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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…

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10 Sept. 2018 Cosmetics news

Retail: Seduction operation

If the explosion of e-commerce has significantly revolutionized our lives, the shops are frowning. And for good reason, they have seen a sharp drop in traffic due to the convenience of online shopping. However, they have not yet said their last word and are finding ways to win back customers ...

10 Aug. 2018 Cosmetics news

Endocrine disruptors: why do they raise so much concern?

Endocrine disruptors are substances which can affect the endocrine system. Some of them have the ability to mimic the action of hormones or block their receptors. Others hamper their transport, production, or degradation in the body. The possible consequences of these interactions are most worrying, because they vary a lot ...

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26 July 2018 Cosmetics news

UEBT launches certification label pro

Although the cosmetics industry is doing well, it cannot be denied that it has been facing a climate of mistrust for a while. Consumers expect both transparency and ethics. And it is with this in mind that UEBT created their own certification label as a guarantee for ethical and respectful ...

Sanoflore's garden
25 July 2018 Cosmetics news

Let’s have a walk in the… Sanoflore gardens!

The canonical organic cosmetics brand opens the doors of their botanical garden nestled in the French Vercors region. Sanoflore invites nature lovers to come and stroll along its paths, discover unknown plant species, and also learn a little more about the brand.

24 July 2018 Cosmetics news

Distorted images are a source of anxiety for women

The cosmetic brand Dove is well known for its commitment in favour of ‘real beauty’, to only portraying what is real, true and accurate for women and beauty, and to never present the unachievable, manipulated, flawless images of ‘perfect’ beauty, which the use of retouching tools can promote. The brand ...

23 July 2018 Cosmetics news

ANSM gives some advice about how to choose your sunscreen

Just like every year, during summer holidays, ANSM (French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety) publishes recommendations for risk-free sun exposures. After releasing instructions to make it easier for you to choose your sunscreen, this year, the Agency drafted a technical sheet to select the right product according ...

18 July 2018 Cosmetics news

New levers of influence for consumers

The digital revolution has been on a roll for a while, and information channels have changed. Everything can now be done in one click, and the cosmetics industry is increasingly dealing with particular buyers who get informed before spending their money and no longer believe anything they are told. The ...

17 July 2018 Cosmetics news

French HCSP recommends protecting workers and residents from TiO2 nanoparticles pro

The French Ministries of Health, Labour, and Ecological and Inclusive Transition had requested the HCSP (French Public Health Council) on July 4, 2017 to come up with management measures for protecting workers and residents on production and transformation sites from nano titanium dioxide, these particles manufactured with at least one dimension smaller ...

connected people
16 July 2018 Cosmetics news

Fight against digital pollution: the cosmetics industry is in!

Tablets, smartphones, computers… all these objects seem to be vital for us now. As they became an integral part of our daily lives, they revolutionized our relationship with the ecosystem we live in. But if they are useful in many aspects, they can also be harmful for health. At a ...

04 July 2018 Cosmetics news

Which care program for our hands?

In summer and winter alike, everyday, they have a hard time. Maltreated, out of necessity as well as due to our lack of attention for them, our hands let us know they are in bad condition through dryness, scales and other discomforts. What about giving them a welcome relief using ...

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27 June 2018 Cosmetics news

The 2018 UEBT Biodiversity Barometer

For the 10th year in a row, UEBT have revealed their Biodiversity Barometer. This project is aimed to evaluate the knowledge and interest of consumers all around the world in ethical ingredient sourcing. Over the past decade, 64,000 people were surveyed. UEBT unveiled the results of the 2018 edition at a congress ...

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20 June 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmecert in practice pro

After several years of work, Cosmébio has just launched an inspection and certification body, Cosmecert. Cosmébio’s Director Nicolas Bertrand introduced it at the association’s General Assembly held in Paris on June 5, 2018.

hairy man
18 June 2018 Cosmetics news

Do you speak hairy?

Anyone will have noticed that men increasingly sport their hairs on their faces (facial hair is still not on a roll among women…). More than a fashionable phenomenon, the beard tells more than we think about those who wear it. The Bic Shave Club and Opinion Way took interest in ...

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13 June 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics & safety: FEBEA intends to reassure consumers

The climate of distrust towards cosmetics and the industry is getting heavier and heavier. And for good reason: consumers no longer know who to believe, given all the health scandals relayed by the consumer press. As a result, FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies) launched a campaign focused on cosmetic ...

ERI 360° Label
12 June 2018 Cosmetics news

ERI 360°: a label for eco-responsible ingredients pro

The "green revolution of the extraction industry has led in the past few years to a technological shift towards eco-extraction, which should include the societal responsibility of businesses in the process. It is from this observation that the ERI 360° Label, for Eco Responsible Ingredient, is born.

