January/February 2013

Editorial Focus: Sun Care

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Sun Care

Triple prevention of UV-induced premature ageing

The test results presented by Marta Rull et al. from Lipotec suggest that the combination of the active ingredients Lipochroman, Preventhelia and Thermostressine provides a complete treatment to prevent skin damage from exposure to sunlight and to protect the skin from internal and external harmful factors disrupting the skin’s functionality and appearance.

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Film Formers

High performance suncare polymers

The LexFilm film formers from Inolex are an economical option when it comes to suncare formulations. They not only form a protective film but are proven as waterproofers and serve as a solubiliser for crystalline UV filters. Hence apart from the oily UV filters no other ingredients are needed for the oily phase.
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Border zones with photo-ageing

HEV Light and Sub-epidermal Low Echogenicity Bands

Angela Kleiner of Croda explains why the Solaveil SpeXtra broad spectrum filters, as shown in the latest findings, not only meet the legal requirements with respect to UVB and UVA protection, but also offer protection against the HEV component of the light spectrum which also contributes to skin ageing. In addition it has been shown that the regenerative anti-ageing active Matrixyl 3000 significantly improves the fibre structure of the skin and ensures a significant increase in the density of the papillary dermis.
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International Sun Care Launches

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out the following products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:

Shahnaz Husain Shahnaz Forever Herbal Sun Protective Cream SPF 60 PA+++ ,
Earth-Line Argan Bio Sun Face Age Control SPF 15,
Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Cream SPF 40,
Eucerin Sun Protection Kids Sun Lotion SPF 50+,
Sun Spray SPF 50+

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Multi-functional film former

How to obtain water-resistant sun protection products with sensorial benefits

Martin Krause from Bayer Material Science presents Baycusan C 1000, a polyurethane film former that, with its sun booster effect, facilitates high-SPF with low UV filter concentrations, and water-resistant sun protection products with sensorial benefits even for sensitive skin, while also lowering emulsifier concentrations.

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A new approach

Protecting the skin and protecting from the cold

Petra Anni Schmidt of CLR shows, with the help of a thermographic study and volunteer tests, that ProBarrier CLR, a suspension of wax-like particles, protects the skin from negative influences of the weather using a permanent but non-occlusive film and is characterised by a light, pleasant skin feel.

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Market Germany 2012

Modest Growth

In 2012 consumers, according to the estimates of the IKW, spent 12.8 billion Euros on cosmetics and beauty care products. The total beauty care products market grew in 2012 by 1.4%, beating the 2011 sales figure by 178 million Euros. The money spent on household care products reached 4.3 billion Euros. In total the household care products market grew by 0.9 %.

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Formulations

Facial Care + Colour Cosmetics

In addition to traditional foundation products our selection includes BB creams, In this sector we have details of Colour Fresh Kick BB Mousse by Biesterfeld, a SPF Light BB Crème from Kobo and a Tinted Moisturising BB Cream SPF 20 from Croda. For those who prefer a more traditional make-up, but are perhaps interested in more unusual textures, we can point to Lucas Meyer Cosmetics with their Cream to Powder Foundation offering a very exciting alternative to traditional make-ups. And for the business woman with a packed schedule, and who doesn‘t have time to freshen her make-up in the evening, we think perhaps the Long Wear Water-in-Silicone Foundation from Bayer Material Science may be just what she is looking for. Very refreshing – and not only for skin stressed by heat – the Facial Hydrating Mist by Inolex may be the answer.

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 37 of the printed edition.

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