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Jan. 22, 2020 | Cosmetic trends

When the cosmetics industry displays its transparency approach on packaging pro

To fight against bad buzz and restore consumer confidence, the cosmetics industry has chosen to be less opaque and to say more about how it works. Some brands have decided to share important elements, such as the deciphering of the INCI list, directly on the packaging of their products.

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Jan. 21, 2020 | Cosmetics news

International news: Chemical ingredients of cosmetic products exempted from customs duties in Ivory Coast pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France announces that the majority of chemical ingredients in cosmetic products are exempt from customs duties on entry into Ivory Coast since 9 December 2019.

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Jan. 15, 2020 | Ingredients news

Indigofera Tinctoria: the SCCS' Opinion pro

The SCCS has just published its Opinion on the safety of the hair dye ingredient Indigofera Tinctoria. It was adopted on 10 January 2020 by written procedure, and is open for comments until 13 March 2020.

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Ingredients

Dec. 31, 2019

Cyclotetrasiloxane

Substance

• Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)

Profil

• Persistant, Bioaccumulable and Toxique
• Suspected to be Toxic to Reproduction
• Listed in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for beeing suspected of damaging fertility and its potentiel to cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life
• Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance ...

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Jan. 22, 2020 | Cosmetic trends

When the cosmetics industry displays its transparency approach on packaging pro

To fight against bad buzz and restore consumer confidence, the cosmetics industry has chosen to be less opaque and to say more about how it works. Some brands have decided to share important elements, such as the deciphering of the INCI list, directly on the packaging of their products.

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Focus on French Launches See all articles

Jan. 22, 2020 | Focus on French Launches

Flowers re-enchant the supermarkets

Flowers haven’t said their last word! Although they have always had an intimate connection with beauty, until now they have been flowering more in perfumeries than in supermarkets. The good news is that various innovative (and certified organic) flower-based launches are bringing an extra dose of soul and poetry to Skincare in supermarkets at the beginning of the year… all at a very sweet price (less than 20 euros).

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They are the cosmetics See all articles

Sept. 18, 2019 | They are the cosmetics

"Grey is the new green": REN skincare is rushing into the breach of eco-responsibility

Due to the ecological crisis, industry no longer has a choice: we must go green. While for some it is second nature, for others, the transition is not so easy. It was on the stage of the Beauty Day organised by CEW France that Arnaud Meyselle, CEO of REN, spoke to Laurence Dorlhac about the brand’s eco-responsible shift.

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Jan. 21, 2020 | Dossiers

Microplastics: the dossier pro

They are part of the long list of controversial cosmetic ingredients… Polymers, microbeads, and, by extension, all microplastics are in danger of being banned, or severely restricted, in cosmetic products. And it is not the risk they would pose to health (as covered by the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009) that puts them at risk, but their potential to harm the environment (notably under the REACH Regulation) when they are released into the wastewater circuit, and ultimately into natural aquatic environments. Which ones are concerned? Within what timeframe? From the first alerts to eviction strategies and regulatory evolutions towards restrictions, CosmeticOBS gathers in this dossier all its articles to understand and anticipate the anti-plastic wave, which is sweeping over formulas as well as ...

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Cosmetics glossary See all articles

Jan. 13, 2020 | Cosmetics glossary

IFRA

Founded in Geneva in 1973, IFRA is the International Fragrance Association, the official international body representing the fragrance industry. Its main goal is to ensure the safety of fragrance raw materials for health and the environment through a dedicated scientific program.

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