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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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Dr. Meike Gebhard at the Naturkosmetik Branchen-kongress 2018
10 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

Natural and organic cosmetics: the growth drivers pro

How do consumers perceive natural and organic cosmetics and what are the profiles of those who are convinced of their interests? What are the motivations that guide them towards more responsible purchasing behaviour? What opportunities do the new generations offer to brands and distributors? At the Naturkosmetik Branchen-kongress (Conference on ...

Green chemistry
09 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

Industrials, monitor your impact on the environment! pro

Today, no one can ignore anymore the worrying state of the planet. Everyone is responsible for this issue, including the beauty industries. Pascale Rossi, Croda’s technical manager, presented the various actions that companies can take to have a positive impact on the environment at the 18th JEST organised by Cosmed ...

Insagram's logo
08 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

When Instagram dictates its law pro

No one escapes anymore the flood of social networks, not even the industry. Not only have they changed the way we communicate and consume, they also require beauty professionals to rethink innovation. Nilufar Khalessi, an expert in trends and founder of the Darius office, explained how Instagram is changing the ...

Cosmed's JEST 2018
02 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

Cosmetics: when less is more… but how? pro

Recurrent doubts about the safety of some ingredients, repeated denunciations of the hazards that cosmetics would represent for health and the environment by various NGOs or consumer associations: the time has come to question traditional cosmetics and seek solutions to reassure and regain confidence while being more responsible. One of ...

secrets
01 Oct. 2018 Congress reports

How to whisper in the ear of the 50-year-olds

Skin aging is no longer the number one public enemy. From now on, it is the pro-age (or aging well) that is in high demand, and that is good. But this trend to better accept the horrors of time is relatively recent and cosmetic brands do not necessarily have all ...

Z&Q Generations
26 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

Z&Q Generations: when semiology is involved

Z, Q,…For each age group a letter, a denomination and very specific characteristics. The beauty industry has also been involved in this segmentation. But what does it really mean? At the Beauty Day organized by the CEW on July 4 in Paris, Ariane Goldet, journalist, spoke with Anthony Mathé, semiologist, for ...

Marc-Antoine Jamet
25 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

When Marc-Antoine Jamet and Cosmetic Valley talk about them pro

If there is one name that many in the cosmetics industry know, it is his. But do we really know who he is? Marc-Antoine Jamet, Secretary General of the LVMH group and President of Cosmetic Valley, spoke at a networking session organized by the CEW in Paris on September 11, 2018.

Old woman
18 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

Smile, you're getting old!

Until now, the cosmetics industry has not yet found a way to stop skin ageing. Instead of mourning and bitterly regretting our early years, why not take an opposite approach? Good news, it’s called pro-age, it’s trendy and it’s exactly what’s happening for people over 50.

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10 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

Generation Y is dead. Long live to generation Z! pro

While the beauty planet had eyes only for them, the Millenials’ reign is over. For whose benefit? From their youngest children! Generation X, which refers to individuals aged 15 to 22, is an industry passion. However, to attract her favours, you still have to know her….

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04 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

Why do some people look younger than their age?

Who would not like to know the secret to looking younger? At the 6th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference held in London on June 5-6, 2018, Dr David Gunn, of Unilever, presented the results of his research on the factors impacting the appearance of an individual and his/her age perceived by others ...

Philippe Berlan
04 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

Beauty & e-commerce: marketplaces are reinventing themselves pro

It is not easy to become a marketplace that sells beauty products. You need to stand out from your competitors and offer a different experience from what consumers get in retail. And yet, it is not impossible. Indeed, Philippe Berlan, Deputy Director-General of La Redoute, came to the E-Beauty conference ...

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03 Sept. 2018 Congress reports

The cosmetics industry under pressure pro

Manufacturing and placing cosmetic products on the market is not a bed of roses… At the Journée de la Beauté organized by CEW on July 4, 2018 in Paris, Laurence Wittner, editor of CosmeticOBS, was invited to provide an overview of the context in which manufacturers and formulators work today… and of ...

