March 2015

Editorial Focus: New Technologies

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New Technologies

Encapsulating Fragrances

Stefanie Klimpke, Sales Manager at Follmann, explains a new microencapsulation technology which might be interesting for use in cosmetics. Encapsulating fragrances and active ingredients and ensuring controlled release allows for longer-lasting freshness or prolonged care effects.

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Epigenetics

A hot topic for research

Epigenetics, a science of heritable biological adaptation that has become a hot topic for biological research and drug discovery over the past ten years, is now becoming the new trend in skin care. Can epigenetic landscapes be manipulated to induce a more youthful phenotype?

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Exploitation & Potential

Cosmetics market in mainland China

Do you know the differences between the cosmetics markets in China, Hong Kong and Taiwan? If not, then Mei Graefe will offer you some valuable tips on how the huge potential of the market offered by Greater China can be better exploited. Read more in her article in COSSMA 3/2015.

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Fragrance allergens

Status Quo & New regulations

An updated list of allergens, which consumers should be made aware of, created a lot of stir in the industry. Kim Rich from Procter & Gamble provides an update on the current status quo and explains why the industry requires more time for the implementation once the new regulation comes into force.

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Creation and Creativity

Perfumes & Fragrances

Elena Pérez and Sandra Iruela from Sandir provide fascinating insights into the multi-faceted world of fragrance – from the origins of perfumes to the creation and the (currently threatened) creativity in fragrance creation due to impending regulatory changes.

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EU environmental label for rinse-off cosmetic products

New revised criteria

The existing criteria for awarding the EU Ecolabel for rinse-off cosmetics have been revised and new additions have been made. The points to watch are covered here by Marcus Gast from the federal environment agency.

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Formulations

Skin Cleansing

Skin cleansing is certainly not the most exciting part of our daily body care routine. And for this reason it is so much more important for producers to find some creative ideas that will give extra life to what is otherwise a boring but essential task.

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 41 of the printed edition.

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