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Nov. 13, 2019 | Congress reports

A world tour of the natural cosmetics markets pro

Natural and organic cosmetics are doing well. This is the statement made at the Natural Cosmetics Conference held in Berlin at the end of September 2019, where Elfriede Dambacher (Naturkosmetik konzepte), Melanie Schriever (Mixed Greens) and Moritz Aebersold (Contura Consulting) proposed a world tour of the natural cosmetics markets, to highlight the key figures and the main trends that ensure their good health.

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Nov. 13, 2019 | Congress reports

How to increase the recyclability of packaging? pro

The issue of packaging and its environmental impact is part of consumers’ complaints to the industry. They do not only want a cleaner cosmetic, they also demand that it be more respectful of nature… and this obviously goes through the pack. During the JEST 2019 organized by Cosmed, Claire Pelletier, project manager at CITEO, shared some tips to better eco-design its packaging.

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Nov. 13, 2019 | Ingredients news

Dihydroxyacetone for hair colouring: Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the safety of Dihydroxyacetone as hair colouring ingredient. This Opinion has been adopted during the plenary meeting of 30-31 October 2019, and is opened to comments until 20 January 2020.

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Aug. 16, 2019



• Ethyl 4-hydroxybenzoate



• Anti-bacterial (++) and anti-fungal (++) action
• According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in CLP notifications, this substance may be fatal if swallowed and enters airways, causes serious eye irritation, causes skin irritation and may cause an allergic skin reaction
• Potential endocrine disruptor


• Due to their broad spectrum ...

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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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Nov. 7, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Cannabis sativa, the new "mantra" of skin care!

After facial care, “cannabis sativa madness” (or hemp seed oil) spreads to body or hair care, deodorants and even perfumes or candles! More than a trend, “CBD Skincare” (named after its multi-active molecule, cannabidiol or CBD) is a real tidal wave that swells over the winter!

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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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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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