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June 18, 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 of our professions, CEW-France is bringing together more than 25 stakeholders at the heart of innovation for its 3rd edition of Journée de la Beauté, to be held on June 25 in Paris.

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22 Feb. 2017 Cosmetics news

Connected beauty: 5 apps to decipher cosmetics

It is not always easy to know what our beauty products contain. Although brands must indicate the ingredients used on the packaging (INCI list), their names are not always meaningful to consumers. Several mobile applications were developed to clarify these labels.

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22 Feb. 2017 Cosmetics news

U'Cosmetics 2017: projects selected

On February 9, the pre-jury of the U’Cosmetics competition, dedicated to mineral cosmetics this year, studied the 23 student projects competing. Each team presented their projects in two categories: Innovative Concept and Formulation. Eleven of them were selected for the final round. The winners will be announced on the fringe of ...

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08 Feb. 2017 Cosmetics news

Sustainability, Brexit and Artificial Intelligence at in-cosmetics Global 2017 pro

As Euromonitor International hails UK consumers among the biggest beauty and personal care spenders in Western Europe, the stage is set for in-cosmetics Global as it returns to London for the first time in 15 years. A place to help cosmetic manufacturers expand their knowledge and stay ahead of the beauty revolution.

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30 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

Cosmétagora 2017 best formulas (3/3) pro

Here is the third (and last) part of our special focus on the innovative formulas showcased for the Cosmetagora Formulation Award organized at the 9th edition of this show held by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) on January 10-11. The products were presented by ingredient suppliers, for whom it was ...

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25 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

A mandatory indication for touched up photographs

The ARPP (French Advertising Self-Regulatory Organization) has just confirmed it in a press release: as from January 1, 2017, the indication ‘Photographie retouchée’ (touched up photograph) has been mandatory on the photographs used for commercial purposes of models whose body appearance was modified by an image retouching software to slim down ...

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23 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

Cosmétagora 2017 best formulas (2/3) pro

50 laboratories, mainly cosmetic ingredient suppliers, had entered the lists for the Cosmétagora Formulation Award: the prizes were attributed at the show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) on January 10-11. Here is a special focus on the formulas showcased, which represent sources of inspiration for brands in ...

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18 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

Cosmétagora 2017 best formulas (1/3) pro

Just like every year, the Cosmétagora show organized by the SFC (French Society of Cosmetology) on January 10-11 celebrated cosmetic formula innovations. They are all sources of inspiration for brands, both in terms of product design and marketing concepts. What were the keywords at this 9th edition? Protection, antipollution, naturalness, environmental responsibility… and ...

16 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

Fake cosmetics, real fight

Like many others, the cosmetics industry is the victim of counterfeiting. In addition to being often badly crafted, these imitations expose consumers to certain hazards. As a matter of fact, recent news has shown cosmetics counterfeiting was actually rife, even in France. CosmeticOBS has made investigations.

09 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

Beauty Forum launches the Beauty Business Days

Health and Beauty group will launch the event Beauty Business Day in spring 2017. In addition to being the editor of the monthly B2B magazine Beauty Forum, as well as the organizer of the national tradeshow Beauty Forum Paris, the group is introducing two local business meetings events targeting the regions ...

04 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

Cosmetic counterfeiting: French customs net hit

The National Directorate of Intelligence and Customs Investigations (DNRED) announced on 4 January that it had searched two laboratories manufacturing counterfeit cosmetic products in Seine-et-Marne. Balance sheet: 45,000 counterfeit products seized. A first in France.

02 Jan. 2017 Cosmetics news

2017, a green year for Pantone

For 17 years, Pantone’s Colour of the Year has influenced product development and purchasing decisions in multiple industries, including fashion, home furnishings and industrial design, as well as product packaging and graphic design. Each year, the experts at the Pantone Color Institute comb the world looking for new colour influences, to ...

21 Dec. 2016 Cosmetics news

The good reputation of French beauty brands

A study conducted by the Reputation Institute shows that French beauty companies and brands have a good reputation thanks to the quality of their products and services, just as their economic performances. But their margins for progress rest upon the CSR policy. Lancôme leads this Beauty RepTrak® 2016 barometer.

16 Dec. 2016 Cosmetics news

Grand Musée du Parfum: a smell of success

The Parisian Grand Musée du Parfum opened its doors to the general public on Thursday, December 22. Located in the 8th arrondissement of the capital city, this new venue is aimed to make as many people possible discover the subtle art of perfumery. This recreational, unique museum is accessible to all and ...

