March 2013

Editorial Focus: Body Care

e-Paper Teaser of March issue >>

Click here for your free registration on >>
- you will get full access to the interactive e-Paper
and to all additional information available for download free of charge for a 30 days period! 

To read the complete articles, please log in in the box to the left. Please find below a list of all additional information available for download .

Click here to subscribe to COSSMA now.

Body Care

Market Data

In the body care sector, which is the focus of this issue, deodorant sales have shot up since 2007, growing by 7.5 percent per year to hit 21.882 billion US Dollars. In the Asia-Pacific region the increase was as much as 9 percent per year – up to 1.619 billion Dollars. Bath and shower products, with their lion’s share of the market, grew by 5.5 percent per year to reach 39.258 billion Dollars. It is interesting to note that anti-cellulite products in the Asia-Pacific region have grown since 2007 by 4.8 percent per year to reach 710.4 million Dollars.

picture: Monticello,
To read more and get additional information please log in >>


Creating the desired silhouette

Marta Rull shows that while the hexapeptide Adifyline is a replenishing ingredient to reverse the ageing-induced volume losses the hexapeptide Silusyne minimises undesired fat stores thus being complementary agents for remodelling silhouette and improving skin properties.

picture: Valua Vitaly,

To read more and get additional information please log in >>

Promotion of Cosmetics

What is changeing?

The promotion of cosmetics is at the current time generally covered by the law regarding dishonest or unfair competition (Directive 2005/29/EC concerning unfair business-to-consumer commercial practices), and in particular by § 27 LFGB (Art. 6 para. 3 of the EU Cosmetics Directive). What impact has the new EU Cosmetics Regulation (1223/2009) had on pre-existing law?

picture: Yuri Arcurs,

To read more and get additional information please log in >>

China 2013

A New Year, New Chances

Mei Gräfe of Intergate Consulting explains how the Chinese market has developed for 2013 and which are the main trends driving that market.

pictures: Aslysun/

To read more and get additional information please log in >>

Fragrance Allergies

Challenges that can be met

To avoid hypersensitive reactions it has been required since 2003 to separately identify 26 potentially allergenic fragrances (synthetic or natural) in the INCI name, if they exceed a clearly laid down level of concentration. The SCCS (the EU’s advisory board) has now evaluated further perfume ingredients with regard to their allergy risk*. Angelika Meiss, senior editor of COSSMA, has spoken to fragrance suppliers to discover what problems this may cause and what challenges it poses for the fragrancing of natural cosmetics.

picture: Patricia Tilly/

To read more and get additional information please log in >>

Natural Cosmetics

Fragrances in natural cosmetics

The market for natural cosmetics has changed rapidly over the last few years. The ecological niche market has advanced into the mainstream. Alongside the ingredients in the product there is now a need to attract the consumer with textures and packaging. By using the right fragrance the producers can clearly differentiate themselves from the competition, and at the same time effectively carry the message of the positive attributes of the natural ingredients. In an interview with the perfumer Alexandre Illan from Düllberg Konzentra, we learn about consumer demands, trends and the particular feeling of happiness that comes with using natural fragrances.

picture: Vita Khorzhevska,

To read more and get additional information please log in >>

New Body Care Products

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new body care products from Mintel’s Innovation Club:

Bath Soak (Mentholatum),
Body Wash Caps (Sephora),
Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant Stick (Unilever),
Heat Styling Duo Shield 07 Color Protecting Gel Cream (Redken),
Brightening & Oil Control Black Foam (Garnier)

To read more and get additional information please log in >>

picture: Mintel

Cosmopack 2013

New products preview

From the 7th to the 9th of March packaging manufacturers will be showing at Cosmopack, just what interesting product creations they are capable of. In this preview we have collected for you some of the most exciting innovations on view at Cosmopack.

picture:  Neopac

To read more and get additional information please log in >>


Skin Cleansing

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for skin cleansing.

For those with a particular interest in wintry formulations Snowball Bath Mousse from Nordmann, Rassmann could be exactly what is being sought, or maybe the Natural Cream Bath Chocolate from Dr. Straetmans may be the answer. And while we are on the subject of food a good choice may be the springlike formulation for Moisturizing Strawberry Cleansing Yoghurt from Lubrizol Noveon. Among the wide range of make-up removers are the Wipe & Forget – Eye Make Up Remover by Biesterfeld, the Creamy Make-up Remover by CLR, and the Truly Soft Make Up Remover from Provital. Or what about formulations for skin cleansing wipes like, for example, the Cleansing Towlette from Kao or the Antibacterial Wipes from Southern Cross Botanicals.

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 39 of the printed edition.

To read more and to download the formulations, please log in >>