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Nov. 21, 2019 | Cosmetics news

U'Cosmetics 2020 takes on the cosmetofood challenge pro

How does the food sector feed cosmetic innovation? It is to this question that U’Cosmetics participants will have to answer by presenting a cosmetic product related to this issue. For its eleventh edition, the student competition organised by UCO Bretagne Nord has chosen the theme of “cosmetofood”. The event will take place in Guingamp on March 20, 2020.

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U'Cosmetics 2020 takes on the cosmetofood challenge
21 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

U'Cosmetics 2020 takes on the cosmetofood challenge pro

How does the food sector feed cosmetic innovation? It is to this question that U’Cosmetics participants will have to answer by presenting a cosmetic product related to this issue. For its eleventh edition, the student competition organised by UCO Bretagne Nord has chosen the theme of “cosmetofood”. The event will ...

Yves Rocher seduces consumers all over the world
20 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

Yves Rocher seduces consumers all over the world pro

Cosmetify (trend agency) conducted a survey to determine which beauty brands were the most popular in different countries. While foreign consumers are still so attracted by the “Signature France”, their sympathy is mainly turned to Yves Rocher.

International news: Temporary reduction of pickup costs in Ivory Coast
19 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

International news: Temporary reduction of pickup costs in Ivory Coast pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France reports a temporary reduction in the cost of pickup of all types of goods, including cosmetics, at the Port Autonome d’Abidjan.

The agenda of the CosmeticOBS editorial team
14 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

On the CosmeticOBS editors' agenda

Very regularly, the CosmeticOBS editorial team attends different types of events: congresses, exhibitions, press presentations, conferences… Just as regularly, it offers exhaustive reports to its subscribers, with its articles, summaries, videos… So get ready to know…

The French go after Vivaness
14 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

The French go after Vivaness pro

Vivaness is one of the leading European trade fairs for natural and organic cosmetics. For 12 years, this event has brought together the flagship of the cosmetic industries (finished products, packaging or ingredient suppliers) involved in organic production. Some French brands are exhibiting there. Focus on some of them that will be ...

Cosmoprof 2020
07 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmoprof 2020: ask for the program

For the past fifty years, the beauty industry, on a worldwide scale, has been meeting at Cosmoprof. Considered one of the major events on the cosmetics industry calendar, it brings together perfume, make-up and hair brands as well as packaging manufacturers. Cosmoprof 2020 will take place in Bologna, as usual, from 12 to 16 March 2020.

Brexinfinite: here we go again (and again) for a (new) flexible postponement
04 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

Brexinfinite: here we go again (and again) for a (new) flexible postponement pro

This is the nth twist in the difficult divorce between the United Kingdom and the European Union. A new postponement of the Brexit date, which again leaves all possible options on the political negotiation table: deal or no deal, transition period or not, or even Brexit or not Brexit… Things ...

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29 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

L'Oréal has the audacity to use paperboard tubes for its cosmetics pro

As part of its sustainable development program, Sharing Beauty With All, the cosmetics giant has taken several measures in favour of the planet, both on the naturalness of its formulas and on more respectful packaging. L’Oréal is now also waging a war against plastic. Its latest innovation, a cardboard tube ...

Less plastic in packaging: Dove's new resolution
28 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Less plastic in packaging: Dove's new resolution pro

Many leading brands are positioning themselves in favour of nature conservation. This is the case with Dove, which has just announced several measures to limit the use of plastic in its packaging. By 2025, the brand expects to save 20,500 tonnes of virgin plastic per year.

Marc-Antoine Jamet and Ségolène Royal
22 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics 360®: to infinity and beyond pro

A successful fifth edition of Cosmetics 360. For two days, the Carrousel du Louvre vibrated to the rhythm of 220 exhibitors from all over the world. Marc-Antoine Jamet, President of Cosmetic Valley (organizer of the event), welcomed the expansion of the event, but hopes to go even further.

Achiever Awards 2019: the winners!
22 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Achiever Awards 2019: the winners!

