November 2012

Editorial Focus: Innovation

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Targeting mature skin with a marine hyaluronic booster by Lipotec

According to in vitro and in vivo tests the anti-ageing ingredient Hyanify by Lipotec improves all of the parameters measured in the nasolabial folds – i.e. the facial area of most concern as we grow older. This marine hyaluronic acid booster replenished the area and had a plumping effect

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Cover picture: Marc Jacobs


Bud nest technology enhancing beauty

In response to the trend where people are looking for more natural cosmetics GemmoNova is the first cosmetic ingredient benefiting from both the ancient knowledge linked to gemmotherapy and the modern bud nest technology. The ingredient, with its anti-ageing properties, is obtained from safflower buds grown in a contamination-free environment.

picture: IMCD

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Social Media

Facebook your thoughts

Ines Imdahl, managing director of the Rheingold Salon trend research company, explains how and why Facebook influences our structural thoughts and behaviour, and the consequences that this has for brands and people. She looks in particular how the most important trends in the beauty and cosmetics business are impacted by this social networking phenomenon and are being taken up and developed.

picture: Hasloo Group Production Studio,

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Innovative Products 2012

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out selection of the year's most  innovative products:

Wish Factorys Pop Grrl, Charms Blow Pops,
Pop Grrl Blow Pop Nail Charms,
Tarte LipSurgence Technology,
Fabulous 40ties Collection by Catrice Hollywood, '
Eyebrow Gel, Eyebrow Lifter,
Perfect Senses Reinvigorate Yourself Bar Soap –
Feito Brasil Perfeitos Sentidos Revigorese Sabonete em Barra,
Duschdas Edition Coconut Paradise

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pictures: Mintel

Market Survey

Market Survey Packaging

Packaging is an eyecatching aspect of the product and plays a key role in stimulating the urge to buy. But which companies supply what kind of packaging components? Which of them offers “One Stop Shopping” and who has all of the necessary back-up services? The answers to these questions can be found in our practical market survey – an easy-to-use tool for seeking optimum packaging design and manufacture.

picture: Neopac

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Sprays + Foams

In this issue our selection of formulations covers sprays and foams for cosmetics and toiletries.With a choice of around 20 formulations that we have assembled for you there should be something to suit all of you who want to develop a spray product. Particularly unusual are concepts such as the Waterless Foam Shampoo by Lonza, the Sustainable Sea Salt Texturizing Spritz by Akzo Nobel and the Mousse Antibags from SACI-CFPA. And there are of course some creative ideas for quite normal spray products. These include a Set Your Hair Mousse from Honeywell, a Dynamic Two-Phase Conditioning Spray from Croda and a Cucumber Cool Sun Spray from Seatons.

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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