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Jan. 21, 2020 | Cosmetics news

International news: Chemical ingredients of cosmetic products exempted from customs duties in Ivory Coast pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France announces that the majority of chemical ingredients in cosmetic products are exempt from customs duties on entry into Ivory Coast since 9 December 2019.

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International news: Chemical ingredients of cosmetic products exempted from customs duties in Ivory Coast
21 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

International news: Chemical ingredients of cosmetic products exempted from customs duties in Ivory Coast pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France announces that the majority of chemical ingredients in cosmetic products are exempt from customs duties on entry into Ivory Coast since 9 December 2019.

in-cosmetics 2020
16 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

in-cosmetics 2020 on the Spanish hour

The next edition of in-cosmetics Global will take place in sunny Barcelona. From March 31 to April 2, all suppliers of cosmetic ingredients will be on hand to introduce visitors and buyers from all over the world to their latest innovations.

Canada: Amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist under consideration
15 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

Canada: Amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist under consideration pro

Health Canada has just released a “Notice to Stakeholders” relating to several proposed amendments to the Cosmetic Ingredient Hotlist. The purpose of this notice is to alert those selling cosmetics to possible updates and to invite them to provide safety information on the substances involved, which include several ingredients currently ...

IFRA publishes the 49th Amendment to its Standards
14 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

IFRA publishes the 49th Amendment to its Standards pro

The long-awaited 49th Amendment to the IFRA Standards has just been published on 10 January 2020. It incorporates new data, new methods and new types of products, and IFRA describes these changes as “the biggest in many years”. 25 new Standards have been added, bringing the number of substances covered to 214. Around one hundred existing Standards ...

A Swiss Consumers' Federation is calling for a ban on three cosmetic ingredients
13 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

A Swiss Consumers' Federation is calling for a ban on three cosmetic ingredients pro

In a press release made public on 7 January 2020, the FRC (French-speaking Consumers’ Federation) denounces the “timidity” of the Swiss Federal Council and demands, in the name of the “health risks to which the population is exposed”, the prohibition of three ingredients in targeted cosmetic products: phenoxyethanol in any product to be ...

6th edition of the B.I.O.N'DAYS: how to sustainably secure organic sector growth?
09 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

6th edition of the B.I.O.N'DAYS: how to sustainably secure organic sector growth?

This event dedicated to organic products, organised by the Bio Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes Cluster and the Drôme Department, has become over the years the international business meeting to anticipate and exchange on the organic products of tomorrow. The 6th edition will be held in Valence (France) on 25 and 26 March 2020.

Buying cosmetics online: watch carefully at marketplaces
08 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

Buying cosmetics online: watch carefully at marketplaces pro

It is a report by the DGCCRF, published on 16 December 2019, which alerts consumers to the reliability of some marketplaces on the Internet. “Some sellers do not have the ability or willingness to master the regulations applicable to the products marketed to guarantee the potential buyer a safe product,” says the control ...

Two acrylates classified as
07 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

Two acrylates classified as "possibly carcinogenic to humans" by the IARC pro

Volume 122 of the recently published IARC Monographs contains the results of the carcinogenicity assessment of six substances, including two acrylates that may be used in cosmetic products, Ethylhexyl Acrylate and Trimethylolpropane Triacrylate. Both have been classified in category 2B as possibly carcinogenic to humans.

International news: An additional customs duty imposed by the United States?
07 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

International news: An additional customs duty imposed by the United States? pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France reminds us that the Office of the United States Trade Representative has published a notice proposing additional customs duties of up to 100% on various French products, including certain cosmetics, handbags and tableware.

French National Assembly votes to ban microplastics in cosmetics
06 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

French National Assembly votes to ban microplastics in cosmetics pro

It was through an amendment (CD1857) to the law on the fight against waste and the circular economy that the ban on microplastics in rinse-off and leave-on cosmetic products was voted in the night of 19 December 2019. A ban with staggered dates of entry into force until 2027, the conditions of application of ...

The ANSES programme for 2020
06 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

The ANSES programme for 2020 pro

At the end of 2019, ANSES (National Agency for Food, Environmental and Occupational Health and Safety) published its work programme for 2020, which sets the course for its action in all its areas of expertise: food, animal health and welfare, environmental health, plant health and protection, and occupational health. Although the word ...

The cosmetic agenda for 2020
02 Jan. 2020 Cosmetics news

The cosmetic agenda for 2020 pro

Removal of microplastics in formulas, nano-registrations, Brexit, ingredients under evaluation by the SCCS, new restrictions for D4 and D5 or Climbazole, further study of a new labelling for allergens, implementation of several regulations (CMR, ingredient glossary)… Many regulations and new obligations are coming into force, others are in preparation. And 2020 will also be ...

Towards a transfer of ANSM's competences for the control of cosmetics?
24 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

Towards a transfer of ANSM's competences for the control of cosmetics? pro

It was on a referral from the Senate’s Social Affairs Committee, dated 11 December 2018, that the French Court of Auditors carried out an investigation into the ANSM (National Agency for the Safety of Medicines and Health Products). Its report was published on 18 December 2019 and the least we can say is that it is not ...

Pharmacosmetech: 2nd edition
23 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

Pharmacosmetech: 2nd edition!

