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July 17, 2019 | Congress reports

Recycling, use of recycled material, reuse: towards circular packaging pro

Among all the requirements that exist today in the world of cosmetics, environmental constraints are increasingly at the heart of the news, and plastics are not the only materials concerned. During a day of conferences on the theme of consumer safety organized by Cosmetic Valley, Gaultier Massip, from CITEO, presented the context of eco-design of packaging and various initiatives that have already been initiated in the world of cosmetics.

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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 ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
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 ...

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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 ...

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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.

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 and provide ...

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.

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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.

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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 ...

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.

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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?

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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…

25 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

How will we wear perfume in 2025? pro

Such was the question students of the ESEPAC (European School of Packaging) and ESdP (a high-level School of Perfume) worked on for their first collaboration. Gestures, packaging, scenography… nothing was left aside for their presentation at the 12th edition of the PCD show (Packaging of Perfumes, Cosmetics & Design).

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22 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

The art of spray-making pro

From perfumery to skincare, sun care, or makeup, all cosmetics categories come with the spray option for their final packaging. Albéa France’s Étienne Brière, Marketing Director Fine Mist, and Jean-Pierre Songbe, Innovation & Development Expert, came to the 12th edition of the PCD show (Packaging of Perfumes, Cosmetics & ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
18 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

Packaging: ecodesign claims pro

Ecodesign is trendy, and its related claims are getting widespread on labels, whether of cosmetics or other consumption goods. At the 12th edition of the PCD show organized in Paris last February 3-4, 2016, Mrs Édith Bon made an update on the context and rules.

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15 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

Packaging, the first representation of a cosmetic product pro

Packaging is the first thing consumers see of a cosmetic product: its look, codes, and technicity strongly impact the perception of the product itself and of the brand that develops it. Sandy Gregory, of the WestRock Company, deciphered these decisive interactions at the 12th edition of the PCD show held in ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
11 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

3D printing: a huge potential for packaging pro

At the 12th edition of the PCD show (Packaging of Perfumes, Cosmetics & Design) held on February 3-4, 2016 in Paris, Hervé Bouix, Senior VP Packaging Innovation at Estée Lauder, presented a technology that has been growing by leaps and bounds and now represents a new precious resource for the world of ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
08 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics regulations in Turkey pro

It was Vuranel Okay, of KTSD, the professional association that represents the cosmetics industry in Turkey, who presented the regulations governing cosmetics in this country at the International Cosmetics Congress organized by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015.

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04 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

How to export cosmetics to Turkey pro

Located on the doorsteps of the Western world, the Middle East, and Asia, Turkey is a dynamic market for cosmetics. The International Cosmetics Congress organized by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015 was an opportunity to make an update on what should be known before exporting cosmetics to this country.

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01 Feb. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics regulations in the United Arab Emirates pro

The RACS, a Dubai-based certification body authorized to register products, came to the International Cosmetics Congress organized by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015 to present the cosmetics regulations in the United Arab Emirates.

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28 Jan. 2016 Congress reports

How to export cosmetics to the United Arab Emirates pro

Right next to Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates are considered as an easy point of entry to the other countries in this area. The International Cosmetics Congress organized by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015 were an opportunity to make an update on what should be known before exporting cosmetics ...

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25 Jan. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics regulations in Saudi Arabia pro

The International Cosmetics Congress organized by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015 was dedicated to export to Middle Eastern countries, starting with the largest of all, Saudi Arabia, whose regulations in this sector was presented by the SGS Group, specialized in the inspection, verification, testing, and certification of products.

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21 Jan. 2016 Congress reports

How to export cosmetics to Saudi Arabia pro

What are the characteristics of the Saudi market? What are the expectations of local consumers? What about the regulatory framework that governs cosmetic products in this country? The International Cosmetics Congress organized by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015 was an opportunity to make an update on what companies should know ...

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12 Jan. 2016 Congress reports

Halal cosmetics and certification pro

The importance of halal cosmetics keeps growing, and not just in terms of exports to Middle Eastern countries. The market is developing all around the world, and the demand is constantly increasing. At the International Cosmetics Congress held by Business France and Cosmed in December 2015, Farhan Tufail, of the HCS ...

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07 Jan. 2016 Congress reports

Cosmetics and the REACH 2018 deadline pro

2018 is not that far. And the last step of the chemicals registration process provided for in the REACH regulation is likely to impact many cosmetic ingredients, along with their users and importers. At the 13th edition of the regulatory congress held last November 18-19 in Chartres, France, Marie Kennedy, International Compliance Director at ...

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
04 Jan. 2016 Congress reports

The impact of the CLP on cosmetics pro

In addition to the Cosmetics Regulation, which is specific to this sector, other more cross-disciplinary regulatory texts are to be taken into account to be sure to be fully compliant with the rules in force. And it is the case of the ‘CLP’ regulation: at the 13th edition of the regulatory ...