December 2012

Editorial Focus: Cosmeceuticals

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Cosmeceuticals

Green Cosmeceuticals carving their niche

Pierrick Duton, Senior Analyst at Kline & Company, presents details of some current developments in the cosmeceuticals business and takes a close look at the US market

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Actives

New seal of approval in sight for efficacy?

It doesn‘t look very likely that in the short term there will be any success in establishing signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, as  a worthwhile aim and an innovative trend.. So everything will be staying as it is: trying to keep looking young as long as possible is still the main priority. So anti-ageing products should still enjoy a high degree of popularity in the future, especially when they promise an immediately visible effect. It doesn‘t look very likely that in the short term there will be any success in establishing signs of ageing, such as wrinkles, as  a worthwhile aim and an innovative trend.

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Beauty Markets

Targeting older consumers

Consumers over 45 years of age are growing in numbers and currently represent nearly 50% of the female UK population. The figures are similar for other western markets, where older consumers are the fastest growing demographic. So why do most cosmetics and toiletries brands act as if this group does not exist? Imogen Matthews, consultant to the In-Cosmetics, investigates the growth opportunity for beauty brands amongst the 50 plus age group.

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International Launches

Product Development: International launches

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

Power Antioxidant Rejuvenation Cream, Dr Sebagh Specialist Platinum Gold Elixir Serum, StriVectin’s Tightening Body Cream, Murad’s Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture, Stem Cell Revival Original Japan Silk MaskSerum

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Study: Beauty Salons

A broad range is a winning formula

Are you a cosmetics manufacturer promoting your products mainly through beauty salons? Then the findings of the latest market research study entitled „Beauty and Cosmetics – a look at the future and development scenarios to 2015“ will be of major interest. The findings are presented in COSSMA by Jürgen Volpp, MD of Health and Beauty Germany.

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Market Survey

Service Providers

You probably recognise the situation – you are totally satisfied with your service provider, but if one day your trusted contact, that you have relied upon for years, is not there any longer and you suddenly have the feeling that the service provider is not as reliable as he should be, that is time to start looking for another, perhaps better one. But who is able to offer the services that you need? Our totally updated market survey shows, at a glance, not only which sectors each service provider works in, but also points clearly to the services in which the company specialises.

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BEAUTY FORUM Munich

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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Formulations

Creams, Lotions, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers creams and more for cosmetics and toiletries.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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