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Sept. 16, 2019 | Cosmetics news

Packaging innovation: the airtight stick pro

Nomad, convenient, not dirty, the packaging in stick to please everything… except that it is not airtight. To address this issue, Korean packaging manufacturer Samhwa has just launched a case that protects the formulas against all external aggressions.

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10 May 2017 Cosmetics news

US: Johnson & Johnson once again sentenced in a cancer-case linked to the use of talc

On May 4, a Missouri jury has ordered Johnson & Johnson and Imery's Talc to pay $110.5 million to a Virginia woman who developed ovarian cancer following years of genital talcum powder use. In February 2016, another jury in the same state has ordered the cosmetic company to pay $72 million to ...

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03 May 2017 Cosmetics news

In-Cosmetics 2017: a catalogue of new actives (2/5) pro

The 2017 London edition of the in-cosmetics show was an opportunity for cosmetic ingredient suppliers to showcase their new actives launched over the past six months: many technical innovations for an anti-pollution or anti-aging effect, for preservation, or for various skin and hair care aspects, but marked by the desire to preserve ...

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26 April 2017 Cosmetics news

In-Cosmetics 2017: a catalogue of new actives (1/5) pro

The 2017 London edition of the in-cosmetics show was an opportunity for cosmetic ingredient suppliers to showcase their new actives launched over the past six months: many technical innovations for an anti-pollution or anti-aging effect, for preservation, or for various skin and hair care aspects, but marked by the desire to preserve ...

26 April 2017 Cosmetics news

Blue light: contemporaneous pollution

A recent obsession of the cosmetics industry, blue light has become public enemy number one: it is harmful for health and contributes to skin aging. But, where does it come from and how does it act on the body? CosmeticOBS enlightens you in this article.

26 April 2017 Cosmetics news

Organization of the very first French national championships of… beards!

Attention all bearded men proudly sporting hair worthy of the greatest rock stars. A tailor-made competition will be held in Paris on June 17, 2017. Exclusively reserved for men, these championships will reward both the most attractive beards and the beards best taken care of.

21 April 2017 Cosmetics news

Black mask against black spots: the FEBEA rings the alarm bell

If you spend time on social networks, you can't ignore the"black mask anti-blackhead". Plebiscited by a large number, this product, supposed to purify the skin, is in the news. Indeed, many cases of irritation, burns and allergies have been reported by users.

19 April 2017 Cosmetics news

Animal testing: cosmetic brands suspected of fraud

Although selling beauty products tested on animals is banned by European cosmetics regulations, it seems several major groups have not been following the rule. Indeed, PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has reported products marketed in the UK bear the same name in China, a country where animal ...

19 April 2017 Cosmetics news

Beauty: social networks influence 72% of consumers

Instagram and Facebook have published reports on the effect of their networks on how their users consume cosmetics. From the greatest brands to more modest companies, not to mention bloggers and even ordinary people, everyone contributes to sharing beauty on the web.

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17 April 2017 Cosmetics news

The 4 Gold ingredients of in-cosmetics Global 2017 pro

The in-cosmetics Global show held on April 4-6 in London rewarded the best cosmetic ingredients launched over the past six months in several categories. Here is a detailed report on the four winners in the following categories: Active Ingredients, Functional ingredients, Green ingredients, and Make-Up.

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10 April 2017 Cosmetics news

The Awards of in-cosmetics Global 2017 pro

The in-cosmetics Global, which was held on 4-6 April in London, awarded the best cosmetic ingredients launched in the last six months in several categories. In total, around 100 entries were received from suppliers based across the globe.

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29 March 2017 Cosmetics news

2017 U'Cosmetics competition: prizewinners

On March 16, the jury of the U’Cosmetics competition, which was dedicated to mineral cosmetics 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 ...

22 March 2017 Cosmetics news

Free cosmetics testing: when trials turn into con tricks

The European Consumer Centre France has sounded the alarm, informing the DGCCRF (French General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control) of a number of consumer complaints about cosmetics available for testing online. These free tests actually concealed costly fraudulent subscriptions.

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14 March 2017 Cosmetics news

A portal to report adverse effects

On March 13, the French Minister of Social Affairs and Health launched a new online portal to declare adverse effects with a negative impact on health. Open to the general public and professionals, it comprises a section dedicated to cosmetic products.

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27 Feb. 2017 Cosmetics news

What does CETA change for cosmetics? pro

On February 15, the European Parliament approved CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement between Europe and Canada. Although it still remains for the 38 national and regional Parliaments of the European Union to give it the green light, most of the measures provided for should start being provisionally applied as ...

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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.