November 2014

Editorial Focus: Cosmeceuticals

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EG Cosmetic Regulations: Nanomaterials + notification requirements

What do the provisions of the new EC Cosmetics Regulation mean in practise? Birgit Huber of IKW and Dr. Gerd Mildau of CVUA Karlsruhe comment on the current status concerning nanomaterials, the notification requirements and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership, TTIP.

cover photo: Ann Areeya,

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Flawless complexion

A global beauty ideal?

Angela Kleiner explains just how complex and complicated the factors can be that prevent us all from having a flawless complexion, and she shows us which irregular skin conditions we can tackle.

photo: Kai Keisuke,

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Fighting color-fading

Locking in hair color

Following market research that identified an unmet hair care need, DSM has developed a new hair care concept that offers all-round protection against color fading – ColorLock shampoo and conditioner formulations seal the hair surface to lock in color and give hair a vibrant shine and a softer, stronger feel.

photo: DSM

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Cleansing & Hair Styling

Multi-functional rheology modifier

The recently introduced Balance RCF* polymer from AkzoNobel is a multi-functional rheology modifier for cost-effective rheology control providing versatile performance in hair styling products as well as shampoos and personal cleansing formulations.

photo: Gabor Blalazs,

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Product Development: International launches

This month Mintel has picked out selection of innovative cosmeceutical products:

StriVectin NIA-114,
LABS 5-Minute Weekly Glycolic Peel,
iAlugen Injection-Free High Precision Filling Treatment by Laboratoires Genévrier,
Dr. Brandt Laser FX,
Dr Dennis Gross Skincare Glow Alpha Beta,
Elizabeth Arden RX Mineral Skincare SPF 25

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pictures: Mintel

Market Survey

Market Survey Packaging

Packaging is an eyecatching aspect of the product and plays a key role in stimulating the urge to buy. But which companies supply what kind of packaging components? Which of them offers “One Stop Shopping” and who has all of the necessary back-up services? The answers to these questions can be found in our practical market survey – an easy-to-use tool for seeking optimum packaging design and manufacture.

picture: Coradin

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Hotel Supplies

Filling tubes & bottles

When cosmetics articles are produced for hotel guests it is often a question of small runs in a personalised, high class presentation. Optima Consumer has developed an Optima Moduline unit that can process both tubes and bottles for a German manufacturer that produces such cosmetic articles.

photo: Optima

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Sprays + Foams

In this issue our selection of formulations covers sprays, foams and gels for cosmetics and toiletries. Even as basic formulation for mousses they are very effective ideas. You will find here, for example,the Clear Leave-In Conditioning Foam with Heat Protecting Properties from Evonik, the Light Tight Aerosol Hair Mousse from Lubrizol, the Set Your Hair Mousse from Honeywell and a Make Up Remover for PumpFoamer from Zschimmer & Schwarz – a really tempting choice. The sprays in a wide variety of product categories are very attractive and the Anti-Ageing Spray from Sederma could fill a long awaited consumer need. And the Fair-Cost Strong Hold Spray by Dow Personal Care could meet the wishes of both clients and producers. And the Butter Mist from Alfa Chemicals, must be just the thing for those who wish to pamper their bodies.

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 42 of the printed edition.

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