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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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12 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

U'Cosmetics 2018: see you on March 15 in Guingamp!

On Thursday 15 March 2018 in Guingamp, U'Cosmetics, a student competition and professional conference, invites you to come and discover the world of up-cycling: this trend which consists in recycling by-products, unused biomass, co-products… The day is organized around seven conferences and will end with the student competition awards.

12 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Women now aiming for toned rather than thin as ideal body shape suggests study

Beauty standards have changed over recent years according to new research, with women now preferring a slim but muscular figure over simply being thin.

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08 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Study links acne with increased risk of depression

07 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

To baldly grow: Japan scientists regrow hair at record rate

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07 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

The future of cyclomethicones (or ‘the extinction of dinosaurs’) pro

‘CosmeticOBS did me the honour of asking what I thought about the future of cyclomethicones. Well, in my humble opinion, there is none.’ Dr Frédéric Lebreux, General Manager of Biorius (specialized in regulatory consulting and supporting cosmetics companies), gave us explanations on the decline of a family of cosmetics ingredients ...

07 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Valentine’s Day without Valentine: a three-step guide

It is the same old story every year: as soon as February shows up, all stores get adorned with heart-shaped decorations to announce the arrival of Valentine’s Day. If celebrating love is indeed a charming concept as such, not everyone appreciates it that much. This year, rather than looking ...

06 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics market and trends in Japan

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 2017, Business France provided an overview of the cosmetics landscape in different regions of the world. This third part takes you ...

06 Feb. 2018 Cosmetics news

Nanomaterials and cosmetics: a Technical Day organised by LNE

Improving the properties of cosmetic products, optimizing manufacturing processes or even obtaining packaging with advanced properties, the unique properties of nanomaterials offer many possibilities. But the media context, regulatory instability, the potential risks associated with some of these substances and the difficulties of reliable characterization are all obstacles to the ...

31 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Makeup for all

The first ‘unisex’ makeup range was released on December 18, 2017. Available online, Jecca offers products for everyone, including the LGBT community, still too little often targeted by the cosmetics industry.

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28 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Microbeads: the beginning of the end

The future of the use of microbeads in the cosmetics industry seems to be clear now. Product manufacturers should be ready to stop making formulas containing plastic microbeads: in France, the prohibition of placing on the market ‘rinse-off exfoliating or cleansing cosmetic products containing solid plastic particles’ came into force ...

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25 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Undeclared nanos: many non-conformities pro

It is to verify the legal compliance with the mandatory labelling declaration for the nanomaterials contained in consumer goods that UFC-Que Choisir had 16 food and cosmetic products analyzed by a laboratory. Here is the result, according to the French consumer association: 8 products analyzed out of 10 do not mention the presence of nanoparticles ...

24 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Skin diagnosis: new beauty snobbery

The era of compulsive cosmetics consumption is over. In parallel to the customizable cosmetics trend, another concept is emerging as fast as ever: skin diagnosis. Ideal to determine your skin profile, it is becoming more and more democratic. Here is a short overview of the different tools available to screen ...

22 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Please conceal these unsightly pores!

Blocked, dilated, or visible pores are a recurring issue for a great part of the population. The appearance of pores is a real skin problem: it is public enemy no. 1 for many of us. As a matter of fact, the cosmetics industry keeps developing new products to try and conceal ...

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17 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

The high-tech skincare solutions set to shake up the industry

Technology is changing our lives - and our beauty routines. If the latest innovations from the cosmetics industry are anything to go by, skincare is in for a major, high-tech overhaul in 2018. Here are some of the concepts that have already made headlines.

17 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Savon de Marseille: a slippery name

Not everything can be called ‘Savon de Marseille’. As the battle is raging among all manufacturers, a new corporation of craftsmen, the ‘Association Savon de Marseille France’ (ASDMF), has burst onto the scene to defend its right to use the oh-so coveted name.

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16 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

Sisley makes a move on hair care

The French luxury beauty label Sisley, which is known for its upmarket skincare, makeup and fragrance solutions, is making its debut into the haircare industry, with the launch of a new brand. Sisley has unveiled ‘Hair Rituel by Sisley' - a six-piece product collection for hair and scalp.

