December 2013

Editorial Focus: Innovation

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More than a passing fad?

Every cosmetic and toiletry company wants to prove that there is something unique about their product offering, but how many can claim to be truly innovative? Imogen Matthews, consultant to In-Cosmetics, summarizes striking trends in the field of new product development (NPD) in her article in COSSMA 12/2013.

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Front cover picture: Solev, Metallic-Millesime Vintage Metallization

Fragrance Trends

Textiles and laundry care: Seduction from the Orient

The delightful Arabian fragrances, so well-known in the fine perfumery business, could now introduce some new perspectives in the fragrancing of textiles and laundry products, and offer the consumer a new and different experience – and one which can be interpreted to meet the high demands in terms of perfumery, as well as extending the possibilities of modern creativity. Christian Düllberg, Managing Director at Düllberg Konzentra, Hamburg, explains details in COSSMA 12/2013.

photos: Kazoka, Tubol_Evgeniya,

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Product Development

Meeting the challenges

Heiko Patzer of Neo Cos Service has developed products for the ingredients supplier Dragoco (today Symrise) and for the natural cosmetics producer Logocos. Today his principal focus is on the devel opment of conventional products. COSSMA editor Angelika Meiss asked him about the most significant demands in these various fields.

photo: Piotr Marcinskis,

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International Launches

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out  a selection of the most innovative products in 2013:

Noxidoxi Mask & Peel,
Michel Mercier Professionnel S.O.S.Color Recover,
Physicians Formula Super BB Correcteur Beauty Balsam FPS 30,
DKNY Be Delicious Skin Fragrance with benefits

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Proteomics and hair dynamics

Proven method for hair care actives

Angela Kleiner of Croda shows how, using proteomics and a new method of analysing and visualising the hair’s surface, it is now possible to develop a smart hair filler. The new active is an answer to the growing demand for anti-ageing products to be used on mature hair.

photo: Yuriy Zhuravov,

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Market Survey

Service Providers

There are plenty of service providers in the cosmetics manufacturing sector. But it is often a good, practical plan, to buy in services as part of a full service package. This market is of course continuously in motion, which makes it all the more important to stay in touch with what is actually going on here. To help with this task we bring you once again our valuable, and fully updated, market survey of service providers. The survey shows you, at a glance, which providers provide which kinds of service, and what their main speciality is.

photo: S. Juchim,

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Creams, Lotions, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers creams and more for cosmetics and toiletries.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 41 of the printed edition.Just now, in view of the gloomy winter days, it is very difficult to know when the sun will shine, but the days can almost be counted on the fingers of one hand. Next summer will definitely come along! And so we are presenting Kobo‘s High SPF Shaker Ball Sunscreen and Bayer Material Science’s Sun Cream SPF 50. Sederma’s product is not aimed at protecting from UV radiation but more for infra-red light, and also claims, with the Anti-Ageing Infrared Protection Serum, an anti-ageing action. Not specifically as protection against solar radiation, but perhaps used as a refreshing product for use on hot, sticky days, is Nourishing ”Ice Cream” for Dry Skin (O/W) from Sisterna.

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