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April 17, 2019 | Congress reports

Essential oils and endocrine disruption pro

With regard to the endocrine system, are essential oils active or disruptive substances? It is to this question that Jean-Marc Giroux, Doctor of Pharmacy, Toxicologist Pharmacologist and also President of Cosmed, wanted to answer during the Cosmetic Days 2018 dedicated to essential oils. Stressing that the issue, in the context of regulatory, scientific, political and media debates on endocrine disruption, deserves clarification and a clear position from the cosmetics industry.

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Jean-Marc Giroux
17 April 2019 Congress reports

Essential oils and endocrine disruption pro

With regard to the endocrine system, are essential oils active or disruptive substances? It is to this question that Jean-Marc Giroux, Doctor of Pharmacy, Toxicologist Pharmacologist and also President of Cosmed, wanted to answer during the Cosmetic Days 2018 dedicated to essential oils. Stressing that the issue, in the context of regulatory ...

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15 April 2019 Congress reports

DGCCRF: Market surveillance 2017, 2018 and 2019 pro

During the Regulatory Meeting organised by Cosmed on 21 March 2019, Catherine Argoyti and Céline Nowak presented the actions of the DGCCRF in terms of cosmetic product controls. The main topics were: labelling of nanomaterials, relations between principals and subcontractors, safety assessors, “Free-from…” claims and the control programme for 2019.

François-Victor Noir
10 April 2019 Congress reports

E-commerce in China: key figures and main players pro

The easiest way to export cosmetics to China is certainly to use the Internet, whether through traditional or cross-border e-commerce. During the International Meeting organized by Cosmed on March 22, 2019, François-Victor Noir, Export Business Manager Art of Living and Health of the Business France Office in Shanghai, gave the main ...

art and cosmetic
10 April 2019 Congress reports

History of art and beauty: a thousand-year-old proximity

“When art inspires cosmetic innovation” was the theme chosen for the 10th edition of the U’Cosmetics student competition. If the subject seems extremely vast, the relationship between art and cosmetics is far from new. Since time immemorial, the canons of beauty and aesthetics have been largely inspired by the artistic ...

Vanessa Picot
08 April 2019 Congress reports

French ANSM: the results of the 2018 inspections pro

At the Regulatory Meeting organised by Cosmed on 21 March 2019, Vanessa Picot, Cosmetics Inspector of the French ANSM, presented the results of the Agency’s inspections during 2018 and detailed its expectations regarding the non-conformities noted. On the agenda: cosmetics to be personalised, products used by beauty professionals, GMP non-conformities… and at the end ...

Salvatore d'Acunto
01 April 2019 Congress reports

European regulatory news: an update by Salvatore D'Acunto pro

As usual, Salvatore D’Acunto, Head of Unit - Health Technologies and Cosmetics of the European Commission, spoke at the Regulatory Meetings organised by Cosmed on 21 March 2019, to present the progress of cosmetic regulatory dossiers. No big announcement, but the work that has been going on for several years is still ongoing.

Hélène Chaumont
12 March 2019 Congress reports

Overview of the regulations applicable to essential oils pro

At the opening of the Cosmed’s CosmeticDays 2018 dedicated to essential oils, Hélène Chaumont, from Puressentiel, presented a review of the regulations applicable to them, in Europe according to the different statuses of finished products (cosmetic, biocide…), as well as in Switzerland and Canada. With, at the end of her lecture ...

FEBEA's press workshop on endocrine disruptors
06 March 2019 Congress reports

Endocrine disruptors explained by the FEBEA (3/3) pro

The issue of endocrine disruption is a real public health issue, which political and health authorities have begun to consider as such. But pending the concrete results of the various action plans undertaken, should consumers fear the identified or suspected “endocrine disrupting substances” in their daily products, and in particular ...

FEBEA's press workshop on endocrine disruptors
26 Feb. 2019 Congress reports

Endocrine disruptors explained by the FEBEA (2/3) pro

Complex substances, difficult to characterize, potentially dangerous to human health, endocrine disruptors are of concern to consumers. Especially since they often feel that political and health authorities remain powerless to manage the risk they represent and do nothing to protect them. However, action plans have been initiated, both at European ...