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08 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

BEUC: 'The European Commission’s approach to CMR substances is unlawful' pro

We thought their fate was settled, at least for a good part of them, with the publication expected soon of a Regulation 'Omnibus'. But the process of management of substances classified CMR in cosmetics is still debated. The BEUC (European Consumer Organisation) has just published an open letter to the ...

02 Jan. 2018 Cosmetics news

La Phocéenne de Cosmétique acquires the Lovéa brand

The announcement was made in a press release on January 2, 2018. These two French SMEs are joining forces to gain market power in a market dominated by a few giants…

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20 Dec. 2017 Cosmetics news

U’Cosmetics 2018 embraces recycling

For the 9th annual event, the students of the Catholic University of the West, in Guingamp, Brittany, invite you to discover the world of upcycling, a trend that consists in the valorization of by-products, unused biomass, and co-products. The two parts of the event to take place on March 15, a ...

E3M association launches the ‘Aluminium-free Movement’
11 Dec. 2017 Cosmetics news

Back to the aluminium battle?

Aluminium keeps raising concerns, whether it is contained in drugs, vaccines, or convenience goods, including cosmetics. AT THE END OF 2017, at a symposium they organized, the E3M association relied on scientific presentations to revive the anti-aluminium flame and called for ‘necessary citizen vigilance’ before announcing they were about to launch ...

04 Dec. 2017 Cosmetics news

Anti-aging: give way to benevolence…

Enjoy your age, be positive about time, practice Happy aging, slow lifting, youth coaching, or positive cosmetics… It is no longer time to fight, but to be supportive. This new kindly approach to the skin’s youth has every chance of seducing consumers, but also to change our perspective on ...

27 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

The importance of having beautiful hair for men

In the ‘my hair, my fight’ series, it is now time for men’s behaviour to be gone through with a fine-toothcomb. If these gentlemen often have the reputation not to take care of themselves (except for elementary hygiene rules), a study conducted by Dove last summer deconstructed these clichés ...

22 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

DIY cosmetics: a child’s play?

DIY is real trendy right now, it is absolutely everywhere. The web is teeming with recipes, tutorials, and all kinds of other tips to prepare your own beauty products yourself. What is the promise? Having safe skincare products, knowing what ingredients they contain, and saving money, while having fun. Beyond ...

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21 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

Focus on Germany with Business France pro

Business France organizes a Cosmetic Workshop dedicated to Germany on Friday, December 1st. This informative seminar will be focused on the German 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 ...

20 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

A short guide to hair removal

Hairs die hard. There are plenty of techniques to finally get rid of hairs, but not all of them are adapted to every body part. What type of hair removal for what area? What technique? With or without cosmetics? You will find everything you need to know below.

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17 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

Beauty giants get serious about sustainability with new initiative

Clarins, Coty, L'Oréal and Groupe Rocher have teamed up on a new initiative to encourage sustainability within the beauty industry. The four cosmetics giants worked with EcoVadis, a collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools, on the concept, which has been titled the "Responsible Beauty Initiative" (RBI).

14 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

The right lip care gestures and products in winter

The autumn season is here: the sun goes down earlier, the ground is strewn with tree leaves, and temperatures are falling. Gloves, scarves, and coats are basics to brave the cold, but what about the mouth? This sensitive part directly exposed to the cold also suffers. Of course, to protect ...

14 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

Cosmed Technology Day 2017 pro

Every two years, Cosmed organizes a technology day dedicated to professionals in the cosmetics sector. This year's conference day will be held in Toulouse on November 30, 2017, and will focus on current events and the harmonization of practices in the safety assessment of cosmetic ingredients and finished products.

13 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

How Millennials take good care of their hair

What are Millennials’ hair habits? That is the question American customizable hair care brand Cloud 10 decided to answer. To this aim, in August 2017, they surveyed a panel of 1,000 women aged 18-35, from the United States, and belonging to different social classes.

