July-August 2013

Editorial Focus: Natural Cosmetics

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Natural Cosmetics

Ingredients: Exciting options on the way

A very broad choice of Peruvian ingredients from Cobiosa, highly pure MicroSilver mirosilver from BioEpiderm, plant-based lipids from Bertin for interesting textures, environmentally-friendly anti-ageing actives from Soliance,  glutamate surfactants for a sustainable, mild skin cleanser from Schill&Seilacher, Ecocert conforming UV protection options from Sunjin, amino-acid based surfactants for mild skin cleansers from Sino Lion, multilayer applications to combat impure skin from BASF, multifunctional actives from Alina, and thickeners, emulsfiers and microemulsions for exciting textures – these were the topics presented at this year’s Impag cosmetics seminar.

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Oil-Based Actives

Towards a new generation of green + high-performance

Oléoactifs obtained using a new green technology called oleo-eco-extraction are the first bio-certified oil-based actives simultaneously combining a proven efficacy with a high stability as Anne Rossignol-Castera from Oléos explains.

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Emulsifiers

Natural ingredients with a sensory effect

Cloé Cibil Le Meudec from Clariant explains the benefits of Plantasens, a range of plant-based actives, multifunctional emulsifiers and a broad selection of emollients providing sensorial advantages and performance for natural cosmetics. A specially developed sensory profile helps formulators choose the most suitable emollient for the type of product being developed.

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New Natural Cosmetic Products

Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out a number of fascinating new natural colour cosmetic products:

Lancôme In Love collection Dewy Mist,
Benecos Natural Multi-Effect Mascara,
Vapour Organic Beauty Elixir Plumping Lip Gloss,
Couleur Caramel,
Lápiz Labial, Green People Eye Duo,
Kiss Bèauty Kajal Eye Shadow

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picture: Mintel

Market Survey Ingredient Providers

Fully Updated for 2013

If you are on the lookout for interesting new actives and additives to help formulate your forthcoming new products then our updated market survey of ingredients suppliers will surely be of great help. Our clear tabular layout shows not only which suppliers have what type of products in their range, but also gives their immediate contact details.

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Rinse-Off Products

Natural-based solutions

Ute Griesbach et al. from BASF’s Personal Care business explain the benefits of Plantaquat NC, a nature-based solution for the conditioner sector, Lamesoft OD, a nature-based micro-emulsion for rinse-off products, and Plantacare surfactants, the alkyl polyglucoside range for natural positioned and mild rinse-off products.

photo: BASF

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Packaging for natural cosmetics

Advantages and disadvantages of biopolymers

These days more and more consumers expect not only that natural products themselves are organic and meet the demands of sustainability, but that this should also apply to the packaging. One approach here, with regard to plastic packaging, is the use of biopolymers as packaging material for natural cosmetics. Dr. Andrea Kühn of Wala Heilmittel, the producers of Dr.-Hauschka Skin Care, explains some key points that should be noted when using biopolymers for packaging natural cosmetics.

photos: Leoplast, Sun Creative Cosmetics

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Formulations

Hair Care

In this issue our selection of formulations covers products for hair care. Alongside regular shampoos, conditioners, hair sprays, gels, serums, mousses, waxes and masks the following formulations caught our eye. The Rinse-Off 5 in 1 Natural Hair Conditioner from CLR offers multifunctionality in natural hair care, and the Semi-Permanent Hair Color Gel: Golden Copper is aimed clearly at the growing hair colorant sector.

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.

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