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Nov. 13, 2019 | Congress reports

How to increase the recyclability of packaging? pro

The issue of packaging and its environmental impact is part of consumers’ complaints to the industry. They do not only want a cleaner cosmetic, they also demand that it be more respectful of nature… and this obviously goes through the pack. During the JEST 2019 organized by Cosmed, Claire Pelletier, project manager at CITEO, shared some tips to better eco-design its packaging.

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23 Nov. 2016 Congress reports

Exchanges at the Chartres Regulatory Congress pro

A call from the President of the Cosmetic Valley to unite the profession, a peaceful speech from supervisory authorities, encouragements to exchange and have talks, both from the European Commission and industry representatives: the 14th Regulatory Congress held in Chartres, France, last November 16-17, 2016, sounded like a ‘let’s talk’ tune… which can ...

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15 Nov. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics labelling: is information digitization an option? pro

The quantity of information to be provided on cosmetic product labels is already quite significant, and the possibility to have to add the presence of an ever-increasing number of allergens has only reinforced the desire for a dematerialized system. Unreachable dream or close reality? On October 21, 2016, at the conference ...

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14 Nov. 2016 Congress reports

Is your website compliant with regulations? (2/2) pro

Terms of use, information on cookies, and personal data collection concern all websites, whether institutional or e-commerce websites. But in addition to these, specific provisions also apply to online stores. Last October 21, 2016, at the morning on connected beauty organized by the FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies), Emmanuelle Gourbin, ...

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08 Nov. 2016 Congress reports

Protect your business, protect your innovations pro

It is not an unknown fact that counterfeiting and hacking are developing, putting at risk the business community. They constitute violations of the rights of holders of copyright, trademarks, or know-how, whatever the size of the company. At the 2nd edition of the Cosmetic 360 show, Emmanuelle Gourbin and Margaux de Bodard, ...

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07 Nov. 2016 Congress reports

Is your website compliant with regulations? (1/2) pro

Which requirements must a website publisher meet? What information must absolutely be made available to web users, whether on an institutional or e-commerce website? Last October 21, 2016, at the morning on connected beauty organized by the FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies), Emmanuelle Gourbin, Director of the Federation’s Legal & Social ...

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02 Nov. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics distribution: perceptions and consumer expectations (2/2) pro

At the conference and meetings morning about the transformation process of selective distribution organized by the FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies) on October 18, 2016, Sandrine Cayeux and Anaïs Dupuy, Study Managers at Kantar, presented the results of their study on consumers and cosmetics distribution. After dealing with the situation ...

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31 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics regulations in the EAEC (2/2) pro

What should be done to place a cosmetic product on the EurAsian Economic Community’s market? Which requirements must be met, in particular in terms of labelling, claims justifications, Product Information File…? Which regulatory changes should be expected? Here are the answers given by Elsa Dietrich, of Cosmetics Europe, at the ...

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26 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics distribution: perceptions and consumer expectations (1/2) pro

Where and how do consumers buy their cosmetics? How do they go to and fro between physical stores and online networks? What changes should distribution players consider to make them more loyal? Their feelings and desires were collected and analyzed in a Kantar study presented at the conference and meetings ...

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26 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Sunscreen products around the world (2/2) pro

OTCs or cosmetics, Drug Facts, Broad Spectrum, UVA logo, PA, UVA/UVB protection ratio… If there is one cosmetics category for which regulatory requirements and labelling are not harmonized, it is that of sunscreen products. The round table on this theme at the Cosmetic World Tour organized by the FEBEA (French ...

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24 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics regulations in the EAEC (1/2) pro

Russia and its neighbours form an economic union where regulations governing cosmetics are enforced on a harmonized basis.  The registration procedures needed before products are placed on the market are also identical. Elsa Dietrich, International Relations Manager at Cosmetics Europe, detailed them at the Cosmetic World Tour organized by the ...

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19 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Sunscreen products around the world (1/2) pro

OTCs or cosmetics, Drug Facts, Broad Spectrum, UVA logo, PA, UVA/UVB protection ratio… If there is one cosmetics category for which regulatory requirements and labelling are not harmonized, it is that of sunscreen products. The round table on this theme at the Cosmetic World Tour organized by the FEBEA (French ...

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12 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

4D holistic packaging pro

Cosmetics packaging is not just packaging. And current trends can definitely make it turn into a ‘smart’ tool with new functionalities. At the 2016 Natural Cosmetics Conference held in Berlin last September 27-28, Charles Calvert, of Brandpack, presented the four dimensions packaging must have for a high performance.

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10 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics regulations in Iran pro

If it is a highly coveted market for cosmetics companies today, and if its regulations are quite similar to those in Europe, Iran also has its own registration system that makes the export process quite long. The procedures to follow and the documents to provide were all detailed at the ...

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05 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Labelling of cosmetics around the world pro

Who has never dreamt of a “‘”world label"? One single label for all countries cosmetics can be exported to? The round table held on this issue at the Cosmetic World Tour organized by the FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies) on September 19-20, 2016, showed just how impossible a mission it is, ...

