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March 26, 2019 | Cosmetics news

SignalConso: DGCCRF's new complaints platform pro

In mid-March 2019, the DGCCRF (Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes - French Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) officially launched a new online platform, SignalConso, for consumers who wish to make a complaint against a professional. Insight from Sylvie Gallage-Alwis, of Signature Litigation: with this new platform, manufacturers and brands are even more under scrutiny.

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SignalConso: DGCCRF's new complaints platform
26 March 2019 Cosmetics news

SignalConso: DGCCRF's new complaints platform pro

In mid-March 2019, the DGCCRF (Direction générale de la concurrence, de la consommation et de la répression des fraudes - French Directorate General for Competition, Consumer Affairs and Fraud Control) officially launched a new online platform, SignalConso, for consumers who wish to make a complaint against a professional. Insight from Sylvie Gallage-Alwis ...

26 March 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmoprof 2019: men's cosmetics in full boom!

In recent years, the beards provided have been blooming on the faces of gentlemen. Gone is the three-day hair a little neglected, hello hair cut to the millimeter. Many brands are entering the men’s cosmetics market to meet the new needs of men. This trend was confirmed at the ...

20 March 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmoprof 2019: an Italian show

As every year, the entire global cosmetics industry met from March 14 to 18 in Bologna for the Cosmoprof exhibition. This essential event on the cosmetics scene welcomed nearly 2900 exhibitors and no less than 260 000 visitors, a record edition!

in-cosmetics Global in Paris
19 March 2019 Cosmetics news

What to see at in-cosmetics Global 2019? pro

in-cosmetics Global, the must-attend event dedicated to ingredients and raw materials for cosmetic formulations, is back at Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, from April 2 to 4. Suppliers generally take advantage of this event to launch their latest active ingredients, and this 2019 edition will be an opportunity to discover their new products. Focus on ...

Smile Spring 2019
19 March 2019 Cosmetics news

The French and their (poor) oral hygiene

On the occasion of World Oral Health Day on 20 March, Pierre Fabre Oral Care, a leading pharmaceutical company in the oral hygiene segment, and the French Union for Oral Health and Dentistry conducted a major online survey on the French people and their oral hygiene. From which many misconceptions and insufficient ...

The agenda of the CosmeticOBS editorial team
17 March 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…

11 March 2019 Cosmetics news

The new formulas of Cosmétagora (7/7) pro

For the eleventh consecutive year, Cosmétagora showcased the latest innovations in cosmetic formulation. Organized on January 15 and 16 in Paris, this event is a very popular event for professionals in the field because all the new cosmetic trends are presented.

Love Beauty and Planet
06 March 2019 Cosmetics news

Sustainable beauty: Unilever is turning green

Environmental issues have allowed many niche beauty brands to emerge and attract consumer favour. The leading cosmetics groups have also decided to go green. The latest, Unilever, has just released its new eco-responsible brand, Love Beauty and Planet.

COSMED 2019 International Meeting
05 March 2019 Cosmetics news

March 22nd: COSMED 2019 International Meeting

On March 22, 2019, COSMED organizes a day dedicated to international regulations of cosmetic products: The International Meeting. A day to master the international cosmetics news in 2019, which will take place in Paris.

Cosmetagora's logo
04 March 2019 Cosmetics news

The new formulas of Cosmétagora (6/7) pro

The beginning of the year is always a period expected by ingredient suppliers. This is the period during which the Cosmétagora exhibition, dedicated to cosmetic raw materials, is held. For the 2019 edition, which was held in Paris on 15 and 16 January, nearly 150 exhibitors were present to present their new products.

7 things businesses in the EU27 need to know before Brexit
27 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

7 things businesses in the EU27 need to know before Brexit pro

The United Kingdom (UK) will leave the European Union (EU) on Friday 29 March 2019 at midnight. This is exactly two years after it notified the European Council of its intention to withdraw. As of 30 March 2019, the UK will be a third country. Just a month before the deadline, it is urgent that businesses in ...

Cosmetagora's logo
27 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

The new formulas of Cosmétagora (5/7) pro

The reputation of Cosmétagora is well established. This event has become a reference for the actors of the cosmetics industry. Every year, this show is an opportunity for Ingredients suppliers to present their latest active ingredients. The 2019 edition, held in Paris on 15 and 16 January, was a huge success with more than 150 exhibitors.

Cosmoprof 2019
27 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmoprof: the 2019 edition

Cosmoprof Worldwide Bologna is the leading trade show globally bringing together all areas of the beauty industry, from raw materials to the finished product. The show offers personalized services able to meet different business needs thanks to the fact that it is divided into three different salons, has highly targeted ...

IMPAG celebrates its 100th anniversary
26 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

IMPAG celebrates its 100th anniversary

In 2019, IMPAG celebrates its 100th anniversary, and can look back on an eventful and successful history, in which the company has steadily grown and continually rediscovered itself. Employees, customers and partners will be enjoying all kinds of anniversary-related festivities all throughout this special anniversary year.

