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Dec. 4, 2019 | Congress reports

Chartres Congress: the FEBEA Q&A – Regulations / GMP Part pro

As every year, at the end of the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress held in Chartres on November 6 and 7, 2019, the entire FEBEA team answered the questions prepared by the delegates during the two days of the conference. A session punctuated by numerous questions about the compliance with Cosmetic and REACH Regulations, the Internet regulatory framework, the safety assessment or GMPs.

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Dec. 5, 2019 | Cosmetics news

ADF/PCD 2020, check out the program!

Considered as one of the events not to be missed in the packaging and aerosol sector for the cosmetics industry, ADF/PCD will be in Paris for tge 16th time at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. On 29 and 30 January 2020, nearly 700 exhibitors spread over 27,000 m2 will present their latest innovations to buyers from all over the world.

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Dec. 3, 2019 | Cosmetic regulations

International regulations: New reform soon to be implemented in China pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France is unveiling the new Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulations (CSAR), which will soon be applicable to cosmetic products in China.

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Nov. 15, 2019



• 2-Hydroxy-4-methoxybenzophenone / Oxybenzone (BP-3)


• Anti-UVA and anti-UVB protection
• May cause photoallergic reactions
• According to the self-classification provided by companies to ECHA in CLP notifications, this substance is toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, is very toxic to aquatic life, causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation and may cause respiratory irritation
• Potential ...

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Nov. 6, 2019 | Trends

Tailor-made cosmetics: an undeniable trend pro

Today, personalization is one of the major challenges in the cosmetics industry. Consumers want products that touch them and that are 100% suitable for them. At the same time, who wouldn’t dream of having a cream that perfectly meets their skin problems? Determined to invest in this trend, the beauty industry is competing in ingenuity to offer cosmetics formulated to measure to its customers.

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Dec. 5, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Clean beauty stores are on the rise in Paris

In the spirit of Oh My Cream (and its success), four new actors arrive in the beautiful Parisian districts at the end of the year. To each his own specificity, but prices, on the whole, remain high. Another regret: that there are not so many French brands…

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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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Nov. 12, 2019 | Dossiers

Nanomaterials: the dossier pro

They worry many consumers due to their possible toxicity for the human body. But manufacturers are also concerned, since they use them for their multiple cosmetic properties and constantly need to adapt to new regulatory requirements, often with insufficient means available. Definition(s), characterization, safety assessment and regulations, scientific studies, alerts and debates… Here is a dossier at the core of the infinitesimal of nano-ingredients.

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Cosmetics glossary See all articles

Sept. 20, 2019 | Cosmetics glossary


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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