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Feb. 17, 2020 | Ingredients news

Cosmetics in search of green lipids (1/2) pro

Unanimous observation during the Lipids & Cosmetics congress, organized by Cosmetic Valley and Iterg on January 29th and 30th in Bordeaux: consumers today are looking for more naturalness, sustainability, eco-responsibility… This trend is carried and amplified by cosmetic applications, which give, in a label scan, a clear-cut opinion on products. The industry can only take this into account and adapt. And this largely involves a reformulation of “black-listed” products and the search for “greener” ingredients. Several suppliers presented the results of their work to replace silicones and other mineral oils. While wondering whether green and natural are still the most sustainable and responsible solutions…

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Feb. 17, 2020 | Ingredients news

Cosmetics in search of green lipids (1/2) pro

Unanimous observation during the Lipids & Cosmetics congress, organized by Cosmetic Valley and Iterg on January 29th and 30th in Bordeaux: consumers today are looking for more naturalness, sustainability, eco-responsibility… This trend is carried and amplified by cosmetic applications, which give, in a label scan, a clear-cut opinion on products. The industry can only take this into account and adapt. And this largely involves a reformulation of “black-listed” products and the search for “greener” ingredients. Several suppliers presented the results of their work to replace silicones and other mineral oils. While wondering whether green and natural are still the most sustainable and responsible solutions…

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Feb. 10, 2020 | Ingredients news

Titanium dioxide: Request for SCCS Opinion pro

As expected, following the next classification of titanium dioxide as a category 2 carcinogen by inhalation, the industry has submitted a dossier to the European Commission to prove the safety of the substance and to obtain an exemption from its ban in cosmetic products. The Commission has just mandated the SCCS with its Opinion on the subject. The Scientific Committee has six months to finalise it.

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Ingredients

Dec. 31, 2019

Cyclotetrasiloxane

Substance

• Octamethylcyclotetrasiloxane (D4)

Profil

• Persistant, Bioaccumulable and Toxique
• Suspected to be Toxic to Reproduction
• Listed in Annex VI of the CLP Regulation for beeing suspected of damaging fertility and its potentiel to cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life
• Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance ...

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Feb. 12, 2020 | Cosmetic trends

Packaging: the golden path of ecodesign pro

Plastic, the enemy of modern times, has invaded land and sea. Stopping its proliferation is more than necessary because of the environmental damage caused. Today, the cosmetics industry is engaged in a process of sustainable development in order to limit its impact on the planet. One of the main lines of thought is to create packaging that is more respectful of nature and can be recycled well. Here’s a brief look at the latest innovations in this area.

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Focus on French Launches See all articles

Feb. 13, 2020 | Focus on French Launches

Solid shampoo takes over the supermarkets

Of course it’s the product that’s good right now. As economical as it is ecological, it has all the advantages of clean beauty and applications! The good news is that it is becoming more and more popular and is going to the supermarkets and hypermarkets.

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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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Jan. 21, 2020 | Dossiers

Microplastics: the dossier pro

They are part of the long list of controversial cosmetic ingredients… Polymers, microbeads, and, by extension, all microplastics are in danger of being banned, or severely restricted, in cosmetic products. And it is not the risk they would pose to health (as covered by the Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009) that puts them at risk, but their potential to harm the environment (notably under the REACH Regulation) when they are released into the wastewater circuit, and ultimately into natural aquatic environments. Which ones are concerned? Within what timeframe? From the first alerts to eviction strategies and regulatory evolutions towards restrictions, CosmeticOBS gathers in this dossier all its articles to understand and anticipate the anti-plastic wave, which is sweeping over formulas as well as ...

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Cosmetics glossary See all articles

Jan. 13, 2020 | 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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