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Jan. 17, 2019 | Expert selections

Sensitive skins routine

It is thin, fragile, it tightens, blushes, sometimes tingles… and is not always easy to live with. Sensitive skin occupies a special place among difficult skins and requires a lot of attention, a good skincare program to moisturize and protect it, and above all cosmetic products perfectly adapted to its needs, which know how to balance it and soothe it without aggressing it… like those in this selection all tested, evaluated and finally recommended by the experts at CosmeticOBS.

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Jan. 15, 2019 | Professional bodies

Electronic labelling of allergens: Unacceptable, for the BEUC pro

At the beginning of December, the European Commission launched its inception impact assessment of the 2012 CSSC Opinion recommending the labelling on cosmetic packaging of more than 80 fragrance components with allergenic potential (instead of 26 currently). Three options are under consideration, including electronic labelling. BEUC (The European Consumer Organisation) has published its comments, and is strongly opposed to this solution.

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Jan. 7, 2019 | SCCS

AAT (Allergy Alert Test): Request for an Opinion to SCCS pro

To date, there is no standardised method for allergy tests that consumers are recommended to carry out before using a hair dye. Cosmetics Europe has developed one, the AAT, for Allergy Alert Test. The European Commission has mandated the SCCS to evaluate its effectiveness.

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Jan. 16, 2019 | Cosmetic trends

Microbiome and metagenomics: the link with products for the skin pro

The marketing of cosmetic products requires mastery of their regulation, but also a good knowledge of disciplines as varied as biology, physiology, galenic, toxicology, physicochemistry, microbiology… However, a scientific discipline can provide valuable information and thus be added to this list: metagenomics!

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Jan. 17, 2019 | Focus on French Launches

Kale cabbage, the new beloved ingredient in cosmetics!

A superfood ingredient par excellence, this plate’s star invades beauty. And we can say that its detoxifying properties are just what you need right now! It can even be found in nail polishes! 2019, year of the Kale cabbage???

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They are the cosmetics See all articles

Jan. 14, 2019 | They are the cosmetics

Sophie Lacoste, Mother Nature of the Press

Editor-in-chief since 1996 of the monthly Rebelle-Santé, dedicated to natural health, Sophie Lacoste is a pioneer in this field. Convinced that there is not only conventional medicine for self-care, she founded her own journal and has been exploring the different aspects of natural health (well-being, nutrition and of course, cosmetics!) for over 20 years. Portrait.

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Dossiers See all articles

Jan. 8, 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

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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