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05 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

Health, the new beauty marker pro

From skincare to health care, a new paradigm was born, and cosmetics brands must take it into consideration to meet the market demand. Pascale Brousse, founder of the Trend Sourcing agency, has watched, deciphered, and analyzed this trend: she presented it at the 2016 Natural Cosmetics Conference in Berlin last September 27-28.

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03 Oct. 2016 Congress reports

The Iranian cosmetics market after sanctions were lifted pro

Today, Iran attracts the interest of many global cosmetics brands, in particular since multilateral and national economic and financial sanctions related to the Iranian nuclear programme were lifted. Hajir Hakim Hashemi, President of the DermEdem Laboratories, came to the Cosmetic World Tour held by the FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty ...

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28 Sept. 2016 Congress reports

USA: how to distinguish a cosmetic product from an OTC? pro

It is common knowledge that American regulations classify certain cosmetic products as OTC products, which involves increased requirements in terms of formulation, approval before marketing, and labelling. As a result, companies should avoid any classification mistake before exporting to the USA… which is not always that simple. At the Cosmetic ...

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01 Aug. 2016 Congress reports

Beauty and data: the tracking business

As products and customer relationships are getting more and more personalized, data is one of the main concerns of cosmetics brands. Social networks, mobile apps, web browsing… all consumer behaviours can be tracked, recorded, and analyzed to increase brands’ performances. A round table was organized at the E-Beauty conference held ...

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01 Aug. 2016 Congress reports

Mexican cosmetics regulations pro

Differences among hygienic products (classified in the medical device category), registrations, notifications… At the International Congress organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016, Carlos Berzunza Sanchez, General Manager of CANIPEC, presented the specificities of Mexican cosmetics regulations.

27 July 2016 Congress reports

Online sales: the winning union of storytelling and social networks pro

To differentiate themselves, involve their consumers, and transform web users’ interest into sales and conversions, nothing better for companies than associating storytelling with the new innovative, highly-targeted advertising formats of social networks. Alexandre Rostaing, Strategic Planning Director at Agence 79C (Carlin Group), unveiled a few key notions about this at ...

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27 July 2016 Congress reports

The Mexican cosmetics market pro

Second economic power in Latin America, a very open market, 0% customs duties for European companies… Nathalie Gazeyeff, Director of the Lifestyle/Health Department of the Business France Office in Mexico, came to the International Congress held by Cosmed on June 10, 2016, to present the Mexican cosmetics market and the key aspects to ...

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22 July 2016 Congress reports

American cosmetics regulations (2/2) pro

At the International Congress organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016, Linda M. Katz, Director of FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colours, presented American cosmetics regulations, from safety requirements to market surveillance.

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13 July 2016 Congress reports

Recognizing the benefits of cosmetics: the debate pro

Should the cosmetics industry ask the European Commission to review the Regulation, so that the notion of benefits provided by cosmetics is recognized? The idea was discussed at the Cosmetic Europe Week held on June 13-17 in Brussels, among a working group on the fringe of the plenary session. Here is ...

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11 July 2016 Congress reports

Yes, you are beautiful!

How do you perceive beauty? If you are like most women, you must be quite negative about it. And to say the least, it is a shame, because your confidence in your own beauty has an impact on your wellness and many aspects of your daily life, and it also ...

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06 July 2016 Congress reports

American cosmetics regulations (1/2) pro

Specific status for colourants, distinction between ‘simple’ products and OTC drugs…. American cosmetics regulations involve very different specificities from those in the European Regulation. Linda M. Katz, Director of the FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors, presented them at the International Congress organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016.

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04 July 2016 Congress reports

Recognizing the benefits of cosmetics: the background pro

Cosmetics undeniably provide benefits for consumers’ health and wellness. Should this aspect be recognized by regulations? Can we officially talk about physiological effects, and if we can, how can we? The debate was open at the Cosmetic Europe Week held in Brussels last June 13-17. Here is our report.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
29 June 2016 Congress reports

Towards a risk/benefit analysis for cosmetics? pro

Today, the notion of benefits provided by cosmetic products, whether for consumers (wellness, self-confidence…) or society in general, is not recognized by the European Cosmetics Regulation. This loophole might seriously disadvantage the industry, but Cosmetics Europe is ready to meet the challenge, as its President Loïc Armand explained to CosmeticOBS.

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29 June 2016 Congress reports

The American cosmetics market pro

Second world economic power, dollar weaker than the euro, French products associated with a quality image… At the International Days organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016, Élodie Fayn, Trade Advisor at the Lifestyle-Health Division of the Business France USA office, presented the American cosmetics market and the essential aspects to be ...

