi Kinka Cosmetics Gold Aqua Gel Mask,
Vapour Organic Beauty range,
Sulwhasoo skin care line,
Jino Aminoceutical Jell,
The Chiva-Som range

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picture: Jino Aminoceutical/ Mintel

Colour Cosmetics

Castor oil alternative for lipstick formulas

Martina Heldermann from Inolex presents test results indicating that the complex polyester LexFeel 700 is an oxidatively stable alternative to castor oil for colour cosmetics, which also outperforms castor oil replacement chemistries on the market today. In addition, the polyester was proven to be as efficient as castor oil in dispersing pigments when formulating thixotropic products, and to deliver the shine of a gloss and the comfort of a lipstick, with a buttery-soft, smooth feel

picture: Bobbi Brown

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250th anniversary of Faber-Castell

Elegant refinement: textures+surface decoration

This year Faber-Castell celebrates its 250th birthday. COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss spoke to Faber-Castell Cosmetics managing director Stefano Castelletti to ask about the cosmetics division of the company.
picture:  Faber-Castell Cosmetics

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Personalised perfume filling

Major project enjoys successful conclusion

It is rather unusual that a client company develops a marketing idea that calls for a largely brand new machine concept, and which actually sees the light of day. However, a successful example of just such an innovative project was carried through by Kugler in the field of individualised perfume filling.

picture: Kugler/ Optima Packaging Group

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Body Care

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for body care. Who wouldn’t love to have a wrinkle-free body? To help acquire this dream there is a Skin Smoothing Shower from Gel Galaxy Surfactants, an Anti-Ageing Night Care (O/W) from CLR, a Firming Milk from Silab and the Emulsifier Free Anti-Ageing Cream Prototype from Arizona Chemical. For the sporty types there is a W/O Muscle Lubricant with Taurine by Clariant, and a Body Gel von BRB International. To freshen up after active participation there is the Long lasting freshness shower gel from DKSH and the Ocean Mist Body Refresher from Arch Personal Care. Whilst traditionally we tend to think of whitening creams as facial care products, Air Products and Chemicals suggest Silky Skin Whitening Cream as a formulation especially for the body

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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