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May 29, 2019 | Dossiers

Sun products: the dossier pro

If they are essential to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, whether on the beach in summer or in the mountain in winter, sun protection products are often criticized for their efficacy or questioned for their safety. There are regular debates over the allergenicity or toxicity of synthetic filters and nano sunscreens, over the actual SPFs… while the formulation of this type of products is still a challenge, and their regulations, both in Europe and elsewhere, are not that easy… What options should be chosen? What products, what set of filters, what formula, what galenics, what label? This CosmeticOBS dossier gathers all our articles about sun products to help you get a global vision of this ...

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July 24, 2019 | Congress reports

Labelling of essential oils and products containing them pro

Due to their multiple properties, and the almost as many regulations on which they may depend, essential oils, but also the products containing them, are often quite delicate to label. During the Aromadays, organised by Cosmed in Avignon on 4 and 5 July 2019, Nelly Van Chinh and Nadège Testa, from Naturakem, gave instructions for using compliant labelling.

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July 8, 2019 | SCCS

Solubility of the SAS: Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the solubility of Synthetic amorphous silica (SAS). It has been adopted during its plenary meeting of 26 February 2019. The issue was to determine whether or not these cosmetic ingredients meet the definition of a nanomaterial. This Opinion is opened to comments until 13 May 2019.
Update of 3 July 2019: this Opinion was finalised at the plenary meeting of the SCCS on 20 and 21 June 2019, without any change in the conclusion.

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July 23, 2019 | Cosmetic trends

Which eco-design for luxury packaging? pro

What are the codes for luxury packaging? What is the place of packaging in the perception of luxury? What is the role of size, packaging weight and colour in the perception of a product’s luxurious character? What are consumers’ expectations in terms of eco-design for packaging in this luxury universe? To answer these questions, CITEO conducted the “Shopper Luxury” survey, which identifies consumer expectations and the levers to be used to better design its packaging in the luxury world.

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July 25, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Vitamin C Passion

It is the “favorite” molecule of dermatologists as well as consumers. Its “multi-target” effectiveness (radiance, complexion homogeneity, skin firmness, etc.) is less disputed than ever. It is therefore not surprising that dermo-cosmetic brands in the lead (but not that) compete in the percentages of vitamin C in the autumn…

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July 24, 2019 | They are the cosmetics

Guérande Cosmetics: beauty on an iodized basis

If the city of Guérande is famous for its salt, it is a little less so for its cosmetics. However, for the past three years, a young brand has been designing beauty products formulated using active ingredients from salt marshes. Between local production and upcycling, Guérande Cosmetics is in tune with the times.

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July 24, 2019 | Dossiers

Cosmetics and Essential oils: the dossier pro

Complexes. This is the first word that comes to mind when we want to describe essential oils, whether it is their composition, their properties, their formulation in a cosmetic product, the regulations that govern them or their labelling… They are nonetheless increasingly present in personal care products… and generate much debate on both their interests and their safety. Often adorned with the status of “necessarily perfect since natural”, they also have their detractors who worry, in the name of their toxic or allergenic potential, about their “over-use”. This dossier brings together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.

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Cosmetics glossary See all articles

May 16, 2019 | Cosmetics glossary

Cosmetic Product

What is a cosmetic product? We all have the feeling that we know this… but we can also make mistakes sometimes! And the question is not insignificant, since the status of a product determines the regulations, and the obligations, that apply to it. In Europe, a cosmetic product is governed by Regulation 1223/2009, and it is in this text that its definition must be sought.

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