• 20 years ago Nivea used Q10, an ingredient that fosters skin functions in several ways, for the first time. How does this anti-ageing ingredient work and what are the benefits when combined with creatine? Dr Thomas Blatt,...

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  • Sabrina Mizael from Seppic proves that the emollient ranges Emosmart and Emogreen not only improve hair shine and strength but also serve as an alternative for silicone oil in both rinse-off and leave-on products. She...

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  • At In-Cosmetics in Amsterdam from 17 to 19 April some 800 exhibitors will unveil their latest innovations, new formulation concepts and new study results. This is our sneek preview of what new ingredients to expect. Show...

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  • Scott Carpenter from Formulated Solutions shows how meaningful technical innovation in the field of aerosols can utterly transform the consumer experience. More and more pressurised package formats, once thought of as products of...

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  • Belinda Carli from IPCS explains the differences between the many types of micro-capsules and how to pick the right material for each application. She points out that micro-capsules are often used for visual and other benefits...

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  • Natural calcium carbonates are not only a suitable alternative to polyethylene beads in cosmetics and toiletries, but also a versatile option in emulsions and anhydrous formulations. Ana Castellano Gassó of Omya presents...

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  • Sven Gehrig, responsible for cosmetic safety and information at Wala, talks about the new ISO 16128 for natural cosmetics. In order to get a harmonised international approach and to finally put an end to consumer confusion, the...

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  • Heike Störmer-Kuk from SpringPool presents today’s most striking trends in textures: lacklustre and tactile on the one hand and light and rich on the other hand. Störmer-Kuk points out why textures are gaining more importance....

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  • What are the pros and cons of plastic and metal aerosol cans? Dr Nora Schiemann, Consultant for Technopolis Group on the evaluation of the European Aerosol Dispensers Directive on request of the European Commission, explains in...

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  • This year’s first ingredients show Cosmetagora was the launch pad for a large number of new anti-ageing and other helpful ingredients, study results and formulation concepts. This January, 175 exhibitors showed their latest...

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