Antoine Descamps
20 Feb. 2019 Congress reports

Brexit: the French tools to be prepared pro

On 17 January 2019, the French government launched the “Plan related to a Brexit without agreement”. For some time now, the possibility of an exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union without transition has been less and less ruled out, and incentives for companies to do so have been increasing. At ...

FEBEA's press workshop on endocrine disruptors
19 Feb. 2019 Congress reports

Endocrine disruptors explained by the FEBEA (1/3) pro

The problem is a major concern for French people, but who knows exactly what we are talking about? Which substances have an endocrine disrupting action? How do they act and with what effects? What are political and health authorities doing to reduce risks? And what share do cosmetics have in ...

ADF:PCD's logo
12 Feb. 2019 Congress reports

Moving towards more environmentally friendly plastic packaging pro

The qualities of plastic are no longer to be praised, but its disastrous effects on the environment are no longer to be proven either. While it is not easy for manufacturers, including cosmetic manufacturers, to put a stop to it, eco-responsible alternatives exist. A conference was devoted to this subject ...

Gaëlle Saint-James and Alexandre Glatz
11 Feb. 2019 Congress reports

Brexit: legal implications pro

Contracts, intellectual property, data protection, distribution… many aspects of the legal sphere can also be affected by Brexit. And it will be all the more rapid if the scenario of a No-Deal, an exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union without agreement, is confirmed. At the information meeting ...

Julie Joseph and Anne Dux
31 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

The new ARPP Recommendation "Cosmetic Products": causes and consequences pro

The new ARPP Recommendation “Cosmetic Products”, or more precisely its 8th version, was published on 14 November 2018. With major changes in the rules for certain cosmetic claims. Julie Joseph, ARPP Legal Advisor, and Anne Dux, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs at FEBEA, detailed the changes made to the text and explained their ...

Emmanuelle Gidoin
30 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

Brexit: the implications for customs pro

As the “No-deal” scenario (the United Kingdom’s exit from the European Union on 30 March 2019 without agreement) becomes increasingly feared, voices are being raised from all sides to urge companies to be prepared for its consequences. Beyond the regulatory or legal implications, Brexit will also have an impact on the passage of ...

Georges Favre
29 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

Nanomaterials: the right characterization to comply with regulations pro

The idea is widespread that there are currently insufficient analytical methods available to characterize nanomaterials and adequately address the requirement for labelling of nano-ingredients in cosmetic products. An idea that Georges Favre, Director of the LNE Nanotech Institute, wanted to break new ground at the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics ...

FEBEA information meeting on cosmetic claims
23 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

FEBEA information meeting "New rules for cosmetic claims": the Q&A session pro

On 16 January 2019, FEBEA organised an information meeting on the new rules applicable to cosmetic claims as from next 1 July. After explaining why, how and with what implications the ARPP Recommendation Cosmetics Products had been updated following the publication of the European Technical Document on Cosmetic Claims, Anne Dux, Director of Scientific and ...

Anne-Marie Breton & Armand Guyon
23 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

Critical regulatory developments around the world pro

The United Kingdom and its Brexit, China and the United States are not the only countries in the world where regulatory developments are impacting the cosmetics sector. During the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, Anne-Marie Breton and Armand Guyon, FEBEA’s International Regulatory Affairs Officers, gave a world tour ...

Gerald Renner
07 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

Packaging safety assessment: the latest developments pro

How does packaging affect the safety of the cosmetic product, what information must be made available by the supplier to enable this impact to be assessed in accordance with the requirements of the Cosmetics Regulation? Cosmetics Europe has developed Guidelines on the exchange of information throughout the value chain. Gerald ...

Olivia Santoni & Emma Trogen
04 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

The impacts of Brexit on cosmetic companies pro

Nothing is simple when it comes to Brexit. Neither the political negotiations nor the management of the impacts that the withdrawal of the United Kingdom will have on companies, including in the cosmetics sector. While there are still as many questions on this subject as there are initial answers, Emma ...

