January - February 2015

Editorial Focus: Sun Care

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Sun Care

Sun Care Made Easy

The process of designing attractive sunscreen products is becoming increasingly complex. What can be done to simplify this? Uli Osterwalder et al. from BASF show how to incorporate an SPF claim into different application formats even when there is no specific knowledge of sun care.

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Market Data

Sun Care, Self Tanning, After Sun

Even though sun care in some regional markets is stagnating, there are markets in which products of this category are flourishing. Nicole Tyrimou identifies which segments to expect the highest growth from and what product formats can help this market to expand.

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German Cosmetics & Household Market

Moderate Growth

In 2014 total sales of beauty care and cosmetics, plus household products, enjoyed a period of growth. Whilst beauty products grew, in line with the forecast of the IKW*, by 1.6 percent to reach 13.01 billion Euros, the household care products sector grew by only 0.8 percent to 4.34 billion Euros.,34 Mrd. €.

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Natural Cosmetics

Current Status & Challenges

In a free education programme at this year’s In-Cosmetics Marketing Trends Presentations, experts from organisations including Organic Monitor, NaTrue, Soil Association, and NSF will discuss the current status and challenges of natural and organic certification in a roundtable.

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Cosmetic Market Russia

Bright Looking Future

Tatiana Puchkova from PCAR provides a comprehensive insight into the Russian C&T market – one of Europe’s top 5 markets – focussing not only on the manufacturing and raw material landscape but also on the shift of importance across the different sales channels.

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Legal Points

Where to draw the line between pharma and cosmetics?

If cosmetic products contain actives that are mainly intended for medicinal products, medical devices or biocides, are these still cosmetic products? Where are the lines drawn? Answers to these questions were put forward at the 5th Karlsruhe Cosmetics Congress which took place on December 9th and 10th 2014, with 140 participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Dr. Gerd Mildau of the CVUA summarises the most important findings.

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Natural Berry Wax

"Berry Good" for Skin Care

Presenting recent study results, Martina Heldermann illustrates the advantages of natural Berry wax in contrast to traditionally used waxes.

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Luxe Pack Review

Elements of pure luxury

Advances in dose size application, new dispensing ideas, sustainable packaging solutions and natural refined decorative techniques were the basic ideas behind the new luxury products shown at the Luxe Pack 2014 in Monaco.

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Formulations

Complexion & Colour

An attractive complexion and colour cosmetics is, for many women, simply a “must”. And so much better if there is a selection of interesting products to choose from that will make the daily facial care routine even more pleasant. The ability to select the products from about 30 formulations, shows how the creative ingredients suppliers have come up with some interesting solutions.

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 40 of the printed edition.

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