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June 19, 2019 | Scientific publications

Cosmetics send a child to the emergency room every two hours

According to a U.S. study published in the Journal Clinical Pediatrics on June 17, 2019, 64,686 children under five years of age were treated in emergency departments for cosmetic-related injuries between 2002 and 2016, equivalent to about one child every two hours. Most suffered from burns or poisonings, due to ingestion or skin or eye contact with these products.

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June 19, 2019 | Cosmetics news

Eco-friendly packaging: suppliers are involved! pro

On June 4 and 5, 2019, the Carreau du Temple vibrated to the rhythm of the Édition Spéciale by Luxe Pack exhibition. For its first edition, the event was organised around the theme of recycled or environmentally friendly luxury packaging. Several dozen exhibitors were able to show visitors what their latest innovations were and, above all, to say a little more about their environmental sensitivity.

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June 19, 2019 | European Commission

The 2nd European CMR Regulation notified to the WTO pro

After many delays, the first Regulation aimed at formally integrating CMRs into Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 was finally published in May 2019. The European Commission had announced its intention to update the list of classified substances every year. And the movement is well and truly underway since on 12 June 2019, the European Union transmitted to the WTO a draft Regulation aimed at prohibiting or restricted all substances classified in 2018. The amendments to Annexes II, III and V of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009 are expected to be adopted in the 4th quarter of 2019.

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March 13, 2019 | Cosmetic trends

Top 100 Megabrands, by Euromonitor pro

Euromonitor International has just published its Top 100 consumer goods brands, including cosmetics brands. 25 of them are in this Top 100, in second place after packaged food, which has 41 in it. It is still L’Oréal that dominates in the cosmetics sector, with 5th place in the general classification, and 1st in the cosmetic classification.

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June 19, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Cannabis sativa oil really has it all!

The ‘cannabis cosmetics’ trend is growing with the arrival of brands entirely dedicated to the powers of its oil. Quite universal, Cannabis Sativa (the scientific name for hemp) reveals its anti-stress benefits and surfs the wave of well-being. Some kind of recreational care…

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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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April 24, 2019 | Dossiers

The regulation of cosmetic claims: the dossier pro

Since the entry into force in 2013 of Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, cosmetic claims are under tension and are constantly being examined in the light of the Common Criteria with which they must comply in order to be used. Several of them, targeted as denigrating or even misleading, have been the subject of heated debate. The industry feared a stricter framework with a restrictive list of authorized claims, similar to what is practiced in food. The threat is still not completely excluded, even if it now seems to be contained thanks to self-regulation and its new rules, applicable from 1 July 2019. Beyond the principles already known, they establish a very restrictive framework, in particular for the claims " Free-from… " or " Hypoallergenic “, which will almost all become ...

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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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