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Chinese consumers have become more price-sensitive, reducing salon and spa visits, but are determined to tackle beauty concerns, and thus the professional market in China is seeing a steady increase.
First, if you haven’t noticed, Suppliers’ Day is themed “Project Trendway: Your Stage for Innovation.” This is appropriate considering the industry celebrities, press and scrutinizing eyes of would-be buyers that will be watching as exhibitors strut their latest and greatest on the Suppliers’ Day catwalk.
Suppliers’ Day provides a unique venue to showcase technology designed for the cosmetic industry. From its humble beginnings as a local event, Suppliers’ Day has grown into a premier, international show, with hundreds of exhibitors and several thousand attendees from more than 40 countries.
Micro Powders, Inc. has added three new offerings to its product line-up of specialty micronized waxes.
At in-cosmetics 2013, BASF Personal Care will introduce a new UV filter, a multifunctional styling agent, a renewable microemulsion, natural platelets for mineral makeup, a sea extract for under-eye and formulation concepts for anti-aging and diverse daily activities.
This column will discuss titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is the most frequently used ingredient in cosmetics after water (aqua), fragrance (parfum), methylparaben, propylparaben, glycerin and propylene glycol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.
The self-tanning market has been steadily growing due to advances in formulation technology as well as the consumer trend to seek out safer tanning solutions. Ongoing concerns surrounding the harmful effects of the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays, along with endorsements from anti-cancer societies, have created the perfect environment for self-tanning products.
Research from Gettysburg College in collaboration with CE.R.I.E.S., a department of Chanel Research and Technology, has unveiled a new sign of aging, the contrast between facial features.
Lip balms or salves constitute a special category of protecting and soothing cosmetics. They are intended to be applied to the lip pseudo-mucosa to relieve the signs and symptoms of skin dryness and chapping. Their function and formulation are described here.
BB creams continue to proliferate in the cosmetics market, and Atopalm BB Cream is another example of this. This column will review the ingredient listing for functionality and claims support.