Pharmacosmetech is the leading trade fair for services, equipment and processes for the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries, for perfumery and fine chemicals. Its second edition will be held in Chartres from 31 March to 2 April 2020. It will bring together more than 300 exhibitors to present their technological and industrial innovations and will host a programme ...

COSMED 2020 Regulatory Meeting
19 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

COSMED 2020 Regulatory Meeting

COSMED, the association of SMEs in the cosmetics sector, is organising its annual day dedicated to French and European cosmetics regulations on Thursday 26 March 2020 in Paris. On the agenda: the latest regulatory developments to be mastered and an update on the critical topics of the moment.

COSMED 2020 International Meeting
19 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

COSMED 2020 International Meeting

COSMED, the association of SMEs in the cosmetics sector, is organising its annual day dedicated to international cosmetics regulations on Friday 27 March 2020 in Paris. On the agenda: the latest regulatory developments to be mastered and an update on the critical topics of the moment.

CCS Opinion on Aluminium: FEBEA's
18 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

CCS Opinion on Aluminium: FEBEA's "decoding"… and the forthcoming review of the BfR pro

Ten years of controversy over the safety of aluminium and its salts in cosmetic products may have just ended with the recent Opinion of the SCCS. Published in early December 2019, it defines safe maximum concentrations for the harmless use of these compounds in antiperspirants, toothpastes and lipsticks. This opinion, even ...

Selective retailing seduces consumers
17 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

Selective retailing seduces consumers pro

RBB Economics, in collaboration with FEBEA, conducted a Europe-wide study on the selective sale of cosmetics. This report, prepared for Cosmetics Europe as part of a review of the current regulations, highlighted the plebiscite of consumers on this method of retailing, whether it is physical or online.

New developments in the procedure for customs clearance of cosmetic products in Saudi Arabia
17 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

International news: New developments in the procedure for customs clearance of cosmetic products in Saudi Arabia pro

As part of its partnership with CosmeticOBS, Business France details the new rules of the customs clearance procedure for cosmetics and related products in Saudi Arabia, which applies in particular to empty containers intended to be filled with cosmetic products.

DPS Phenoxyethanol: the latest developments….. which will not remain the last!
16 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

DPS Phenoxyethanol: the latest developments….. which will not remain the last! pro

Since 2012, the battle has been raging between the ANSM on the one hand, the FEBEA, Cosmetics Europe and the SCCS on the other hand. Issue: the safety of phenoxyethanol in products intended for use on babies’ buttocks. The ANSM contests it (Recommendation and Health Police Decision in support), the SCCS ...

Lipids & Cosmetics Congress: in the heart  of innovations & research initiatives
12 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

Lipids & Cosmetics Congress: in the heart of innovations & research initiatives

The scientific congress Lipids & Cosmetics will take place on 29th and 30th of January 2020 in the heart of Bordeaux. The New Aquitaine Region, ITERG and Cosmetic Valley in partnership with the University of Bordeaux invite you to explore the latest research and innovations in the fields of skin physiology, oleochemical processes, extraction, ...

Launch of PEPPER, a platform to develop research on endocrine disruptors
09 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

Launch of PEPPER, a platform to develop research on endocrine disruptors pro

The professional associations France Chimie, the FEBEA and the Fondation de la Maison de la Chimie, in partnership with the French Ministry of Ecological and Solidarity Transition, announce the creation of PEPPER, a public-private platform designed to develop research on the identification of endocrine disruptors. As the first platform of ...

ADF/PCD
05 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

ADF/PCD 2020, check out the program!

Considered as one of the events not to be missed in the packaging and aerosol sector for the cosmetics industry, ADF/PCD will be in Paris for tge 16th time at the Parc des Expositions de la Porte de Versailles. On 29 and 30 January 2020, nearly 700 exhibitors spread over 27,000 m2 will present their latest innovations to buyers from all ...

How do European women buy their cosmetics online?
04 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

How do European women buy their cosmetics online? pro

E-commerce is fine, but competition is tough. The major challenge is the capacity of brands to build customer loyalty while the virtual offer is overwhelming. To help professionals in their business strategy, Photoslurp, a digital marketing agency, and Zinklar, a polling firm, conducted a study to better understand how European ...

The agenda of the CosmeticOBS editorial team
03 Dec. 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…

DGCCRF: Publication of the results of the 2018 cosmetic surveys
02 Dec. 2019 Cosmetics news

DGCCRF: Publication of the results of the 2018 cosmetic surveys

The French DGCCRF carries out annual inspections to check the compliance of cosmetics with regulatory requirements and informs consumers of possible risks associated with the use of certain products. It has just published the results of its controls for 2018. With one observation: despite the maintenance of constant control pressure, the ...

Cosmet'agora 2020 : Over here the new cosmetic ingredients!
28 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmet'agora 2020 : Over here the new cosmetic ingredients!

The Cosmet’Agora show, created 12 years ago by the French Society of Cosmetology, has become one of the most important events in the beauty industry. For two days, this event brings together the best active ingredients suppliers from France and abroad. The 2020 edition will take place at Espace Champerret in Paris, on 14 and 15 January 2020.

Aptar embellishes the art of perfume
27 Nov. 2019 Cosmetics news

Aptar embellishes the art of perfume pro

The supplier of distribution systems has just developed a new pump for the perfumery sector. Soberly called “Dolce”, it offers a “voile” dispersion, more or less intense, and up to ten times longer than that of a conventional spray.

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 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.