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Dec. 9, 2019 | Ingredients news

Canada: Changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist pro

Canada has just updated its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Prohibited and Restricted), which is now available on Health Canada’s website. As announced, this revision covers four ingredients (Dihydrocoumarin, Thiurams, Sodium bromate and Thioglycolic acid and its salts) and introduces different conditions of use than those prevailing in Europe. However, the mandatory labelling of a warning statement for eucalyptus essential oil, initially planned, was not retained.

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Dec. 9, 2019 | Ingredients news

Launch of PEPPER, a platform to develop research on endocrine disruptors pro

The professional associations France Chimie, the FEBEA and the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie, in partnership with the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, announce the creation of PEPPER, a public-private platform designed to develop research on the identification of endocrine disruptors. As the first platform of its kind, PEPPER aims to become a structure with a European dimension that contributes to making the validation process of methods developed in Europe more reliable and faster and encouraging their use.

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Dec. 9, 2019 | Ingredients news

Canada: Changes to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist pro

Canada has just updated its Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist (Prohibited and Restricted), which is now available on Health Canada’s website. As announced, this revision covers four ingredients (Dihydrocoumarin, Thiurams, Sodium bromate and Thioglycolic acid and its salts) and introduces different conditions of use than those prevailing in Europe. However, the mandatory labelling of a warning statement for eucalyptus essential oil, initially planned, was not retained.

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Ingredients

Nov. 15, 2019

Benzophenone-3

Substance

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

Profile

• 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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Focus on French Launches See all articles

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

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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