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June 13, 2019 | Dossiers

Sun products: the dossier pro

If they are essential to protect the skin from the harmful effects of UV rays, whether on the beach in summer or in the mountain in winter, sun protection products are often criticized for their efficacy or questioned for their safety. There are regular debates over the allergenicity or toxicity of synthetic filters and nano sunscreens, over the actual SPFs… while the formulation of this type of products is still a challenge, and their regulations, both in Europe and elsewhere, are not that easy… What options should be chosen? What products, what set of filters, what formula, what galenics, what label? This CosmeticOBS dossier gathers all our articles about sun products to help you get a global vision of this ...

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Aug. 25, 2019 | Cosmetics news

On the CosmeticOBS editors' agenda

Very regularly, the CosmeticOBS editorial team attends different types of events: congresses, exhibitions, press presentations, conferences… Just as regularly, it offers exhaustive reports to its subscribers, with its articles, summaries, videos… So get ready to know…

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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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Oct. 17, 2011

Hydroxyisohexyl 3-cyclohexene carboxaldehyde


• 3 and 4-(4-Hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)cyclohex-3-ene-1-carbaldehyde / Lyral (HICC)


• Aromatic molecule classified among the 26 allergenic fragrance compounds for which declaration is mandatory
• High allergen incidence according to the classification of Schnuch et al (2007)
• Listed in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for its sensitizing potential
• Considered too allergenic by the SCCS, the substance has been banned since 23 August 2019 in new products placed on the ...

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July 23, 2019 | Cosmetic trends

Which eco-design for luxury packaging? pro

What are the codes for luxury packaging? What is the place of packaging in the perception of luxury? What is the role of size, packaging weight and colour in the perception of a product’s luxurious character? What are consumers’ expectations in terms of eco-design for packaging in this luxury universe? To answer these questions, CITEO conducted the “Shopper Luxury” survey, which identifies consumer expectations and the levers to be used to better design its packaging in the luxury world.

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Focus on French Launches See all articles

July 25, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Vitamin C Passion

It is the “favorite” molecule of dermatologists as well as consumers. Its “multi-target” effectiveness (radiance, complexion homogeneity, skin firmness, etc.) is less disputed than ever. It is therefore not surprising that dermo-cosmetic brands in the lead (but not that) compete in the percentages of vitamin C in the autumn…

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They are the cosmetics See all articles

July 24, 2019 | They are the cosmetics

Guérande Cosmetics: beauty on an iodized basis

If the city of Guérande is famous for its salt, it is a little less so for its cosmetics. However, for the past three years, a young brand has been designing beauty products formulated using active ingredients from salt marshes. Between local production and upcycling, Guérande Cosmetics is in tune with the times.

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Aug. 24, 2019 | Dossiers

Eco-responsible cosmetics: the dossier pro

Even if the problem of the end of the month sometimes outweighs that of the end of the world, consumer awareness of the issues raised by global warming, the depletion of our resources, pollution or contamination of our planet by toxic chemicals is only increasing. Preserving the environment may still seem like a wishful thinking, but it has also become a must. It primarily affects the industrial sector, including cosmetics. Because it is from it that we expect a sustainable and responsible commitment, at all levels of its production chain, from the sourcing of ingredients to manufacturing processes, including the purge of formulas, the reduction of packaging and of the carbon footprint during transport, not to mention the human factor ...

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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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