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Academy Schwarzkopf – Heady ideas

The international hair specialists of Schwarzkopf Professional have a vision of being more than a product supplier to hairdressers. They see themselves as partners, who supply all of the professional services associated with hairdressing. At the core of these services, Schwarzkopf Professional offers the Schwarzkopf Academy education and training system. The seminars for hairdressers cover everything from cutting techniques to product application and from fashion advice to salon management. Through this worldwide established system of knowledge transfer system, Schwarzkopf Professional achieves far more than optimal customer service. In Asia and South America, in particular, the activities of the Schwarzkopf Academy help to define training standards for hairdressers.

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Aok Pur Balance – Looking good

Pimples and blackheads are not only a problem for adolescents, but also for many men and women over twenty. The cause is often an imbalance in the skin flora. Henkel has therefore developed a care range based on the prebiotic principle – Aok Pur Balance. An innovative formula containing tea and ginseng extract encourages the growth of beneficial microorganisms and simultaneously inhibits the harmful ones. The skin flora is stabilized and can again perform its natural protective function. The skin becomes clearer and healthier. In contrast to conventional products whose broad-spectrum antibacterial effect helps to treat blemished skin, prebiotic substances are better tolerated by the skin and act more selectively against undesirable microorganisms. Pimples and blackheads are cleared up quickly, lastingly and gently, the skin is provided with sufficient moisture, and its protective function is reinforced.

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Diadermine

In 2009, the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) awarded Diadermine skin creams the ECARF Quality Seal. This attests that the Diadermine formulations satisfy the highest demands in regard to skin compatibility and use by persons with sensitive skin or allergies. This was also demonstrated by the complaint-free use, under dermatological supervision, of Diadermine by volunteers suffering from neurodermatitis.

2010, we worked closely with the European Centre for Allergy Research Foundation (ECARF) and other external partners, and had additional products evaluated by ECARF. In the meanwhile, all Diadermine care products have been certified by ECARF. http://www.ecarf.org/de

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Dial Eco Smart – Smart refill packaging

The Eco-Smart pouch refills for our Dial liquid soaps in the U.S. market contain about 67 percent less plastic than conventional refill bottles. This not only reduces consumers’ packaging waste, but also significantly decreases the amount of energy needed to produce them. The production process for the refill pouches is much more energy-efficient than the bottle production process. Moreover, the empty refill pouches can be transported much more compactly, so that 85 percent less fuel is required to deliver them to the production site.

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Essensity – Combining performance and naturalness

Our Essensity brand is setting new standards in the professional hairdressing sector through its deliberate combination of performance and naturalness. In all products, we have consistently replaced synthetic ingredients with natural ones wherever this was possible without compromising on product performance. The formulations contain no artificial fragrances, silicones, paraffin oils, mineral oils or parabens. The biodegradability of the ingredients has also been enhanced.

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Fa Hygiene & Frische and Dial Complete

The antibacterial formulations of the Fa Hygiene & Frische liquid soap and Dial Complete foaming antibacterial hand wash thoroughly clean hands and eliminate up to 99 percent of bacteria without causing dryness. They thus help to prevent the spread of germs and are gentle to the skin. In the USA, the Dial antibacterial liquid soaps are now the number 1 doctor-recommended hand soap.

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Fa Yogurt

Yogurt is well known as a healthy food product which promotes positive bacterial flora. It contains proteins, vitamins and minerals, and can also be applied to the skin as an anti-inflammatory. A feel good innovation in cosmetics is the Fa Yoghurt shower gel range. The formulations, containing a concentrate of natural yogurt, help the skin to maintain its natural balance. Fa Yoghurt’s light, creamy formula cares for the skin and keeps it from becoming dry.

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Gliss Kur Oil Nutritive

For the first time, Gliss Kur Oil Nutritive offers a combination of seven oils in an innovative hair care range. The formulations, containing argan oil, marula oil, olive oil, apricot kernel oil, macadamia nut oil, sesame oil, and almond oil, ensure 85 percent fewer split ends, as they very gently penetrate deep into the hair to repair its structure. By using marula oil for Gliss Kur Oil Nutritive, we are supporting our supplier’s marula project. The oil comes from a fair trade cooperative and conforms to the Ecocert ecological standards. www.glisskur.de

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Le Chat Liquid Soap – Excellent tradition

In France, our liquid soaps Le Chat Bio Apricot and Le Chat Bio Fig also carry the ECOCERT logo. Le Chat, a traditional soap brand which has been marketed since 1853, launched these two products in response to growing consumer demand for natural, independently certified products. Both of them satisfy extremely strict ecological criteria throughout the value chain and contain, in accordance with the ECOCERT criteria, 99 percent natural-based ingredients. They make no use of synthetic colorants or fragrances.