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27 June 2016 Congress reports

The cosmetics issues under study at the Commission pro

At the regulatory and scientific congress held as part of the Cosmetics Europe Week in Brussels last June 13-17, 2016, Salvatore D’Acunto, DG Grow’s Head of Unit for Health Technology and Cosmetics, dealt with the main issues regulatory authorities are working on within the European Commission.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
27 June 2016 Congress reports

Canadian cosmetics regulations (2/2) pro

Identical in their principles, but different in many aspects, the regulations governing cosmetics in Canada were presented by Frédéric Lebreux and Sébastien Pirson, of consulting and services firm Biorius at the International Days organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016.

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22 June 2016 Congress reports

Canadian cosmetics regulations (1/2) pro

If, overall, their principles are the same as anywhere else, the texts governing cosmetics in Canada still contain a few specificities… At the International Days organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016, Frédéric Lebreux and Sébastien Pirson, of consulting and services firm Biorius, presented Canada’s cosmetics regulations and the essential aspects to ...

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20 June 2016 Congress reports

The Canadian cosmetics market pro

In this vast country spread across six time zones, French cosmetics enjoy an excellent image amongst consumers… At the International Days organized by Cosmed on June 10, 2016, Élodie Fayn, Trade Advisor at the Lifestyle-Health Division of the Business France USA office, presented the Canadian cosmetics market and the essential aspects ...

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15 June 2016 Congress reports

The 3rd International Skin Meeting pro

On April 11, 12 and 13, 2016, A-Derma Dermatological Laboratories hosted the 3rd International Skin Meeting, which gathered over 60 dermatologists representing nearly 24 different countries (including Italy, Spain, Poland, Germany, Russia, Canada, Vietnam, Mexico, Korea, Belarus, Denmark, Croatia, Iran, and Saudi Arabia). Its contents has been published in JEADV (Journal of European Academy of Dermatology and Venerology), May 2016 edition.

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06 June 2016 Congress reports

Biodiversity, a tool to enhance brands’ image

Preserving biodiversity has become both a moral obligation towards our planet and a regulatory requirement, since the Nagoya Protocol was signed, as soon as genetic resources are used to develop new products. But it can also be an opportunity for brands - including cosmetics - to enhance their public image ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
03 May 2016 Congress reports

In-Cosmetics 2016: new solutions for preservation (2/2) pro

What solutions can formulators use to preserve cosmetics within the current context of crisis that imposes a limited number of ‘possible’ substances? Several of them were presented at the Paris edition of In-Cosmetics, and here are some of the most interesting.

02 May 2016 Congress reports

Emerging organic cosmetics: Organics Cluster’s winning scenario in 2016 pro

At the 4th B.I.O. N’Days, the global event dedicated to organic innovation held in Valence, France, last April 6-7, 2016, Organics Cluster unveiled the follow-up of their prospective study, ‘Organic markets by 2025’, launched in 2014. Here are some extracts regarding cosmetics.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
28 April 2016 Congress reports

In-Cosmetics 2016: new solutions for preservation (1/2) pro

At the Paris edition of In-Cosmetics, several ingredient suppliers presented their new actives for preserving cosmetics, with a common objective: find THE solution to the current issues, from reducing the number of ‘possible’ preservatives to ‘free from’ cosmetics diktats. Various conferences were also dedicated to the same theme.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
27 April 2016 Congress reports

An overview of South Korean cosmetics pro

At the 4th B.I.O. N’Days, the global event dedicated to organic innovation held by Organics Cluster in Valence, France, last April 6-7, 2016, Laura Koeppler, Asian market specialist and founder of the Beauté de Porcelaine website, presented an overview of cosmetics in South Korea: consumer profiles, beauty rituals, and latest trends.

18 April 2016 Congress reports

Organic cosmetics distribution: the current situation pro

At the 4th B.I.O. N’Days, the global event dedicated to organic innovation held in Valence, France, last April 6-7, 2016, Sandrine Haller, of Agence Carrée, presented an update on organic cosmetics distribution in France and provided a few solutions to re-enchant the buying act. Here is our report.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
07 April 2016 Congress reports

Packaging: when innovation creates a sensation pro

Mickaël Palthier, Packaging Director at Thalgo, came to the U’Cosmetics symposium dedicated to the ‘Cosmetic Experience’ last March 17, 2016, to present the results of a study conducted on packaging innovations to answer the following question: what can help buyers attract new customers?

The Observatory of Cosmetics
31 March 2016 Congress reports

Smart perfumes and cosmetics pro

Dr Patrice Bellon, President of the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) and Director of Cosmetoscent, came to the U’Cosmetics symposium dedicated to the ‘Cosmetic Experience’ last March 17, 2016 to share his expertise in perfumes and unveil their properties in terms of soul, body… and skin care!

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29 March 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics: creating emotions with textures pro

Nathalie Chevrot, Market Manager of the ingredient supplier group, SEPPIC, came to the U’Cosmetics symposium dedicated to the ‘Cosmetic Experience’ last March 17, 2016 to present the different solutions textures provide to adapt to consumers’ emotions. And she built her presentation around a wheel of textures…