April 2013

Editorial Focus: Additives

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Focus: Additives

EO-Free formulations

Berg & Schmidt has developed a multi-functional ingredient based on natural cereal and fruit fibres, and which they have named BergaMuls ET 1. Its emulsifying and thickening properties allow the sustainable production of O/W creams that can be cold processed, are skin tolerant and elegant, and can be marketed as “emulsifier free” in many countries.

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Carrier Systems

Alternative Carrier Systems

Dr. Gabriele Blume from Sopharcos presents the advantages of various alternatives to traditional carrier systems such as liposomes and various nano-emulsions.

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Microbiological tests

Efficient and sustainable

Whatever functionality personal care ingredients have they must all be evaluated for microbial robustness. Implementing 3M Petrifilm technology to do this brings more efficiency and some clear sustainability advantages by reducing the work involved and the waste autoclaved and thrown out each day as a result of running standard challenge tests. So there is value in having this technology properly validated and approved by the personal care industry.

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Sprays + Foams

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating green and ethical concepts for new perfumes a selection of innovative spray and foam products from Mintel’s Innovation Club: 

Strong Hold Hair Spray by IMC Med Cosmetics,
Shaving Foam by Beiersdorf,
Anti-Perspirant Deo Spray by Unilever,
Anti-Ageing Shave gel for Women by Super-Max,
Face and Body Bronzer by Sephora

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Complex, but successful

Powerful innovation management

Innovation and innovation management have been used as mantras by business leaders in all industries for a long time. But how can they be applied successfully? In spite of all the customer-focused approaches in today’s organizations, some do not even know who their customer is. This is why it is important to get out of the office or laboratory and watch your customers work, live and play. Hans W. Steisslinger explains just how complex successful innovation management really is.

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In-Cosmetics 2013

New actives are ready, steady, go!

Our exclusive preview of the new products and services on show clearly demonstrates how the trend to natural power ingredients is still growing strongly, and offering alternatives to tradtional ingredients.  

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Formulations

Masks, Treatments, Exfoliants

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for masks, treatment and exfoliants.

Facial creams or other personal care products are really all commonly used on a regular basis, but at times we may feel that we would like to thoroughly pamper ourselves and our bodies. This can be done with, for example, masks, exfoliants, serums, balsams, hair packs and products for anti-cellulite treatment. 

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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