The microbiota in the spotlight at Cosmetagora 2019
21 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

The microbiota in the spotlight at Cosmetagora 2019 pro

The cosmetics industry’s interest in the skin microbiota has already been strong in recent years. The trend was further confirmed at the Cosmetagora exhibition, held in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019: many exhibitors proposed new ingredients to influence the balance or regulation of the microbiota, and to meet cosmetic claims as diverse ...

18 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

The new formulas of Cosmétagora (4/7) pro

For its 11th consecutive year, cosmetic ingredient suppliers met at Cosmétagora on January 15 and 16, 2019. For two days, 150 exhibitors thrilled the Champerret area with their latest cosmetic innovations. On the program, new active ingredients to fight against blue light, preserve the skin microbiota or even and many others… enough to delight all ...

beautypress's logo
14 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

When beautypress opens its doors to us!

2019 starts strong for beautypress. On February 7, the platform organized its first event of the year for journalists and beauty influencers.
On the program, a multitude of pretty cosmetics brands and plenty of new products. You weren’t there? No problem, the camera of the CosmeticOBS has snuck between the stands ...

The 2019 COSMED Regulatory Meeting
13 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

March 21: COSMED 2019 Regulatory Meeting pro

On March 21, 2019, the association of SMEs in the cosmetics sector COSMED is organizing a day dedicated to French and European cosmetic product regulations: the Regulatory Meeting. A day to master the latest regulatory developments in cosmetics that will take place in Paris.

12 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

The new formulas of Cosmétagora (3/7) pro

For its 11th edition, the Cosmétagora exhibition brought together no less than 150 exhibitors in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019. Now a must for professionals in the cosmetics industry, this event is the ideal place to discover the latest cosmetic trends.

Sigma's logo
12 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

Terminus: a European project that addresses a global environmental challenge

On 30 and 31 January, the meeting to launch the European Horizon 2020 Terminus project (Grant Agreement 814400) was held at Sigma Clermont’s premises. The engineers school from Clermont (Franbce) is the coordinator of this project, which aims to revolutionize the recycling and reuse of multilayer plastic packaging used in the agri-food and cosmetic sectors. It ...

Logo Cosmetic Valley
11 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

Clusters labelled by France: Cosmetic Valley is one of them pro

The verdict has been announced. French Prime Minister Édouard Philipe unveiled the list of competitiveness clusters approved by the government for the 2019-2022 period. Out of 56 competing clusters, only 48 were selected: Cosmetic Valley is one of them.

07 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

Dityspray revolutionizes aerosol pro

Shaving foam, deodorant or dry shampoo, cosmetics are no longer counted as an aerosol. However practical it may be, this system, sometimes composed of flammable propellant gases, does not always have a positive environmental impact. But that was before! At the ADF/PCD exhibition in Paris on 30 and 31 January, Jean-Luc Beurq, from ...

The anti-blue light active ingredients of Cosmétagora 2019
05 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

The anti-blue light active ingredients of Cosmétagora 2019 pro

Among the main trends identified at Cosmétagora, held in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019: the fight against the effects of blue light on the skin. Many exhibitors offered cosmetic raw materials designed for this purpose, all with protection claims and anti-ageing effects. Presentation of some of them.

Glass packaging praised by the Millenials
05 Feb. 2019 Cosmetics news

Glass packaging praised by the Millenials

According to an independent study on consumer behaviour commissioned by FEVE, the European Container Glass Federation, three out of four European Millenials prefer glass to any other material for beauty products, cosmetics, perfumes and pharmaceutical products. Glass thus seems to be the solution to seduce this generation, fan of beauty ...

29 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

The new formulas of Cosmétagora (1/6)

The Cosmetagora exhibition was held in Paris on 15 and 16 January 2019. This event organized by the SFC was a great success for its eleventh edition. Nearly 150 suppliers came to present their latest innovations. An opportunity for visitors to discover new cosmetic trends.

22 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmetagora 2019: what's new in cosmetic formulas?

For its 11th edition, the exhibition organized in Paris on 15 and 16 January by the French Society of Cosmetology (SFC), brought together nearly 150 exhibitors. In a few years, this event has become a must, both for ingredient suppliers who present their latest active ingredients and for visitors who discover innovative raw materials, trends and new ...

Luna Fofo
15 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

What is the value of Foréo's Luna Fofo cleaning brush?

In recent years, the trend has been towards electric brushes to cleanse the face. It is well known that a pair of hands is all it takes to succeed in this manoeuvre, but Foréo nevertheless offers, like many brands, its own version of this trend, the Luna Fofo.

ADF&PCD exhibitions
14 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

ADF-PCD: 15th editions

For their 15th edition, the ADF (Aerosols & Dispensing Forum) and PCD (Packaging of Perfume Cosmetics & Design) exhibitions are expanding, and will be held in Pavilion 7.2 at Porte de Versailles on 30 and 31 January 2019. Design, sustainable development and French know-how will be on the focus of this edition.