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12 June 2018 Cosmetics news

CEW to hold 2nd annual ‘Beauty Day’

After a sellout last year, CEW continues the adventure to offer the industry’s professionals a whole day of conferences and round tables. Designed as a ‘beauty break’, the event will be held in Paris next July 4, 2018.

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11 June 2018 Cosmetics news

The 6 winners of the Cosmébio Trophées de l’Excellence

Just like every year, the professional association of ecological and organic cosmetics awarded its Trophies of Excellence. The ceremony was organized at Cosmébio’s General Assembly held in Paris last June 7, 2018.

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29 May 2018 Cosmetics news

UEBT Beauty of Sourcing with Respect Conference on 19-20 June 2018 in Paris pro

How we grow, collect and use nature has profound implications for our living planet. For ten years, UEBT has been working with companies to commit to sourcing with respect for people and biodiversity. This 19-20 June in Paris, companies from the beauty, food, beverage and pharmaceutical sectors will be coming together for ...

RIVM Alert - Claire's Products Containing Asbestos
14 May 2018 Cosmetics news

RIVM advises on health risks after using make-up with asbestos pro

RIVM was asked to give advice to the Human Environment and Transport Inspectorate in the Netherlands after asbestos was found in two make-up products. During the use of these products, the estimated number of asbestos fibres in the air is unacceptably high. The risk of asbestos-related diseases for children who ...

CosmeticDays 2018 Poster
09 May 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetic Days 2018: a two-day congress dedicated to essential oils pro

For its fourth edition, the scientific, technical and regulatory congress CosmeticDays, organized by par Cosmed, is devoted to essential oils in cosmetics, medical devices, biocides and aromatherapy. On the agenda: 22 conferences and an exhibition hall for SMEs, start-ups, public research laboratories and large companies to present their expertise and their ...

Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference Poster
02 May 2018 Cosmetics news

The 6th Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference to be held in London in June pro

The Anti-Ageing Skin Care Conference, organized by Summit Events, is a global forum exploring the science, technology and future of the anti-ageing sector. This 2-day international meeting is established as a high-level forum for in-depth presentations and discussions on the scientific, regulatory and marketing issues affecting this highly relevant and rapidly ...

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30 April 2018 Cosmetics news

There is only a spray between organic waste and luxurious perfume

What if waste, which is usually little inviting, was offered a new life? État Libre d’Orange and advertising agency Ogilvy Paris actually banked on this idea, as they announced the release of a perfume derived from perfumery residues and garbage in autumn 2018.

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16 April 2018 Cosmetics news

ANSES launches a database of more than 500 toxicity reference values pro

Anses just launched a database it has developed that contains around 500 TRVs (toxicity reference values), some of them being used in cosmetics, aimed to be used by the various players involved in risk governance: companies, public expert appraisal bodies and authorities tasked with risk management. These TRVs are also available via ...

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02 April 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics and Epigenetics: deciphering the genetic dream, between regulations and marketing pro

Cosmetics formulation requires being familiar with regulations, but also with most diverse disciplines including Biology, Physiology, Galenics, Toxicology, Physico-chemistry, Microbiology… and today, there is something missing in this list: genetics! Here are a few explanations with Corinne Benoliel, of Institut Scientis and LMIS, and Jean-Christophe Choulot, of the Ales Group ...

FEBEA's White Book Cover
21 March 2018 Cosmetics news

Circular economy and cosmetics: FEBEA publishes a list of good practices

Today, environmental preservation is a fundamental issue for all industries, including cosmetics. As regards the planet’s wellness, brands need to play the game and constantly rethink their production mode to preserve natural resources. FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies) has just published the first White Paper on this issue ...

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20 March 2018 Cosmetics news

2nd annual Rencontres de la Qualité Cosmétique pro

For the second year in a row, training expert IFIS and FEBEA, the French Federation of Beauty Companies, are organizing the Rencontres de la Qualité Cosmétique: two days of conferences and discussions on Good Manufacturing Practices, with a view to provide explanations about regulatory expectations for their operational application. The ...

Winners of U'Cosmetics 2018
19 March 2018 Cosmetics news

2018 U'Cosmetics competition: prizewinners

On March 15, the jury of the U’Cosmetics competition, which was dedicated to up-cycling this year, attributed their awards to the teams that presented the most interesting projects in two categories: Innovative Concept and Formulation. Beware, they may be the cosmetics we will all use tomorrow! And the winners are…

13 March 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference: registration is open pro

The Cosmetics Europe Annual Conference 2018 will take place in Brussels on June 13-14. Under this year’s theme 'Essentials for daily life', CEAC 2018 will feature both panel discussions and numerous parallel sessions. The programme is dedicated to exploring general, technical and regulatory developments in the cosmetics industry. Early bird discounts will be available ...