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14 Dec. 2016 Cosmetics news

Denmark calls the European Commission to maintain the automatic ban on CMRs in cosmetics

Since 2010 there has been an automatic ban on CMR substances in cosmetics throughout the European Union. According to the Danish Minister for Environment and Food, Esben Lunde Larsen, the European Commission no longer supports the automatic ban, and this is 'preposterous'. In a letter, he is encouraging the European Commission to ...

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07 Dec. 2016 Cosmetics news

Face oils: the Top 10 vendors

With new beauty products being launched almost every other day, the global beauty industry is witnessing an insane growth. One such product which has taken the growth of this industry to an altogether new level is the face oils segment. Analysts at Technavio identified some of the major players in ...

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05 Dec. 2016 Cosmetics news

The Monitoring Brand Assets 360 to analyze the overall image of a brand pro

Promise Consulting, a survey and marketing consulting company, specialized in the optimization of brand performance, announces the launch of a Methodology named Monitoring Brand Assets 360. It allows the announcers to measure the contribution of their whole communication and marketing device to their overall image. First results for the cosmetics sector.

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30 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

Do Your Nail Varnish Yourself, seriously?

Aroma-Zone, the DIY cosmetics big boss, will release their first organic and vegan nail varnish range in January 2017. Nothing new here: many brands have already developed products whose formulation is claimed to be more than 80% natural. However, marketing a DIY kit for nail varnish, that is new. And CosmeticOBS tested ...

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29 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

Processing in our digital era

For a long time, the world of subcontracting amounted to execute, in the best conditions possible, the specifications transmitted by a main contractor to a competent organization. But the partnership function in the world of processing and subcontracting is gradually becoming a constant, permanent priority. Here is an example with ...

25 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

U'cosmetics 2017&nbsp: mineral cosmetics in the spotlight

Minerals are sure values that offer many advantages for the formulator as well as for the consumer. Updated thanks to new formulation and packaging technologies, mineral cosmetics is now in the spotlight… and the theme of the 2017 edition of the U'cosmetics event.

23 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

7 beauty Advent calendars to wait until Christmas

Christmas is coming… As the countdown has officially started, it is usually quite hard to wait until D Day. No worries! To help even the most refractory of you behave until they can open their gifts, there is the traditional Advent calendar. So, while children wait with chocolate, we adults ...

08 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

14th Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress: the programme pro

The 14th edition of the Perfumes & Cosmetics Congress will be held in Chartres (France) on the 16th & 17th of November 2016. Regulatory issues have become the major professional concern: this meeting is an opportunity to get up-to-date on the regulations which affect the cosmetic and perfume sector, to exchange with professional counterparts ...

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07 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

France and CosmeticOBS at in-cosmetics Asia

in-cosmetics Asia will put the French personal care market in the spotlight during event in Bangkok from 8-10 November, providing updates on the newest market trends and latest innovations. Leading cosmetic industry commentator L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques will provide valuable insights into the French market, aimed at helping Asia-based manufacturers launch new ...

07 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

French people and marketing emails

There are 49.5 million Internet users in France this year, up 1.6% over 2016. According to a June 2016 survey, Internet users in France open marketing emails when they are sent by trusted brands. Promotions, especially those in line with customer expectations, also help. Lessons for cosmetic brands…

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02 Nov. 2016 Cosmetics news

Halal cosmetics at in-cosmetics Asia pro

The hottest topics in the personal care industry will be discussed at in-cosmetics Asia this year, and few are more on trend than halal products. Regional experts at the forefront of this growing market will come together to share their knowledge and predictions for the future at the event in ...

24 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

Cosmetic 360 has great ambitions pro

The second edition of the Cosmetic 360 show organized by the Cosmetic Valley was held last October 13-14, 2016, at the Carrousel du Louvre in Paris. Its organizers aim to make this event as prestigious as its venue, claiming their ambition to make it a global reference and ensure France remains the ...

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24 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

Formulation challenges at in-cosmetics Asia pro

Emulsion stability, product customisation, K-beauty and paraben alternatives go under the microscope at in-cosmetics Asia. Top beauty specialists will tackle formulation challenges at the largest event of its kind for the Asia Pacific region, which will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8 to 10 November 2016.

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19 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

COSMOS: the new organic label in January 2017

COSMOS signature will become mandatory for all new organic cosmetic products as of 1st January 2007. This European standard will be materialized by a mere mention on labels, but involves changes in the formulations of products and will be applicable worldwide.

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17 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

Beauty Forum Awards: the prize list

Attributed during the Beauty Forum Paris exhibition, held on 9 and 10 October 2016, the Beauty Forum Awards aim to highlight the know-how of beauty and wellness establishments, through their teams, their professionalism and their involvement. A total of 17 awards were presented in six categories.

