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Jan. 25, 2017 | L'effet miroir

Concordance: tailor-made beauty products

La Cosmétothèque offers you today to retrace an adventure, a project that carried within it many ferments of innovation… that confirmed brands are pursuing today with similar projects. And remember that sometimes being right too soon is a big wrong!

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25 Jan. 2017 L'effet miroir

Concordance: tailor-made beauty products

La Cosmétothèque offers you today to retrace an adventure, a project that carried within it many ferments of innovation… that confirmed brands are pursuing today with similar projects. And remember that sometimes being right too soon is a big wrong!

06 April 2016 L'effet miroir

Binary cosmetics: an original approach to the silhouette

As part of the forgotten concepts, we publish today a contribution by Étienne Soudant concerning the development of an original product from the early 2000s. It concerns more specifically preparations for the body addressing the problem of reshaping the silhouette.

17 Feb. 2016 L'effet miroir

PurCellin™, the story of an ester who became a star

From Greek"bios", life, and"mimesis", imitation, biomimicry observes and draws inspiration from nature to produce environmentally friendly applications. This global approach holds great promise for discovery. We do not often enough remember that this subject, particularly topical, has already been the subject of much research in the past, with, in some ...

13 Jan. 2016 L'effet miroir

Forgotten concepts : The colour of the skin through the ingredients

In the series"Forgotten Concepts", we address today the often discussed question of skin colour in relation to tanning. This question is important and has always been a central concern in the beauty process and, by extension, in the cosmetics industry. Many approaches have been considered, ranging from very light skin ...

06 Jan. 2016 L'effet miroir

Forgotten Concepts

The cosmetics industry has long practiced, and sometimes without knowing it, what is now called storytelling. Storytelling or"storytelling" is a method used in communication. It is based on a narrative structure of discourse that is similar to that of stories. Literally, this translates into telling a story;

22 Oct. 2014 L'effet miroir

To grow or not to grow: the eternal question

Let's not always be so serious as to confine ourselves to boredom, let scientists get lost in the lyrical and literary ! Enjoy your reading.

24 Sept. 2014 L'effet miroir

Mirror effect on the IFSCC Congress

The 2014 IFSCC Congress will be held in Paris at the end of October this year. A long history already associates this Federation with the French Society of Cosmetology. In official documents, one finds that the idea of an International Federation would have been put forward in 1956, and would have taken a ...

11 June 2014 L'effet miroir

Tho-Radia: the history of a range beyond cosmetics

Anyone interested in the world of cosmetics has already seen this emblematic image: the face of a typical platinum blonde from the 1930s illuminated by an open cream jar. A thousand times declined on posters, inserts and other advertising booklets, this young woman was, in the Roaring Twenties, the muse of ...

28 May 2014 L'effet miroir

Radioactive beauty!

We are in the 21st century, and for the younger generations who have known Fukushima, Chernobyl or Three Miles Island, it may seem crazy to discover that radioactivity was a miraculous step, and even more so in the field of beauty. This is what the excellent thematic exhibition at the Palais ...

26 Feb. 2014 L'effet miroir

90, man, I'm 90 tomorrow. Can you believe it?

Saul has the blues tonight. He is the last customer at Joes', a bar in Lower Manhattan, and Bronco, the tender bar, would like to close up and go home. But, what do you want, the 240 kg (and maybe a little more, but don't tell Ruth, his wife) of this former ...