08 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

15th Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress: the programme pro

As every year, the Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress is held in Chartres on 15 & 16 November 2017, Organized by the Cosmetic Valley, this event is the flagship event for players in the cosmetics industry. Two days of conferences are planned to allow industry and the referral authorities to discuss regulatory issues and problems.

08 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

Connected beauty: cosmetics applications are taking smartphones by storm

68% French people have a smartphone, and several studies have shown they use it four hours a day on average. Given this real 3.0 addiction, skincare brands have decided to play the game: they are now seeking to capture the market of smartphone apps.

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07 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

BASF and Poietis sign new agreement on 3D bioprinting technology pro

Two years after concluding an agreement on research and development in cosmetics, BASF and Poietis announced the signature of a framework agreement on further development and services in the field of 3D bioprinting technology. The main goal is to further improve the 3D laser-assisted bioprinted skin models that have been co-developed since ...

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06 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

5 ways to enter China's e-commerce market pro

They are increasingly using it to sell in China. But how western health & beauty brands can enter China’s $800bn e-commerce market? Here is five ways to start, according to Profitero.

06 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

SEPPIC launches Xylishine, hair repairing and moisturizing ingredient pro

The SEPPIC's new active ingredient, Xylishine, is a bio-inspired (that imitates nature) association of natural sugars mainly from wood and from the brown algae, Pelvetia canaliculata. It is a hair moisturizer that enhances the shine of all hair types.

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06 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

An 'Opium' at €2,000 for 15 ml, anyone?

To celebrate '40 years of success and audacity', Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has called on artist and gilder Manuela Paul-Cavallier to transform the bottle of its iconic 'Opium' fragrance into an exceptional creation. With a striking gold finish, the anniversary edition goes on sale in a very limited quantity this 6th November ...

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01 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

New training partnership for SFC and B2B4C Connexions

B2B4C Connexions will manage and carry out the professional training courses offered by the Société Française de Cosmétologie (SFC) from 1 January 2018. Together, the two organizations are developing a new catalogue of pragmatic training courses that are in line with market challenges.

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01 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

ADF&PCD PARIS 2018: an appointment with packaging pro

Modern packaging conveys emotions and provides real added value. Emerging technologies make packaging ever more attractive, but behind the apparent simplicity of an end product lies a whole world of innovations at work, constantly on the watch, and in a state of perpetual evolution. Paris will once again, in 2018, be ...

01 Nov. 2017 Cosmetics news

Christmas 2017: beauty Advent calendars are here

Still 53 days before Santa Claus shows up with his sack… Instead of crossing out the days on a makeshift calendar until the fateful day, why not make things a bit more pleasant? Beauty Advent calendars started flourishing in stores a few years ago, and have been causing mass hysteria ever since!

30 Oct. 2017 Cosmetics news

Beauty increasingly linked to health

“Health Is The Future Of Beauty” is an exclusive study carried out by Ipsos for L’Oréal Active Cosmetics in five countries (USA, Germany, France, Brazil, China), among 5000 women, to understand the numerous connexions existing between health and beauty. The results of this global survey show that beauty today is becoming ...

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27 Oct. 2017 Cosmetics news

140 cosmetic references containing prohibited substances withdrawn from the market

Last June, the French UFC-Que Choisir magazine denounced the presence of 23 cosmetics containing prohibited ingredients on the market. The two main targeted substances were preservatives: Isobutylparaben and Methylisothiazolinone. Following this announcement, the DGCCRF (French General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control) had announced they would launch investigations ...

25 Oct. 2017 Cosmetics news

A study on the biological effects of screen-emitted light on skin pro

Artificial visible light is everywhere in our modern life. Our mode of social communication confronts us with screens of all kinds and their use is on the rise. Curious to discover the potential consequences of such an environment on skin health, Gattefossé initiated a two-year investigation with Cytoo to determine ...

25 Oct. 2017 Cosmetics news

Hair loss: the story of a social burden

Whether men or women, young or older people, everyone can be affected by hair loss. Alopecia may be punctual or, on the contrary, irreversible. As the Toppik redensifying powders intended to fill in sparse areas are arriving in France, the issue of the malaise related to hair loss is put ...