January/February 2014

Editorial Focus: Sun Care

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Sun Care

Trends for the future

What are the global trends that are impacting on the sun care sector, and what will sun care in the future look like? And of course, what clever solutions are available from ingredients suppliers to help us get to grips with demands? You can read here the views of some of those who know the sector well.

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Market Germany

Personal and household care – Small sales increase in 2013

The markets for personal care and household care products grew slightly once again in 2013 according to the IKW*. The market for personal care products grew by 0.6 percent to reach 12.9 billion Euros, whilst the household care products market grew by 0.2 percent to 4.3 billion Euros.

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Fruity and Exotic

Mango butter

What has bio-certified mango butter to offer in cosmetics? Maria Kaiser describes the demands to be met in the production of this ingredient and talks about its advantages in use.

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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:

Tan Prolonging Bar Soap,
Anti Darkening and Blemish Kit SPF 15,
Wind & Cold Protection Comfort Cream SPF 50,
UV Cut Milk 47,
Sunpro Aloe-Tulsi Sun Protective Cream

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Natural Cosmeticsw

A close look at traditional actives

Traditional natural cosmetics do in fact constitute the cradle of modern cosmetics – all of the cosmetics formulations handed down to us are based on
natural ingredients from the animal, plant or mineral kingdoms. Prof. Dr. Heike Raddatz gives us an overview of plants that have a long tradition in cosmetics and also makes it clear that there is still a lot of research to be done into the wide range of plant-based actives.

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Sensitive Skin

Anti-inflammatory skin care

An interesting active ingredient that eases inflammatory processes – Dr. Stefan Bänziger from Rahn shows that Defensil Plus not only relieves sensitivity and itching, but also supports the recovery of the irritated skin barrier.

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Surfactant Combinations

Foam isn‘t just foam

Can the foaming behaviour of conventional commercial surfactant blends be differentiated using an automated foam tester? Sarah Hokamp and Prof. Dr. Thomas Gassenmeier from the University of Applied Sciences Ostwestfalen-Lippe offer some answers to this question.

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Ingredients

New starch ingredient for elegant products

Laurie Marshall from AkzoNobel Personal Care describes the advantages of a biodegradable new starch with pleasant aesthetics and designed to be used in a wide variety of formulations.

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Formulations

Facial Care + Colour Cosmetics

Whilst a lot of ingredients suppliers offer basic formulations as a service to their customers it is also a great pleasure to collect new product ideas straight from the suppliers at the same time. The following formulationson the subject of facial care, for example, sound rather exciting: theYouthful Radiance Enhancer from BASF, the Jelly Facial Gel Mask from CLR, the Anti-Age Flash Serum from Impag and the Facial Hydrating Mist from Inolex. With regard to colour cosmetics the Black WidowMascara from Biesterfeld sounds great from a technical point of view, with its changeable consistence, as does the Cream to Powder Foundation from Lucas Meyer, and for something more natural the Volumizing Mascara with Non-Nano Carbon Black Composite from Kobo and the Waterbased Nail Polish – Pretty Red from Worlée both sound very interesting.

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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