May 2012

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Actives

Carrier systems: Active ingredients for physical skin care

Kay Schwabe (Technical Consultant for Mani) et al. explain the way that Ceraparts work. This new type of carrier system slowly releases lipophilic actives and also biomimetic matrix components such as ceramides and phytosterols, which are precisely released into the target area and provide immediate physical skin care, even in the case of very demanding skin care concepts. This non-biopersistent, integrated approach to skin care is totally produced without the use of conventional emulsifiers.
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cover picture: Yves Rocher

Sales promotion for cosmetics

What not to do!

Dr. Silke Granzow of Mann & Schröder describes the points to observe if you want your cosmetics advertising to avoid falling foul of the legislation covering medicines or pharmaceuticals, or possibly the biocidal products directive, as well as what to note in the tighter attention being paid to the matter of safety evaluation.

picture: Birgit H., Fotolia.de

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Cosmopack 2012

New, future-oriented ideas

The numerous different new ideas at the exhibition included new application and presentation formats, new designs and ideas for decoration, but also new concepts to meet specific regional requirements.

picture: Albea

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Products with innovative actives

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new products with innovative actives:

Boscia Detoxifying Black Cleanser,
Ericson Laboratoire Lipo Drainage 3D,
E828 Express Patch Jambes Soulagées Confort Circulatoire,
L'Oréal Sublime Body Sérum Push-Up Regalbant,
Dr. Brandt Glow,
Ruby Crystal Retinol Hydracrème,
Garancia Diabolique Tomate Enrichie Crème Riche

Picture: Mintel

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Natural Cosmetics

A dynamic market on the move

Elfriede Dambacher, publisher of the Natural Cosmetics Yearbook, outlines the challenges that the natural cosmetics market faces in Germany.

picture: Naturkosmetik Verlag

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Airless Systems

Luxury – with protection

The popularity of airless packaging continues to grow, as does its versatility and range of applications. A few interesting examples here give an idea of just how extensive the possibilities are.

picture: Quadpack

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Formulations

Natural Cosmetics

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for natural cosmetics.

Natural cosmetics is still patiently carving out for itself a bigger and bigger slice of the total market. The hair care and styling products will be of great interest, as will the sun protection and baby care formulations, which can still present the formulator with some serious challenges.

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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