09 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

Preservatives: who's afraid of the big bad wolf?

Often banned by the consumerist press, they are considered dangerous ingredients although essential to the preservation of cosmetics. During a workshop organised for journalists on 11 December 2018, led by Françoise Audebert, Regulatory and Scientific Advisor and Anne Dux, Director of Regulatory and Scientific Affairs, FEBEA decided to take up the challenge in ...

U'Cosmetics 10th edition
09 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

U'Cosmetics: when art inspires cosmetic innovation

Art can be found in our history and in our daily lives as well as in our know-how. It influences the daily creation of cosmetic products by inspiring new galenic products, new gestures or new packaging. For its 10th anniversary, on March 21, 2019, U’Cosmetics invites you to discover its new ...

The 2019 cosmetic agenda
01 Jan. 2019 Cosmetics news

The cosmetic agenda for 2019

The year 2019 promises to be a great year for cosmetic news. On the agenda: many regulations and new obligations affecting ingredients are being implemented, others (on allergens or microplastics) are in preparation. 2019 will also be the year of new provisions for the use of claims, profound changes at the international level ...

17 Dec. 2018 Cosmetics news

Discover the cosmetics jobs!

Perfumery and cosmetics are a key sector of the French economy. However, its professions and the opportunities they offer are often unknown to the general public. Cosmetic Valley and the Maison des Entreprises et de l’Emploi of the Chartraine agglomeration have created a mobile application to help you discover ...

FEBEA's White Paper What does my cosmetic product contain?
04 Dec. 2018 Cosmetics news

FEBEA responds to apps with a White Paper

It is entitled “What does my cosmetic product contain?”. To this question that consumers are increasingly asking themselves and to which they are looking for an answer with applications for decrypting ingredient lists, the FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies) has decided to answer with this White Paper. Available online ...

European Parliament against microplastics
03 Dec. 2018 Cosmetics news

Microplastics: the European Parliament acts… and makes it known

Microplastics are currently at the heart of all the concerns and attention of legislators around the world. And even if the cosmetics sector only contributes 2% to marine pollution by plastic particles, it is the first to be affected by the ban policies that are being put in place. Europe has ...

L'Oréal-Gjosa innovation
29 Nov. 2018 Cosmetics news

L'Oréal and Gjosa unveil eco-friendly shower and shampoo combination

L’Oréal has teamed up with Swiss start-up Gjosa to invent a way of reducing the environmental impact of washing your hair. The beauty giant and the tech company have unveiled a low-flow showerhead and an easy-rinse shampoo combination that means the amount of water needed to wash the hair ...

ADF/PCD congress
28 Nov. 2018 Cosmetics news

ADF&PCD Paris 2019: packaging in all its forms

ADF&PCD Paris 2019 is a unique concept that brings together two trade shows with strong synergies. Still in pole position, this first packaging event of the year is, without a doubt, the world’s leading professional event on innovation in packaging, aerosols and distribution systems.

White paper of French League against Cancer
27 Nov. 2018 Cosmetics news

A "Toxiscore" on cosmetic labels?

Will there soon be a “marking” of cosmetic products containing ingredients with carcinogenic potential? In any case, this is what the French League against Cancer is proposing to strengthen disease prevention. An initiative suggested first at French level, then harmonised at European level.

Movember's moustache
05 Nov. 2018 Cosmetics news

Movember: moustache month

The month formerly known as November is now the biggest global men’s beauty event in the calendar - but though it may sound frivolous, it has a serious cause. Facial hair is once again under the spotlight, as the 2018 edition of the annual moustache-growing competition begins - all in the name of ...

Chest game
30 Oct. 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetic applications: last talks before war?

Decryption applications are all the rage. And for good reason, in a single gesture, they make it possible to lift the veil on the composition of everyday products. While this promise of transparency is enthusiastically welcomed by consumers, the cosmetics industry is denouncing the dissemination of sometimes erroneous information. The ...

Social networks
24 Oct. 2018 Cosmetics news

Social networks: cradle of influence

From dawn to night, we swear by them. Whether it is to communicate, share your daily life or get informed, they are absolutely everywhere, and even shake up our consumption habits. Facebook IQ conducted a study to highlight the role of social networks, from discovery to buying.

22 Oct. 2018 Cosmetics news

Questioning of cosmetic applications: Clean Beauty's response

New episode in the debate on the relevance of cosmetic applications proposing to decipher ingredient lists: Candice Colin and Dr Claire Gagliolo, co-creators of the Clean Beauty application, denounce the “amalgams” contained in the FEBEA press release calling for “transparency and scientific rigour”*.

Vocal assistants
17 Oct. 2018 Cosmetics news

Voice assistants: new challenges for beauty brands pro

Virtual assistants are everywhere. Google, Alexa, Siri and many others are now integrated into the way we consume digital. If they make life easier for users, they can be a challenge for manufacturers, including beauty professionals. Indeed, the challenge is to become a leading brand in the world of voice ...