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12 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

Exploring the impact of pollution on skin at in-cosmetics Asia pro

A new 'Spotlight On Anti-Pollution' feature at in-cosmetics Asia to examine ‘anti-pollution’ products and showcase the latest ground-breaking ingredients redressing the issue. The largest event of its kind for the Asia Pacific region, in-cosmetics Asia will take place in Bangkok, Thailand, from 8 to 10 November 2016.

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10 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

Beauty consultants essential for customers pro

Whether 100% sure about their purchase or completely undecided, perfume shop customers want contact with a beauty consultant! Product recommended, purchase made… Reco Beauty, a marketing study company, has gone over perfume shop customers’ experiences with a fine-tooth comb.

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10 Oct. 2016 Cosmetics news

A carcinogenic compound in lipsticks caps?

The European Environmental Bureau (EEB), federation of environmental citizens’ organisations working for the protection of our environment, denounces a recommendation issued by the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA). If validated, a carcinogenic compound may continue to be used in lipsticks and perfumes caps.

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28 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

ShapePerfection: a new slimming active by Mibelle Bochemistry pro

Mibelle Bochemistry announced the launch of its new slimming active ingredient, ShapePerfection. Combining organic mustard sprout and natural capsaicin, it is designed to order fat cells to transform lipids into heat, to reduce cellulite and centimetres with no effort.

28 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Sustainable Cosmetics Summit: Europe agenda announced pro

Organic Monitor has announced the agenda of the upcoming European edition of the Sustainable Cosmetics Summit. Taking place in Paris on 24-26 October 2016, the European edition will discuss approaches to reduce the environmental impact of cosmetic and personal care products by the use of green materials and packaging.

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28 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Cosmetics: no tests on animals from elsewhere

The issue was raised by the EFfCI (European Federation for Cosmetic Ingredients), which wanted to recognition of the right to market in Europe products containing ingredients tested on animals, on the grounds these tests had been made on the requirement of third countries (Japan and China). The European Court of ...

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26 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Silab: a watershed in dermatology pro

The Silab group is well-known among cosmetic brands for their plant-derived actives. They have recently decided to initiate a diversification phase by inaugurating a new department, Silab Softcare, which will launch a first active to target the treatment of atopic skins intended for the dermocosmetics and dermatology markets.

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21 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

How to comply with Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009

As the 40th anniversary of cosmetics regulations in Europe falls in 2016, three years after it entered into force, Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, which governs all cosmetic products in Europe, is still not that easy to implement on a daily basis. This practical guide by CosmeticOBS explains all the aspects to be known ...

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19 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Data and market perspectives at the Natural and Organic Cosmetics Conference pro

In the first six months of 2016, nature-inspired cosmetics have been in the lead in regard to growth. Natural and organic cosmetics are showing stable growth, but had to deal with 2 percentage points less turnover than nature-inspired cosmetics. The latest market data – collected for the first time by the German Institute for ...

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14 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Serums: le 12 global leaders

With a global population increasingly concerned about aging, as well as greater awareness about the effects of sun damage and not having a proper skincare routine, facial serum has become a highly-demanded product. According to analysts at Technavio, the global facial serum market is expected to grow at a CAGR ...

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12 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Beauty Forum Awards: the Best Beauty Place

Many major events will occur during the first edition of Beauty Paris Forum, to be held on 9 and 10 October 2016. Among them, the Beauty Forum Awards, intended to distinguish the "Best Beauty Place", the preparation of which was an unexpected success.

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07 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

FDA bans 19 ingredients from antibacterial soaps

On September 2, 2016, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a final rule establishing that over-the-counter (OTC) consumer antiseptic wash products containing certain active ingredients can no longer be marketed. FDA says that manufacturers did not demonstrate that the ingredients are both safe for long-term daily use and more ...

07 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

A Grand Musée du Parfum in Paris in December

What was the first perfume known to mankind? How do master perfumers create fragrances? How are smell and emotions connected? How does the sense of smell work with olfactory memory? What raw materials are used in today’s fragrances? Le Grand Musée du Parfum, opening in late 2016, will offer an ...

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05 Sept. 2016 Cosmetics news

Jean-Paul Marty Days 2016: Skin & Environment pro

The 7th edition of the Jean-Paul Marty Days will be held on November 30 and December 1, 2016, and will focus on the theme ‘Skin and Environment’, a topical subject rich in novelty. All its aspects will be tackled by international experts, whether manufacturers, academics, or PhDs. Here is the programme…