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In Depth and In Focus at in-cosmetics

Posted: April 30, 2009

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Naturals were also discussed by Gillian Morris, director at chemicals and materials practice for Kline & Company in her marketing presentation, “Innovative and Enabling Technologies in Personal Care—Future Outlook.” According to Morris, the countries seeing double digit growth in personal care are Argentina, India, Brazil, China and Russia. She noted that the demarcation between the nutrition, pharmaceutical and cosmetic industries is blurring. Delivery systems, according to Morris, are a distinct innovation area that include nanoparticles, microencapsulation, microsponges, patches and films. Of the many different delivery technologies, Morris highlighted the “stay put technologies” or patches as particularly innovative and of interest for future innovators. Morris also highlighted the raw materials used in innovation in 2008 including: vitamins A, C, E, and K; enzymes; alpha lipoic acid; peptides; biopolymers; botanical actives; skin-lightening actives; and proteins. Within proteins specifically, Morris found that the conversation was moving from animal-based proteins to synthetic proteins. Botanical actives mentioned included green tea, chamomile, bisabolol, grape seed and kinetin. Skin-lightening actives included arbutin, azaelic acid, kojic acid, magnesium ascorbic acid and tretanoin. According to Morris, “Enabling technologies in the future will come from a variety of places including drug development, chemical engineering, wound care, chemical polymer science and food. In the future, Morris envisions that innovation will take place in hormonal creams, boosters, improved deposition for oral care, preventing irritation and hair styling polymers.

The exhibition will take place in Paris in 2010, and the organizers named Milan as the location for in-cosmetics in 2011.