CosmeticOBS - L'Observatoire des cosmétiques

Hot news : Cosmetics news Add to my portfolio
pro subscription only feature
see our subscription plans

July 10, 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…

[Read more...]

All articles

The agenda of the CosmeticOBS editorial team
10 July 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…

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

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.

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 ...

11 June 2019 Cosmetics news

French cosmetics industry: powerful… but threatened! pro

At its General Assembly held in Paris on 4 June 2019, FEBEA presented the results of a study on the attractiveness of France’s cosmetics sector. The Federation of Beauty Companies wanted to know better how France and its cosmetics sector are perceived abroad. Verdict: the French signature is still radiant but real ...

11 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Aromadays: the program

The market for essential oils is growing exponentially. It is therefore imperative for manufacturers to be as familiar as possible with the design, claims and prescription of products based on essential oils. The Aromadays, organized by Cosmed, in Avignon on July 4 and 5, are intended to provide all the answers on the ...

06 June 2019 Cosmetics news

MIP: a museum to see… and to smell

The art of Grasse perfumery is part of the French heritage and has just been inscribed on UNESCO’s intangible heritage. In Grasse, the International Museum of Perfumery has been honouring it since 1989. 20 years later, the space has given itself a second youth to offer visitors an ever more immersive ...

04 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Who wants doll's eyelashes?

Long eyelashes with a doll’s eye look have always seduced consumers. Rather than conscientiously applying mascara every day, more “permanent” solutions exist such as eyelash enhancement. The promise? Curled eyelashes, without having to put makeup on them. CosmeticOBS tested this service (Misenlift) at Misencil.

03 June 2019 Cosmetics news

Microbiome, did you say microbiome?

The new stars of the skin are them: bacteria. There are no less than 100,000 billion different microorganisms on our skin. Nothing to whiten, they are the guarantors of the good health of our epidermis. For several years now, scientists have been interested in microbial flora and have been trying to ...

3rd Seminar on Quality in the Cosmetics Industry
03 June 2019 Cosmetics news

3rd Seminar on Quality in the Cosmetics Industry

The 3rd Seminar on Quality in the Cosmetics Industry will be held in Paris on Wednesday 26 and Thursday 27 June 2019. This edition will seek to analyse and provide operational solutions for implementing European, cosmectics GMPS and US and Canadian OTC GMPS. Institutional and industrial angles will be explored in a spirit of cooperation and ...

28 May 2019 Cosmetics news

Biodiversity: minds go green pro

As every year, the UEBT organised its “Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference” in Paris. This event brought together stakeholders from the food, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries to discuss issues such as ethical sourcing, access and sharing of resources and consumer expectations. The 2019 edition, held on May 20 and 21, was sold out. Proof ...

27 May 2019 Cosmetics news

Towards a more beautiful planet pro

Although cosmetics is above all a question of well-being and pleasure, it must nowadays be part of an approach to protect the environment. More and more product manufacturers are shouting out their eco-friendly commitments and even making it their number one priority.

23 May 2019 Cosmetics news

Laboté, in harmony with essential oils

For the past two years, the cosmetics brand Laboté has been offering personalized, up-to-the-minute facial skincare products. Lucille Battail, founder of the brand, has just released her first body product: a nourishing oil enriched with a bouquet of essential oils.

Consumer Safety & Cosmetics
16 May 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics and consumer safety: a Cosmetic Valley event

On June 20, 2019, the Cosmetic Valley is organizing a day of conferences dedicated to innovation for consumer safety. But it is actually two events in one, since the congress is preceded by R&D and BtoB meetings designed to bring together researchers and industrialists around concrete projects on the theme of ...

SEPPIC's Hydralixir
14 May 2019 Cosmetics news

"Vegetable" waters: Seppic's new eco-responsible challenge

Water is an essential component in the formulation of a large majority of cosmetics… but it is also a resource that is becoming rare and precious. To limit its use, and therefore preserve it, Seppic has created a collection of water from algae. The ingredient supplier presented this new product ...

Stéphane Faustin-Leybach – Naos, Elsa Marquier et Jean-Marc Giroux - Cosmed
07 May 2019 Cosmetics news

Purchasing group: Cosmed wins the Golden Trophy

On the occasion of the Purchasing Decision Trophies, held on April 9 in Paris, Cosmed was awarded the Gold Trophy in the “Agility of the Purchasing Function” category. The icing on the cake: it is the only purchasing group in the cosmetics sector to have been awarded at this event.

Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2019
06 May 2019 Cosmetics news

New horizons on the agenda of the 2019 Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference

The 2019 edition of the Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference will be held in Brussels on 12 and 13 June. In its plenary and parallel sessions, it will address key topics of the moment for the cosmetics industry: new horizons for Regulation 1223/2009, sustainability, consumers, risk-based safety assessment… Ask for the program!

Effaclar Spotscan
02 May 2019 Cosmetics news

Effaclar Spotscan: the application for monitoring imperfections

Acne is one of the most common skin disorders in France. Nearly 3.3 million people have it. To help them analyze the state of their skin and encourage them to take care of it, La Roche Posay has developed a mobile and free application.

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference : l'édition 2019
25 April 2019 Cosmetics news

Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference: the 2019 edition

The annual Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference is on your radar for 20 and 21 May in Paris. This is the premier event for the beauty and cosmetics sector to discuss consumer demand for ethical products, how biodiversity – and the deepening loss of it - is shaping the industry, and how companies must develop ...

European Parliament resolution for a comprehensive framework on endocrine disruptors
23 April 2019 Cosmetics news

European Parliament resolution for a comprehensive framework on endocrine disruptors

The European Parliament voted in favour of this resolution on 18 April 2019 by an overwhelming majority. Considering that “there is no valid reason to postpone effective regulation,” MEPs ask the Commission to make, by June 2020 at the latest, legislative proposals to insert specific provisions for endocrine disruptors, similar to those applicable to CMRs, into ...

16 April 2019 Cosmetics news

Sustainability is reaching packaging suppliers

More and more cosmetic packaging professionals are committing themselves to nature and integrating “green” processes into their companies. This is particularly the case since many events such as the Sustainable Packaging Investment Summit and Cosmoprof highlight this trend

Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference 2019
15 April 2019 Cosmetics news

Authentic and innovative into the future: theme of the upcoming Berlin Conference on Natural Cosmetics

“Authentic and innovative into the future“ is the motto of the Natural & Organic Cosmetics Conference held September 24 & 25, 2019, in Berlin. More than 250 executives from the entire cosmetics industry will focus on essential topics in presentations, panels and discussion groups.

New postponement of Brexit
11 April 2019 Cosmetics news

Brexinfinite: here we go again for a… flexible postponement

It wasn’t March 29, 2019 as planned. It was also not on April 12 as announced. On the night of 10-11 April, EU leaders and British Prime Minister Theresa May agreed to postpone the Brexit until 31 October. A flexible period, during which all scenarios are possible.

09 April 2019 Cosmetics news

A soap named desire

It is impossible to walk around the alleys of the Cosmoprof pavilion dedicated to natural cosmetics without noticing the omnipresence of… soap! For the 2019 edition of the Bologna International Exhibition, this iconic product was proudly displayed on many stands. It doesn’t matter the size, the perfume or the origin, as ...

02 April 2019 Cosmetics news

Cosmoprof, "the place to be" pro

2900 exhibitors, 260 000 visitors, about thirty pavilions… Cosmoprof’s figures are enough to make you dizzy. For this edition, considered as the biggest international cosmetics event, all the brands came to Bologna in large numbers from 14 to 18 March 2019. The French also made the trip, determined to defend their colours and expertise to buyers all ...

Brexit: the
01 April 2019 Cosmetics news

Brexit: the "No-Deal" scenario is likely to happen on April 12

After the British House of Commons voted again against the EU exit agreement on March 29, 2019, the European Commission announced the “No-Deal” scenario “likely” on 12 April. Without agreement, whether global or sectoral, and without a transition period.

Skin Microbiome
29 March 2019 Cosmetics news

Skin Microbiome 2019: the program

The skin microbiome is so trendy that congresses are entirely dedicated to it. While the 2018 edition was sold out, Kisaco Research is renewing Skin Microbiome in Boston, Massachusetts, from May 29 to 30, 2019. Two days of conferences based on the latest microbiome data, in order to give all the keys to cosmetics industry ...

U'Cosmetics 2019
28 March 2019 Cosmetics news

U'Cosmetics 2019: the winners

For the past 10 years, the University of UCO Bretagne Nord has been organising a cosmetic innovation competition for students. Open to all schools in France and around the world, this competition aims to professionalize as much as possible the cosmeticians of tomorrow. For this new edition, the participants worked on how ...

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

SignalConso: DGCCRF's new complaints platform

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 ...

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.