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Right Guard – enhanced benefit with reduced footprint

We optimize the ecological footprint of our products, thus supporting the trend toward health conscious and environmentally aware lifestyles. The example of the Right Guard deodorant spray, a 48-hour active antiperspirant, shows how a product’s consumer benefit can be increased while reducing its ecological footprint at the same time. The newly developed formulation with antibacterial silver molecules provides 48 hours of protection against body odor, creating the foundation for greater self-confidence, greater self-esteem and a well-groomed appearance. The improved spray valve reduces the common spray losses by 20 percent. In combination with an efficient formulation, continuously improved production, and an intermodal logistics chain, the result is an even smaller carbon footprint.

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Schauma
The new formulation of our Schauma contains 15% less surfactants – with equally high performance. As part of the Product Carbon Footprint (PCF) project in Germany, a Schauma shampoo was also chosen to represent the shampoo product category, and its product carbon footprint was calculated. The results show that most of the carbon dioxide emissions occur during the use phase, when water is heated for washing the hair. All the other phases together account for only about ten percent. Nevertheless, we aim to reduce this proportion still further. For example, we transport all cosmetics products by rail from our production site in Wassertrüdingen in Bavaria to our central cosmetics warehouse in Monheim near Düsseldorf. This represents annual savings of about 7,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide emissions.

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Schauma Yoghurt – Intensive hair care

Henkel has used renewable ingredients in its products for many years. Natural care substances in hair products, for example, help to regulate the moisture content of the hair. In two new lines of hair care products, Schauma has succeeded in incorporating, for the first time, an active ingredient that was previously used primarily for skin care: The new Schauma Yoghurt & Aloe Vera line of care products uses natural ingredients to protect the hair from becoming too dry. Even if this is not visible to the naked eye, healthy hair contains about 30 percent water. Yogurt and aloe vera are well known for their moisturizing properties. In addition, restorative vitamins regenerate and strengthen the hair. The Schauma Repair formulations with shea butter and coconut extract also use nature’s active ingredients. Shea butter’s high content of caregiving fats and vitamins makes it an eminently suitable ingredient for hair cosmetics. The effective combination of shea butter and coconut extracts repairs damaged hair from the inside and simultaneously smoothes the hair surface, making the hair easier to comb.

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Silhouette Compact Hairspray – Small can, great impact  

An innovation in hair styling: Silhouette Compact Hairspray. Although the size of the hairspray can has been reduced from 750 to 400 milliliters, its contents go further than the 750-milliliter can. Silhouette Compact provides the accustomed perfect hold and is more flexible and convenient in its new small format. The 50-milliliter version is ideal when traveling and at work. This was made possible by a combination of a newly developed concentrated hairspray formulation and a new microspray application system. The nozzle and the valve were optimized so that the usual styling results can be obtained with a very much smaller amount of product. Silhouette Compact contains almost 50 percent less propellant gas than conventional 750-milliliter hairspray cans. Moreover, less metal and plastic are needed for the packaging. This saves resources in packaging and production and, with about half the weight, in shipping.

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Syoss

The Syoss hair care products, developed with the help of professional hairdressers, provide salon quality at affordable prices. The salon-size 500 ml packaging is also beneficial for the environment. In comparison with the usual 250 ml retail pack size, the Syoss packaging to content ratio is clearly superior, resulting in a cut of more than 40 percent in the amount of packaging material per application.

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Vademecum Bio – Natural effectiveness

Vademecum Bio toothpaste ensures naturally healthy teeth and gums. It consists to 99 percent of natural-based ingredients, which our researchers selected in accordance with the criteria of the independent certification organization ECOCERT. These include green tea from controlled organic cultivation. What makes the Vademecum Bio formulation special is that – in contrast to traditional toothpastes – it contains no synthetic flavors or sweeteners. In 2008, Vademecum Bio was given the ECOCERT label. It tells consumers that the ingredients have been specially selected and are obtained from crops that are cultivated in an environmentally compatible manner. 

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