For the past eight years, the CEW France network has been rewarding professionals in the beauty sector at the Achiever Awards. An opportunity to salute the careers of established creators or to encourage the initiatives of new cosmetic talents. This ceremony was held in Paris, at Le Faust, on 14 October 2019.

Contest Game - Chartres Congress: the answers and the winners!
21 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Contest Game - Chartres Congress: the answers and the winners!

In mid-September, in partnership with Cosmetic Valley and abe, CosmeticOBS launched the second edition of the Contest Game organized on the occasion of the 17th edition of the Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress. 10 questions on specific regulatory topics, and nice prizes to win, including an entry to the two-day conference. The contest ended ...

Scientific and quantum day on Beauty and Well-being
21 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Scientific and quantum day on Beauty and Well-being

On November 22, 2019, Régine Frick, Rachida Nachat-Kappes and Marion Serre are organizing a scientific exchange day in Paris entitled Quantic Physics, Water States, Neuroscience: How to integrate these new data into our beauty and well-being". This day will be punctuated by interventions from researchers, industrialists and brands who are scouts ...

Skin Microbiome Congress 2019: from research to cosmetic innovation
17 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Skin Microbiome Congress 2019: from research to cosmetic innovation pro

Translating microbiome research into revolutionary product portfolios in beauty and personal care: this is the purpose of the Skin Microbiome Congress, which will be held in London on 13 and 14 November 2019. On the agenda: the scientific data that guides product development and justifies claims, the keys to successful commercialization, a vision of the ...

17th edition of the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes and Cosmetics Congress
09 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

17th edition of the Cosmetic Valley Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress

The Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress – Regulatory issues has become the major professional meeting, over the different editions. In view of the current cosmetic regulations agenda and its conference programme, the 17th edition seems most promising… It will be held in Chartres on 6 and 7 November 2019.

Black List and Clean Beauty: Sources of the new cosmetics retail
07 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Black List and Clean Beauty: Sources of the new cosmetics retail pro

It is a store of a new kind that opened its doors on October 2 in the heart of the Parisian Marais. Entitled Sources and launched by the Carrefour distribution group, it offers a selection of cosmetic products screened by Beautylitic, the professional version of the INCI list decryption application Clean Beauty. ...

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2019: the program
07 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit 2019: the program pro

For 11 years, the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit has been focusing on naturality and eco-responsibility issues in the cosmetics industry. The 2019 edition, which will be held in Paris from 4 to 6 November, will focus on themes such as renewable packaging, green formulation and upcycling.

4th ERPA Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics
03 Oct. 2019 Cosmetics news

4th ERPA Annual Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics

The ERPA (European Cosmetics Responsible Person Association) is organising its annual Congress for the fourth year. Following the success of the Congress in Prague in 2016, Berlin in 2017 and Brussels in 2018, this CRCC (Congress on Regulations and Compliance for Cosmetics) is the opportunity to acquire expert knowledge and learn groundbreaking news about ...

Organic cosmetics: exponential growth in France and Europe
30 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Organic cosmetics: exponential growth in France and Europe pro

Between the various crises of mistrust towards the conventional cosmetics industry and a planet in critical condition, many consumers are turning to more natural and environmentally friendly beauty products. At a press conference held on 20 September in Paris, the Cosmébio association presented the figures for the organic cosmetics market in Europe ...

Personalised Beauty Summit 2019: the programme
30 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Personalised Beauty Summit 2019: the program

If there is one trend that continues to shake the cosmetics industry, it is personalized beauty. Driven by an ever-increasing desire on the part of consumers to have products that precisely meet their concerns, this trend is constantly evolving. The Personalised Beauty Summit, held in London on 30 and 31 October, is an opportunity ...

Cosmetic 360 2019
26 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmetic 360 blows out its fifth candle

Launched in 2015 by the Cosmetic Valley competitiveness cluster, the Cosmetic 360 exhibition has become an essential event for all the players in the sector in five years. Major brands, SMEs, very small businesses, start-ups, public and private research laboratories, experts in innovation support will be present at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris, ...

