April 2012

Editorial Focus: Additives

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Focus: Additives

Special effect pigments and fillers:
Brilliantly used for brilliant effects 

Kerstin Dornhöfer of Merck presents the company’s extended range of new special effect pigments and functional fillers for use in cosmetic products which will be shown at the In-Cosmetics in Barcelona.

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picture: Cover Decleor


Misconceptions clarified

What are the health risks involved when using nanoparticles in personal care products? Are nanoparticles in cosmetics carcinogenic? Are they potential endocrine disruptors? Dr. Gerhard Nohynek, Scientific Director, Worldwide Safety Evaluation at L’Oréal, in an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, sheds some light on a number of misconceptions frequently held in this field.

picture: Udo Kroener/Fotolia.com

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Sustainability, Convenience, High-Tech

Trends only for cosmetics?

The claims, as well as the products, that we see and hear about from the cosmetics and home care sectors are an accurate reflection of current social trends. Angela Kleiner, marketing manager at Croda GmbH, shows how these trends manifest themselves and how, today and in the future, what type of product positioning will help companies to be successful in this area.

picture: Hans-Jürgen Becker, Flickr.com

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Sprays + Foams

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating green and ethical concepts for new perfumes a selection of innovative spray and foam products from Mintel’s Innovation Club: 

Fullmore Colored Hair Thickener,
René Furterer Okara Protect Color,
Ojon Volume Advance Thickening Spray,
Schering-Plough’s Mexsana Oat Foot Spray,
English Lady Extravagant,
Florame Homme,
Müller’s M-Lady Oriental Shaving Foam

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picture: Mintel


More Sustainability

At the Aerosol Forum, Tubex were recognised for their environmentally friendly internal lacquering system. With this special inner lacquer a powder coating with increased mechanical strength and free from solvents is achieved. Beiersdorf, for example, have progressively switched the majority of their Tubex cans to the powder-based internal lacquer system.

picture: Tubex

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In-Cosmetics 2012

The latest innovations at a glance

More than 530 companies, of which more than 50 are new exhibitors, present from April 17th to April 19th, their ranges of cosmetic ingredients and services. There are more than 50 new products at this year’s In-Cosmetics, held at the Gran Via exhibition centre in Barcelona. As in previous years new developments for natural cosmetics are dominant.

picture:  In-cosmetics

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Masks, Treatments, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for masks, treatment and exfoliants.

The strong and clear trend towards more specialised products continues. For those of you interested in masks we have a great selection in this issue. This of course includes masks for the hair, such as the Hair Mask with UV Filter by Evonik or the Hair Mask for Dry Hair from BASF. To not only pamper the skin, but also to impart freshness at the same time, we are sure that the Iced Superfruit Mousse Mask from Sisterna will be a great solution. A refreshing effect is also offered by the Cool Breeze Oxygen Face Mask from Lonza. And for those seeking an anti-ageing action the Skin Tightening Facial Mask with jojoba butter and jojoba proteins, from Desert Whale, sounds an interesting product. To brighten the skin Sederma propose their Skin Brightening Mask. A real total package for an even skin texture is promised by CLR with the Even Skin Tone Ampoule Treatment.

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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