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07 March 2018 Cosmetics news

Focus on Japan with Business France pro

Business France organizes a Cosmetic Workshop dedicated to Japan on Tuesday, March 20th. This informative seminar will be focused on the Japanese market and regulatory framework and will help participating companies make an update on the conditions for placing cosmetic products on the market in this country. You still have a ...

07 March 2018 Cosmetics news

Packitoo: the app that revolutionizes the search for packaging manufacturers

Brands know it better than anyone: it can be a long, hard battle to design packaging. Indeed, it is not always that simple to find the right service provider, because of the complexity of the packaging world. As all business segments initiated their own digital transition, players still lacked a ...

28 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Hemp in cosmetics

When you hear the name of this plant, you do not necessarily associate it with the beauty industry. And yet, hemp and other varieties in the same family actually have significant cosmetics virtues. We met Laure Bouguen, founder of the Ho Karan brand (based on hemp oil) and an activist ...

28 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

U’Cosmetics 2018 competition: the 10 finalist teams

U’Cosmetics was created nine years ago as an event combining a student competition and a professional colloquium focused on cosmetics innovation. This national formulation competition aims to introduce new talents to cosmetics professionals both from small businesses and major groups. Here are the ten competing projects – the winners will ...

27 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

B.I.O. N'Days discovers Generation Organic pro

What consumers will represent Generations Z and Alpha tomorrow? How important will organic products be for people aged 18-24 in 2030? To answer these questions, Cluster Bio and Cluster Nova Child conducted a survey all across France. The results will be presented at the 5th annual B.I.O. N’Days. This global event ...

21 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Silab presents Neurofense®, a natural neuro-soothing active ingredient pro

Neurofense®, developed by Silab laboratory, is a an overall natural neuro-soothing active ingredient, derived from the roots of red sage (Salvia miltiorrhiza) which enables Caucasian and Asian sensitive skin exposed to cold and pollution to recover comfort and protection by targeting the three biological components of skin sensitivity. Here is ...

21 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Aptar Beauty + Home presents the sample "total expérience" pro

Why distribute a simple sample when you can offer your future customers a total experience through an object that revolutionises the concept of try before you buy? This is the challenge that Aptar Beauty + Home met for Yves Saint Laurent, creating a miniature version of its Touche Eclat Cushion foundation ...

19 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

wesource: the new Seppic brand dedicated to actives pro

Seppic have just announced the creation of wesource, a dedicated brand to gather all its cosmetics actives from plant-based chemistry, marine biotechnologies and botanical extraction. With this brand, Seppic aims to give its customers a better understanding and consistency of its active ingredients portfolio.

19 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Eyeliners for dummies

Sporting an elegant black – or coloured! – line on the upper lid is one of the makeup fundamentals to absolutely manage. This classic technique embellishes the gaze day or night, and it is never too much. The only drawback is that tracing a perfect, straight line to get the prettiest comma ...

15 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

French cosmetics still world leader

2017 marks a new record for French cosmetics, whose exports exceed 13 billion euros (+12% compared to 2016). The cosmetics industry is therefore still experiencing strong growth and remains one of France's export drivers. The sector thus confirmed its dynamism with a positive trade balance of 10.5 billion euros, which increased by nearly 14%.

14 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Dark spots: when your hands betray your age

There is no doubt that for many of us, getting older without the visible signs of skin aging is the ultimate dream. If the cosmetics industry proves doubly ingenious to offer face care products, the other body parts are often overlooked, in particular the back of the hands, although they ...

13 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics market and trends in the United Arab Emirates

Everyone knows the cosmetics industry is one of the most flourishing in the world. However, trends and consumers’ desires vary from one country to another. At the Cosmed International Congress organized on June 9, 2017, Business France provided an overview of the cosmetics landscape in different regions of the world ...

13 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

International COSMED 2018 Meetings pro

Every year, COSMED organizes, in partnership with Business France, a day devoted to the international regulations of cosmetic products. This year's theme: What regulatory obstacles to a"cosmetic product world"? These meetings are aimed at all professionals in the cosmetics industry who wish to keep abreast of recent changes ...

13 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

COSMED 2018 Regulatory Meetings pro

Each year, COSMED organizes a day devoted to the French and European regulations of cosmetic products. These Regulatory Meetings allow all professionals in the sector to be informed on the latest regulatory news in the cosmetics sector, to exchange with regulatory authorities and experts. They will take place this year ...