Prohibition of
25 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Prohibition of "Free-from.." texts without legal value according to Cosmébio

Following the entry into force of the new rules applicable to cosmetic claims provided for in the European Technical Document and the 8th Recommendation Cosmetic Products of the French ARPP, a large majority of “Free-from…” claims have been banned since 1 July. A “shame”, according to Romain Ruth, president of Cosmébio. According to ...

JEST 2019 : the program
23 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

JEST 2019: focus on vigilant consumers

More than ever, the cosmetics industry is under pressure and must meet the expectations of an ever more informed public. To help beauty professionals better understand the new expectations of consumers, COSMED is organizing a day of conferences on September 27 in Montpellier. This event will focus on the formulation of products ...

Solidarity in beauty: a required commitment
23 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Solidarity in beauty: a required commitment

Cosmetics is a matter of pleasure and sensoriality, but not only. In many cases, it helps to feel better, to re-appropriate one’s image. “Beauty is not futile, it helps to live better” is the postulate that Françoise Montenay, president of CEW France and the Beauty Centres, has been defending for ...

Cosmebio Ingredients Meeting
19 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmebio Ingredients Meeting

The organic cosmetics sector is booming. Market growth has exceeded 20% over 2016 and 2017 and the number of brands continues to grow. The demand for ingredients of natural origin is therefore also expected to increase in the coming years. To understand all the challenges this represents for the sector, Cosmebio is organizing a day ...

Packaging innovation: the airtight stick
16 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

Packaging innovation: the airtight stick pro

Nomad, convenient, not dirty, the packaging in stick to please everything… except that it is not airtight. To address this issue, Korean packaging manufacturer Samhwa has just launched a case that protects the formulas against all external aggressions.

32nd edition of Luxe Pack, the world's leading packaging creativity exhibition
12 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

32nd edition of Luxe Pack, the world's leading packaging creativity exhibition

3 days to stay at the forefront of packaging, digital solutions and formulation, 470 exhibitors among the best in the world, 9,280 visitors in 2018, 53% of them international: the 32nd edition of the World Packaging Creativity Exhibition will be held on Monday 30 September, Tuesday and Wednesday 01 and 02 October 2019 at the Grimaldi Forum, Monaco.

New 3D skin model: an innovation from BASF
11 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

New 3D skin model: an innovation from BASF pro

BASF Care Creations® and CTIBiotech laboratories have developed the first human skin reconstructed bio-printed in 3D including immune macrophages. This innovation will allow the research and development of active ingredients with anti-inflammatory properties and the evaluation of cosmetic actives.

France launches its second national strategy on endocrine disruptors
04 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

France launches its second national strategy on endocrine disruptors

On September 3, 2019, the French government presented a second national strategy on endocrine disruptors to reduce population exposure and environmental contamination. It is announced as aiming “to reduce the population’s exposure to endocrine disrupters and environmental contamination through research and expertise, public information, training of professionals and better regulatory framework.”

A brief update from the BfR on microplastics
04 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

A brief update from the BfR on microplastics

Plastics are present just about everywhere in the human environment nowadays. Global production of plastic is growing and more and more plastics end up in the environment. That this topic has an effect on aquatic ecosystems has been known for a long time. There is currently a lot of public ...

Janet Scott, Davide Mattia and Giovanna Laudisio of Naturbeads
03 Sept. 2019 Cosmetics news

A biodegradable alternative to replace microplastics in cosmetics pro

A start-up company Naturbeads, based at the University of Bath (UK), is working with companies to replace microplastics in cosmetics products with biodegradable microbeads made from cellulose. Naturbeads has been awarded funding by a partnership between UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) and Sky Ocean Ventures (SOV), through the Plastic Research ...