Pamela Bloor and Sylvie Cupferman
03 Jan. 2019 Congress reports

Preserving preservatives: the Cosmetics Europe action plan pro

They are suspicious in the eyes of consumers and at the heart of the attention of the authorities, who are tending to regulate and limit them more and more. Faced with the ever-increasing threats targeting them, the cosmetics industry has decided to defend its preservatives. At the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes ...

Emmanuelle Amsler
19 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

The value of cosmetovigilance pro

Article 23 of the Cosmetics Regulation requires the communication of serious adverse reactions related to the use of cosmetics to the control authorities. Sometimes perceived as a constraint, this obligation is also of interest to companies. At least this is the postulate defended by Emmanuelle Amsler, dermato-allergologist, at the Perfumes & Cosmetics ...

Anne Dux
18 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

Perfumes: the regulatory requirements pro

Alcohol, fragrance composition and its related ingredients… a perfume is a particular cosmetic product, which depends of course on Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, but also on other regulatory frameworks. It must therefore meet very specific requirements, as detailed by Anne Dux, FEBEA’s Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs, in charge ...

Oil
18 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

Reduce surfactants? The Greentech's solution pro

When it’s less, it’s better? This is sometimes also true in cosmetics. Raw material suppliers are therefore competing with each other in their imaginations to develop multifunctional ingredients to reduce the weight of formulas. Magali Cabannes, formulator for Greentech, presented the innovations of her company during the third ...

Tiphaine Daubert-Macia
17 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

United States: towards a tightening of cosmetics regulations? pro

Unlike some countries, the cosmetics regulations in the United States are considered to be quite flexible. This “laxity” is not to the liking of some American legislators who intend to tighten the rulese. At the Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, held in Chartres on November 14 and 15, Tiphaine Daubert-Macia, Expert in cosmetic regulation ...

ANSM
12 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

ANSM: review of inspections in 2018 pro

At the Chartres congress organised by de la Cosmetic Valley, which took place on 14 and 15 November 2018, the supervisory authorities are still taking the floor. The ANSM, represented by Julien Dupont, Head of the Market Surveillance Inspection Unit, and Manuella Boutillier, Cosmetics Inspector, presented its actions and an initial review of the controls ...

FEBEA Q&A
11 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

Safety assessment, Brexit, International regulations: the FEBEA's answers pro

The last part of the report of the traditional Q&A session, which closes the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress every year. The FEBEA’s scientific, regulatory, environmental and international affairs experts answered the congress participants’ questions regarding the cosmetic product safety assessment, but also concerns raised by Brexit and ...

The FEBEA Q&A
05 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

Controversial ingredients, Cosmetics Regulation and ISO Standard16128: the FEBEA's answers pro

During the traditional Q&A that closes the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress every year, FEBEA’s scientific, regulatory, environmental and international affairs experts answered the delegates’ questions with open arms. Many focused on ingredients that have become “sensitive” in the news, on labelling rules or the ISO standard 16128 on natural ...

Raniero de Stasio
03 Dec. 2018 Congress reports

When cosmetic ingredients are governed by other regulations pro

It is not absurd to think that the ingredients used in cosmetic products are totally governed by Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, its provisions and obviously its annexes providing a sufficiently precise and exhaustive framework. However, this is sometimes not the case, and some other regulations, particularly the CLP and REACH Regulations ...

The FEBEA Q&A
27 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Cosmetic claims: the FEBEA's answers during Cosmetic Valley's Congress pro

No less than 19 questions on the theme of cosmetic claims were asked by participants to the FEBEA’s scientific, regulatory, environmental and international affairs experts during the traditional Question and Answer session, which closes the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress every year. With a particular focus on the “Free from ...

Ambroise Pascal et Céline Nowak
26 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Review of DGCCRF's 2017/2018 controls pro

As every year, the first day of the Perfumes & Cosmetics congress, which was held in Chartres on November 14 and 15, 2018, ended with the intervention of the control authorities. The DGCCRF, represented by Ambroise Pascal, Head of the Bureau of Health Products and Human Services and Céline Nowak, Editor in charge ...