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28 Aug. 2018 Congress reports

E-commerce: prestige beauty is lagging behind!

It is well-known that e-commerce revolutionized consumption patterns in many ways. What about the beauty industry? How are prestige cosmetics sales doing online? Mathilde Lion, industry analyst and Director of Beauty Europe of the NPD Group, dissected this issue at the E-Beauty day organized by JDN last June 7, 2018 in Paris.

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27 Aug. 2018 Congress reports

Cosmetics inspired by new forms of awareness pro

Largely modelled by science revolutions, our awareness of the world surrounding us is constantly changing. New knowledge and information are relayed at an extremely fast pace, impacting our vision of things. Cosmetics cannot but follow these contemporary movements. At the Journée de la Beauté organized by CEW on July 4, 2018 in ...

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23 July 2018 Congress reports

The list of ingredients and its digital future pro

Technology is revolutionizing means of communication, playing an increasingly more intimate part in consumers’ lives. Can this new digital situation solve the labelling issues the cosmetics industry is facing? At least, that is what Cosmetics Europe has been working on, taking several actions to promote the digital list of ingredients ...

Dr Bianca McCarthy at the 6th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference
06 July 2018 Congress reports

The role of vitamin D in skin protection pro

At the 6th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference held in London on June 5-6, 2018, Dr Bianca McCarthy, of the University of Sydney, Australia, presented her research on the photoprotective and anti-skin aging effects of vitamin D and similar compounds. Her work shed a new light on the processes inducing UV-related DNA damages ...

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02 July 2018 Congress reports

Loïc Armand: judge us according to what we do, not what you fear we might do! pro

Loïc Armand, President of Cosmetics Europe, gave CosmeticOBS an interview at the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference held in Brussels on June 13-14, 2018. On the agenda: the cases that seem blocked in Brussels, regulatory convergence… which has not been built up yet, but already needs to be defended, the relevance of ...

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26 June 2018 Congress reports

European regulatory cases: an update pro

As has become a habit, Salvatore d’Acunto, Head of Unit of the Health Technology and Cosmetics DG Grow, came to the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference held in Brussels last June 13-14, 2018, to make an update on the European Commission’s regulatory work. On his agenda, again, as usual: claims ...

febea's logo
25 June 2018 Congress reports

Millennials and cleanliness do not hit it off with each other!

The consumption habits of the under-35-year-olds are often investigated. And for good reason: it seems Generation Y have freed themselves from a few codes adopted by their elders. And Anaïs Dupuy, beauty/hygiene expert at the Kantar World Panel trends agency, will certainly not dispute that. At the third day ...

LNE & Acorelle Logos
19 June 2018 Congress reports

Nanomaterials: what concrete approach for manufacturers? pro

Sophie Thirion is the R&D Director of Laboratoires Odysud, who market organic cosmetics brand Acorelle, in particular its sun care range. At the Nanomaterials & Cosmetics day organized by LNE on March 29, she made an update on the current issues related to the nanomaterials likely to be contained in cosmetic ...

Pr Christopher Griffiths at the 6th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference
18 June 2018 Congress reports

Can skin aging be prevented? pro

The 6th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference held in London on June 5-6, 2018 was focused on the theme ‘Skin Health and Skin Aging’. The first edition organized in 2008 had been introduced by a dermatologist, Pr Christopher Griffiths. He came back this year… 10 years older, and with a very innovative vision of how skin aging ...

in-cosmetics & Beauty Kitchen Logos
28 May 2018 Congress reports

DIY: niche trend or market revolution? pro

Jo Chidley introduces herself as the ‘flounder’ of Beauty Kitchen, which she created to offer ‘luxurious, 100% efficient and natural beauty products to be used on a daily basis’, in her own words… In her Glasgow store, she also organizes cosmetics manufacturing workshops, and she came to the in-cosmetics Global ...

