June 2012

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Sun protection

Effective protection from insects and the sun

Alexander Kielbassa and Dr. Anja-Martina Bohlmann of Merck put forward some innovative concepts for protection against solar radiation and from insects.

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Sun Screens

What is the ideal sunscreen?

In an interview with COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss, Uli Osterwalder from BASF outlines the latest changes in the field of sun protection, such as the FDA’s simplification of UV-A testing. He also highlights the latest product trends. 

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Sun protection

Is it all a matter of size?

Angela Kleiner of Croda and Sederma presents the latest trends in UV filters and summarises the current position with regard to the, at times controversial, use of nano-ingredients in sun protection products. In particular she points out that the term “nano-material” has not yet been finally and precisely defined, and there is as yet no validated method of determination.

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New Sun Care Products

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new sun care products:

Dr. Pierre Ricaud’s Instant Relief After-Sun Mask,
Protective Sun Lotion (Hawaiian Tropic),
Yves Saint Laurent SPF 15 Sunscreen Cream,
Sun Protection Emulsion Face SPF 30 (La Prairie),
Sunific Solaires Samtige Creme Gesicht & Dekolleté LSF 30 (Lierac)

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Ingredients

Multi-functional ingredient for sun care

According to Julia Gourlaouen from Jan Dekker, now part of IMCD, Dekanex FG is a multifunctional ingredient providing a pleasant skin feel and a proper dispersion of mineral filters. In addition, it is compatible with UV filters, it is photo-stable and its safety profile makes it suitable even for baby sun care.

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In-Cosmetics 2012

Selected product highlights

Once again, overwhelmed by the number of new products at In-Cosmetics, we bring you just a selection of interesting examples, including several that help to facilitate the formulation of natural cosmetics or which boost product performance.

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Formulations

Facial Care + Colour Cosmetics

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for facial care and colour cosmetics.

In the truest sense of the word facial care has many faces! Starting with pure skin care products through colour cosmetics to the totally trendy BB creams. These multifunctional creams combine several product benefits in one and can, amongst other things, moisturise, offer anti-ageing performance, protect us from the sun and cover less attractive areas.

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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