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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 23, 2019 | Congress reports

Coherence and environment: a new challenge for the cosmetics industry pro

Pascale Brousse’s commitment to natural beauty issues is not new. For more than 20 years, the founder of the Trendsourcing agency has been calling on the cosmetics sector on this subject. It is on the scene of the Beauty Day, organized on June 25 in Paris by CEW France, that she recommended to the profession to enter into a more virtuous approach in order to better meet the needs of consumers… and especially those of the planet.

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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 18, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

After-sun masks

Practical on holidays, these single-use masks are providential after an overdose of sunshine. They do not take up space in the suitcase and soak the skin with moisturizing and soothing active ingredients. In the after-sun category (rather slower), they are the only ones that are doing well!

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They are the cosmetics See all articles

May 15, 2019 | They are the cosmetics

Salvatore D'Acunto or cosmetic exemplarity at the European Commission

Are you one of those who see Europe as a complex and ineffective, even unfair monster? Of those who imagine the European Commission as a den of bureaucrats, producing obscure texts in defiance of the interests of the citizens you are? Come and meet Salvatore D’Acunto. He heads the Unit in charge of cosmetics at the European Commission. A diplomat as much as a civil servant, he chooses his words but speaks clearly when it comes to presenting his plea for Europe: much is being done for consumer protection, particularly in the cosmetics sector; denying it and having a destructive approach would be a historical crime.

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July 11, 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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