Business France & Cosmed Logos with american flag
21 May 2018 Congress reports

Exporting to the United States: regulatory pre-requisites pro

Under American regulations, cosmetics are divided into two different categories, contrary to what is implemented in Europe. As a result, it is crucial to get familiar with these differences and comply with US requirements before exporting your products there. At Cosmed’s congress dedicated to international cosmetics regulations, Béatrice Moreau ...

Business France & Cosmed Logos with american flag
16 May 2018 Congress reports

Specificities and trends on the American market pro

‘I want to have America and I’ll have it’: no doubt many cosmetics brands share French-American singer Joe Dassin’s determination when it comes to capturing the US. But to make it there, it is essential to understand the market perfectly well. At the Paris Cosmed’s congress dedicated ...

in-cosmetics & Kline Logos
15 May 2018 Congress reports

Cosmetic ingredients: a close look at the American market pro

At the 2017 in-Cosmetics Global show, Nicolas Matic, Director of Kline’s Market Research, had presented cosmetic products and ingredients trends. In 2018, he came back to the same show held in Amsterdam to confirm these trends and highlight the specificities observed in the United States.

Business France & Cosmed Logos with Chinese flag
14 May 2018 Congress reports

Chinese vs European regulatory requirements pro

It is no use explaining why cosmetics brands had better venture into China. This dense market promises bright establishment prospects. But before packing your bags, you will need to take interest in the regulations in force as regards import, because they are different from what we know in the European ...

LNE Logo & schema of nano migration
07 May 2018 Congress reports

Nano migration from packaging to cosmetic products pro

Nanoparticles are everywhere, including in cosmetics packaging, so they can unintentionally end up in products through migrations. How to assess the likeliness and importance of these migrations in order to meet regulatory requirements and ensure product safety or the veracity of claims highlighting the absence of nanos? Here are a ...

Business France & Cosmed Logos with Chinese flag
07 May 2018 Congress reports

The specificities of the Chinese cosmetics market pro

The Chinese market is a real Eldorado for cosmetics players. Exporting there can prove very profitable. However, Chinese consumers have specific expectations and needs. It is crucial to be familiar with them before going on the adventure. At the Paris Cosmed congress dedicated to international cosmetics regulations on March 23, Export ...

in-cosmetics logo and products novelties
02 May 2018 Congress reports

An insight into trends: new generation cosmetics

The in-cosmetics Global show held in Amsterdam on April 17-19 was an opportunity for market research agency Mintel to share the results of their watch on new product launches spotted by their teams all around the world. New gestures, new marketing campaign strategies, changes showing brands are willing to meet new consumer ...

Business France Logo, Cosmed Logo, Israeli flag
30 April 2018 Congress reports

Importing into Israel: probable impacts of the new Regulation pro

Exporting products to Israel represents great development prospects for cosmetics manufacturers. However, Israeli regulations are quite complex and constantly subject to modifications. At Cosmed’s congress dedicated to international cosmetics regulations last March 23, Catherine Apolinario, Regulatory Affairs Manager of the association, presented the latest draft regulation to highlight the main ...

Business France Logo, Cosmed Logo, Israeli flag
25 April 2018 Congress reports

The Israeli cosmetics market pro

With a GDP per capita of $36,000 per year, a sustained growth, and almost full employment, Israel represents a lucrative market for cosmetics players. At Cosmed’s congress dedicated to international cosmetics regulations held in Paris on March 23, 2018, Brigitte Benhayoun, Export Adviser at the Tel-Aviv Business France ...

in-cosmetics global 2018 Logo
23 April 2018 Congress reports

In-cosmetics Awards 2018: the winners pro

As every year, this year in-cosmetics global show held on April 17-19 in Amsterdam rewarded the best cosmetic ingredients launched over the past six months in several categories. Here is a report on the winners in the following categories: Best Active Ingredients, Best Functional Ingredients, Green ingredients, Sensory Bar Award, and Make-Up ...

