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April 18, 2019 | Ingredients news

France bans titanium dioxide in foodstuffs

In a press release dated 17 April 2019, the French Government announced the suspension of the placing on the market of foodstuffs containing titanium dioxide as from 1 January 2020. An decree must be published “as soon as possible”, and will be notified to the European Commission for examination of the measure by the other EU Member States. This decision does not concern cosmetics nor drugs.

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April 17, 2019 | Congress reports

Essential oils and endocrine disruption pro

With regard to the endocrine system, are essential oils active or disruptive substances? It is to this question that Jean-Marc Giroux, Doctor of Pharmacy, Toxicologist Pharmacologist and also President of Cosmed, wanted to answer during the Cosmetic Days 2018 dedicated to essential oils. Stressing that the issue, in the context of regulatory, scientific, political and media debates on endocrine disruption, deserves clarification and a clear position from the cosmetics industry.

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April 3, 2019 | European Commission

CoRAP 2019-2021: 100 substances to be evaluated pro

ECHA has adopted the updated Community rolling action plan (CoRAP) for 2019-2021 with 100 substances to be evaluated, some of which are used in cosmetics. The Member States have 12 months to evaluate the 31 substances specified for 2019. Registrants of the listed substances are encouraged to keep their registrations up to date and to contact the evaluating Member States.

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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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Focus on French Launches See all articles

April 18, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Purifying heating treatments

Do you know the hot detox? Welcome to the era of high-tech cleaning! When these great classics of institute treatments are invited into our bathrooms, it gives you heating masks or scrubs, rather purifying or detoxifying. Surprising sensations on the program!

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They are the cosmetics See all articles

March 25, 2019 | They are the cosmetics

Jean-Claude le Joliff: the Great Cosmetic expert

His reputation is well established. Both young cosmetics students and experienced professionals know its name. Jean-Claude Le Joliff, former Director of Research at Chanel, has worked for more than 50 years in the cosmetics industry. A recurring contributor to CosmeticOBS, he has decided to slow down his activity a little by focusing only on his Cosmetotheque project. The best way to thank him for these years spent with him is probably to look back on his career. Portrait.

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April 11, 2019 | Dossiers

Brexit: the dossier pro

On 29 March 2017, the United Kingdom notified its intention to leave Europe, under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. From 30 March 2019, 00:00h (Central European Time), the date of Brexit, it will become a “third country”. The consequences (on regulatons, legal affaires, customs, organization…) are multiple and can have a significant impact on the activity of companies. It was intended that an agreement should be concluded between the Union and the United Kingdom, which would allow for a “smooth” transition allowing all to adapt. But today, when the “No-Deal” scenario seems less and less excluded, it is the “worst case” that must be prepared urgently. This dossier, updated in real time, rewievs of all the implications of Brexit and all the measures to ...

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Cosmetics glossary See all articles

Dec. 6, 2018 | Cosmetics glossary


This logo, awarded by the private company EthicAdvisor, aims to distinguish ethical products in three dimensions: the health, the social and the planet.

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