Export to China
21 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

China: on the road to new regulations (2/2) pro

Complex regulations, burdensome administrative procedures, some of the longest registration times in the world, impossibility of using new ingredients… we know that exporting cosmetic products to China is no easy task today. But things are changing… new, easier ways have opened up via e-commerce or free zones like Pudong. And ...

Julie Joseph, ARPP, & Raffaella Berioli, FEBEA
20 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Claims: the new rules for cosmetic products pro

The 8th version of the Recommendation Cosmetic Products was adopted by the ARPP Board of Directors on 17 October 2018. On the same day it was published online, November 14, during the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, Julie Joseph, Legal Advisor, Head of Ethics Rules Update at ARPP and Raffaella Berioli, Scientific and Regulatory ...

Minimalism
20 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Minimalist cosmetics: what's new in the United States and South Korea?

The trend may be well established, but it is still declining. Cosmetic minimalism has many facets and many of them come from the other side of the globe. During the third Formul’Tech organised by the CED on 30 October 2018 in Lyon, Elina Tran, project manager at Cosmetics Inspiration & Creation and Amélia ...

Salvatore d'Acunto
19 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

European regulatory news pro

Endocrine disrupters, CMR, nanos, preservatives, allergens, claims, ingredient glossary… At the 16th Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress, Salvatore d’Acunto, Head of Unit - Health Technologies and Cosmetics of DG Grow (European Commission), provided an update on European regulatory developments and gave some ideas on what to expect for 2019.

Jest's logo
19 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Seppic's alternatives to silicones in cosmetics pro

Widely used in cosmetics, silicones give cosmetics an emollient feel and are also beneficial to the skin. However, their use is controversial given their negative impact on the environment, and for some, on human health. Replacing them therefore becomes a priority. Sabrina Mizael, Seppic’s Emollient Product Manager, presented the ...

Export to China
14 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

China: on the road to new regulations (1/2) pro

Will things finally move in China? For so long, we have been waiting for a more flexible regulation that would facilitate exports to this country, we are counting on the fingers of one hand the new ingredients accepted by the authorities, we are desperate about registration deadlines and eventually, we ...

Minimalism
07 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Minimalism takes over cosmetics pro

More and more consumers now are demanding ethical products from the cosmetics industry that are good for their skin and nature. Professionals in the sector can only be attentive to these expectations. Sébastien Mendes, marketing engineer at Gattefossé, presented one of the answers with his vision of minimalism in cosmetics ...

Mathilde Lion - NPD
06 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

Prestige fragrances: trends and outlooks pro

During a conference given at LuxePack Monaco 2018, Mathilde Lion, Europe Industry Beauty Expert of the market research firm NPD, presented the trends in the Prestige fragrance market in Europe and North America. An opportunity to highlight the drivers of growth and the resulting opportunities for companies.

Tailor-made cosmetics
05 Nov. 2018 Congress reports

"Tailor-made" in cosmetics: an unavoidable trend pro

“Personalization”, everyone swears by that term nowadays. Faced with the plethoric cosmetic offer, more and more consumers are looking for treatments that are specifically suited to their skin problem. The cosmetics industry intends to respond to the needs of its customers. Lætitia Tetedoux, marketing consultant, gave an update on the ...

Prepare for Brexit
29 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

Brexit in practice: what to be prepared for… now! pro

On either side of the Channel, the arrival of the Brexit, and the uncertainties surrounding it, continue to worry. As a “Hard Brexit” (an exit of the United Kingdom from the European Union without an agreement) is less and less excluded, it is high time for companies to prepare for ...

Artificial intelligence
22 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

When beauty meets artificial intelligence pro

At first glance, the beauty sector is not the most technophile, but it would be a good idea to reconsider. Indeed, the advantages of artificial intelligence are constantly being highlighted. At the Beauty Day, organized by the CEW on July 4 in Paris, Charles Dadi, Machine Learner and Partner at Factonics, explained ...