Editorial Focus: Body Care
Replacing controversial ingredients
A marketing con, or something more?
We are more and more often seeing cosmetic products entering the market and proudly announcing which traditional ingredients are no longer included. When does it make sense to replace controversial ingredients, and when does it not?
Claiming efficacy – and proving it
Dr. Silke Granzow puts forward some different types of marketing claims and explains when, and how, a claim must be justified in line with the requirements of the cosmetics directive.
picture: R.K.B by Adam Pauli, Pixelio.de
Protection of the hair
Hair care products should do more than just clean the hair, they should also protect the hair and keep it healthy – despite the harmful effects of styling, UV radiation, perms, and frequent tinting or colouring. Fanelie Jaeglé of IMCD explains why the Vegetamide products with Cetearamidoethyl Diethonium Hydrolized Protein (CDHP) from Seiwa Kasei have a regenerative effect on the surface of the hair.
picture: Zschimmer & Schwarz
China: Registration of cosmetics products
Additional requirements in the new regulations
Within the Chinese cosmetics regulations, which are still being extensively formulated, it may very well be the case that, due to a particular situation, existing legislation is extended to include new rules. At the end of 2011, following extensive changes in the registration process for cosmetics products, further regulations were added. Mei Gräfe of Intergate Consulting tells us about some of the points to watch.
Product Development: International launches
This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating cosmeceutical products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:
Bliss Poetic Waxing Wax Strips Body,
Apivita Men’s Care Gentle Shaving Cream,
Kokeshi Fortune Cookie Bath Fizzers,
Fruits & Passion Field Berries Foaming
Bath, L’Occitane En Provence Get on Board for Sight Soap,
Amazônia Natural Açai Moisturising Liquid Soap,
Montagne Jeunesse Party Shimmer Sparkling Leg & Body Moisturiser
New products preview
From the 9th to the 12th of March packaging manufacturers will be showing, in halls 19 and 20 at Cosmopack, just what interesting product creations they are capable of.
In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for skin cleansing.
For those seeking a slightly abrasive product the Soft Face Peeling from GfN Selco, the Soft Scrubbing Butter from Greentech, the Sizzling Scrub from Honeywell, and the Glycolic Acid Scrub from Protameen are examples that should appeal to you. And there is also a formulation for men in the shape of the Exfoliating Body Cleansing Cream for Men with Macadamia and Sandalwood from Southern Cross Botanicals. For those of you looking for a much milder solution to skin cleansing there is a wide choice, and it is in the field of sensitive skin that we find the biggest range of options.
Starting with baby care and the Economical Mild Baby Wash from BASF, the range includes the Barrier Repair Hand Sanitizer (CTL) from Floratech, the Sensitive Make-Up Remover (Face & Eye) from CLR, the Mild Cleansing Bar from Croda, the Wash Me Tender – Sulfate and Salt Free Facial Cleanser from Univar, the Solid Emulsion Cleansing Bar for Sensitive Skin from Zschimmer & Schwarz, the Caring Face Tonic with Honey Vinegar from Cosmetochem and through to the XL Clean Soft Cleansing Gel from Impag.
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 32 of the printed edition.