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July 17, 2019 | Congress reports

Recycling, use of recycled material, reuse: towards circular packaging pro

Among all the requirements that exist today in the world of cosmetics, environmental constraints are increasingly at the heart of the news, and plastics are not the only materials concerned. During a day of conferences on the theme of consumer safety organized by Cosmetic Valley, Gaultier Massip, from CITEO, presented the context of eco-design of packaging and various initiatives that have already been initiated in the world of cosmetics.

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July 17, 2019 | Congress reports

Recycling, use of recycled material, reuse: towards circular packaging pro

Among all the requirements that exist today in the world of cosmetics, environmental constraints are increasingly at the heart of the news, and plastics are not the only materials concerned. During a day of conferences on the theme of consumer safety organized by Cosmetic Valley, Gaultier Massip, from CITEO, presented the context of eco-design of packaging and various initiatives that have already been initiated in the world of cosmetics.

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July 8, 2019 | SCCS

Solubility of the SAS: Final Opinion of the SCCS pro

The SCCS has published its Opinion on the solubility of Synthetic amorphous silica (SAS). It has been adopted during its plenary meeting of 26 February 2019. The issue was to determine whether or not these cosmetic ingredients meet the definition of a nanomaterial. This Opinion is opened to comments until 13 May 2019.
Update of 3 July 2019: this Opinion was finalised at the plenary meeting of the SCCS on 20 and 21 June 2019, without any change in the conclusion.

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July 16, 2019 | Trends

Deposit is chic! pro

Like many manufacturers, beauty professionals are ready to take action and take concrete actions to improve the society in which we all live. This is the theme of the “commitment” that was chosen by the FEBEA for the holding of its General Assembly in Paris on 25 June 2019. Not surprisingly, the environmental issue was addressed: how can cosmetic companies do even more for the planet? And why not consider returning the deposit?

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Focus on French Launches See all articles

July 18, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

After-sun masks

Practical on holidays, these single-use masks are providential after an overdose of sunshine. They do not take up space in the suitcase and soak the skin with moisturizing and soothing active ingredients. In the after-sun category (rather slower), they are the only ones that are doing well!

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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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July 11, 2019 | Dossiers

Cosmetics and Essential oils: the dossier pro

Complexes. This is the first word that comes to mind when we want to describe essential oils, whether it is their composition, their properties, their formulation in a cosmetic product, the regulations that govern them or their labelling… They are nonetheless increasingly present in personal care products… and generate much debate on both their interests and their safety. Often adorned with the status of “necessarily perfect since natural”, they also have their detractors who worry, in the name of their toxic or allergenic potential, about their “over-use”. This dossier brings together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.

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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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