LNE Logo & Nanomaterials images
17 April 2018 Congress reports

Nano characterization: the right techniques, the right approach pro

To know whether you should notify and label a nano ingredient, you should actually know if it is a nano – and be able to test it so that it can be characterized. This is a real challenge, given the analysis techniques and methods available today. On the day dedicated to ...

U'Cosmetics poster and GMR logo
17 April 2018 Congress reports

Waste or co-products? A new solution for cosmetic ingredient sourcing pro

What used to be called waste has become co-products: raw materials whose treatment and use are increasingly trendy. At the 2018 U’Cosmetics conference dedicated to upcycling, Julien Lesage, of GMR, a company specialized in specialty sourcing and plant valorization, revealed its secrets and the benefits to be drawn from it.

Cosmed, LNE & DGCCRF Logos
11 April 2018 Congress reports

Nano labelling in cosmetics: as from 50% or 10%? pro

As from what threshold of nanoparticles is a material considered a nano? At two recent events, Cosmed’s 2018 Rencontres Réglementaires (a congress dedicated to international cosmetics regulations) last March 22, and the day dedicated to nanomaterials and cosmetics organized by LNE on March 29, Catherine Argoyti and Céline Nowak, of DGCCRF (French General ...

Business France Logo & Japanese Flag
10 April 2018 Congress reports

Passport for Japan (3/3): the Japanese regulatory framework pro

With its particular mentality and specific distribution channels, the Japanese cosmetics market has characteristics that need to be well-understood before initiating any export strategy. Its distinct regulatory standards should also be well-known, as they both concern the definition of a cosmetic product and the rules regarding product composition. The Workshop ...

U'Cosmetics poster and Cradle to Cradle logo
09 April 2018 Congress reports

Cradle to Cradle: the next must-have label? pro

Today, everyone is focused on naturalness, health, environmental, and resource preservation, responsible products and companies… This trend has emerged in all industries, and cosmetics are no exception. At the 2018 U’Cosmetics conference dedicated to upcycling, Christine Guinebretière, of the EPEA office in Paris (Environmental Protection Encouragement Agency), introduced the Cradle to ...

Cosmed Regulatory Meeting 2018 Poster
04 April 2018 Congress reports

Cosmed’s Regulatory Congress in 7 points pro

On March 22, 2018, the professional association of cosmetics SMEs organized its traditional congress dedicated to cosmetics regulations in Paris. CMRs, nanos, endocrine disruptors, claims, authorities controls, European news… Before providing a detailed report on the different presentations, CosmeticOBS chose to highlight the main information to remember.

Business France Logo & Japanese Flag
03 April 2018 Congress reports

Passport for Japan (2/3): Japanese cosmetics distribution and market approach pro

It is not easy for a French company to approach and penetrate the Japanese cosmetics market. At a workshop dedicated to Japan on March 20, 2018, Business France experts described its structure before evoking the organization of distribution channels and providing the keys for a good market approach.

Business France Logo & Japanese Flag
28 March 2018 Congress reports

Passport for Japan (1/3): the Japanese cosmetics market pro

They live on the other side of the world and are known for being complex to understand (at least for Westerners), and more Asian than Asians… but the Japanese are also major cosmetics consumers and France is their main imported product supplier. Still, for a French brand, selling cosmetic products ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
19 Feb. 2018 Congress reports

How to adapt cosmetics packaging to consumers’ desires pro

Marielle Belin is the founder of La Marque & La Manière, a consulting agency specialized in revealing the emotional personality of a world for brands, products, and services. She came to the PCD 2018 show to share her analysis of consumers’ desires and motivations to better define the added value provided ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
14 Feb. 2018 Congress reports

Codes for good packaging pro

Packaging is often the first interface between a consumer and a product, so it is essential for it to be efficient. At the PCD 2018 show, Design Packaging consultant Philippe Devismes presented a comparison between packs of products sold in supermarkets and through the selective channel. He also gave clues to ...