Sustainable packaging on the agenda at the next Berlin Conference on Natural Cosmetics
29 Aug. 2019 Cosmetics news

Sustainable packaging on the agenda at the next Berlin Conference on Natural Cosmetics

The sustainability of packaging is a topic that is increasingly shifting into the focus. Zero waste, conservation of resources, recycling or recycled materials are the current buzzwords. For the beauty industry and natural and organic cosmetics, the topic of sustainable packaging also provides some challenges. This will be one of ...

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09 July 2019 Cosmetics news

Focus on cannabis in cosmetics pro

“Everything is poison, nothing is poison, it is the dose that makes the poison”, according to the famous formula of Paracelsus (1537). Does it apply to cannabis? Do its extracts have a use in cosmetics? While they are increasingly found, if not always in formulas, at least in the “Trends” ...

Cosmébio's position on the prohibition of
01 July 2019 Cosmetics news

The prohibition of "Free-from…" claims: a misreading of the law and an infringement of freedom, for Cosmébio

Is the prohibition of “Free-from…” claims on the labels of cosmetic products justified or is it an attack against natural and organic cosmetics? Does it have a real legal basis? No, replies Romain Ruth, who sees in this measure an erroneous and abusive interpretation of the opposable law and an ...

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27 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmébio Trophees: the winners list

The professional association Cosmébio has unveiled the winners of its 2019-2020 Trophies, which reward the best natural and organic cosmetics of the year. This award ceremony took place on the occasion of the Cosmébio General Assembly, on June 25 in Paris.

Solid Cosmetic
26 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Solid cosmetics: the future of beauty? pro

Because today’s beauty must go hand in hand with naturalness, the cosmetics industry must offer its consumers ever more environmentally friendly products. This is why solid cosmetics is gaining more and more ground and is even attracting large groups, such as Diet World laboratories, which have just released their first ...

Recyclable packaging
19 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Eco-friendly packaging: suppliers are involved! pro

On June 4 and 5, 2019, the Carreau du Temple vibrated to the rhythm of the Édition Spéciale by Luxe Pack exhibition. For its first edition, the event was organised around the theme of recycled or environmentally friendly luxury packaging. Several dozen exhibitors were able to show visitors what their latest innovations were and, ...

June 25: the Journée de la Beauté by CEW-France
18 June 2019 Cosmetics news

June 25: the Journée de la Beauté by CEW-France

Environmental crisis, societal revolutions, new relationships: standards are exploding. Beauty brands and companies must now demonstrate commitment, transparency and give meaning to their actions in order to win the trust of consumers, succeed and ensure their sustainability. To understand the fundamental challenges of these changes that are disrupting the practice ...

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12 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Endocrine disrupting ingredients in cosmetics

The European Commission having concluded that the framework of Regulation 1223/2009 was sufficient to manage the risk that endocrine disruptors may represent in cosmetics, one might be tempted to bury their heads in the sand and ignore the fact that there can be a problem. But we also know that some substances ...

Luxe Pack
12 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Green Luxe Pack in Paris! pro

For the past ten years, Luxe Pack Monaco has been the must-attend event for prestigious packaging professionals looking for the latest innovations. Following the success of this event, an additional edition was held in Paris on 4 and 5 June 2019. Maryvonne Lanteri, organizer of the event, entrusted CosmeticOBS with the genesis of the project.

Anses
12 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Anses recommends restricting persulphate substances in hair products pro

Anses publishes its research work on ammonium, potassium and sodium persulphate substances used in particular in hair bleaching products. The Agency concludes that the use of persulphates poses health risks to hairdressers and consumers. These sensitizing substances cause allergic reactions on the respiratory and skin levels. With regard to the ...

The winners of the Cosmetic Victories 201
12 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmetic Victories 2019: Japanese and Belgian winners pro

As Cosmetic Valley celebrated both its 25th anniversary and its fourth state certification as the national coordinator of the cosmetics sector, the fourth edition of the “The Cosmetic Victories” competition took place on June 6 in Paris, in the presence of the Secretary of State for the Economy and Finance, Mrs Agnès Pannier-Runacher, ...