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June 4, 2019 | Ingredients news

OECD: two publications on nanomaterials pro

On 27 May 2019, the OECD added two new opuses to its series on the safety of manufactured nanomaterials. These Nos. 90 and 91 are intended to facilitate the identification of the most relevant parameters and best available methods for ensuring data and reporting quality, and focus on physico-chemical information.

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The Observatory of Cosmetics
07 Feb. 2013 Professional bodies

A new OCTA for the cosmetic apprenticeship tax

Cosmed lets it know that a new body, a National Organism to collect and assign the apprenticeship tax (an OCTA, as per the French acronym) dedicated to the French cosmetic world. Cosmed, an association of cosmetic SMEs, is now an accredited collection organism, and is happy to have a new ...

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01 Feb. 2013 Professional bodies

Distributors: the FEBEA keeps you informed on your new obligations

Most of the actors of the cosmetic world are aware of the major changes involved by the Regulation 1223/2009, which will be implemented in full on 11 July 2013, in lieu of the Directive on cosmetics. On the other hand, the distributors, though also affected by the new requirements, are less sensitized. Therefore ...

19 Nov. 2012 Professional bodies

"Life, more beautiful?" becomes"beautiful & good"

After more than 10 years of action, the association changes its identity and thus affirms its membership of the international network"look good feel better". A program in 25 countries that has now supported more than 1,500,000 women with cancer worldwide.

18 Oct. 2012 Professional bodies

The One Voice label unfurls in blue

Thanks to a second certification level, called “Blue", One Voice makes its certification available to much more products and brands. In order to get the “Blue” certification, only two criteria are mandatory: vegan, and not animal-tested. With “Blue", One Voice will be even more often with consumers who look after ...

09 Oct. 2012 Professional bodies

Cosmebio recalls its opposition to GMOs

Since ten years, the Cosmebio Charter bans any use of genetically modified vegetable raw materials. Following the publication of the Professor Gilles-Eric Séralini’s study on GMOs, Cosmebio reminds everyone that the association has chosen to apply the principle of precaution about the using of GMOs in Organic labelled cosmetics ...

04 Oct. 2012 Professional bodies

AFNOR: Give your opinion on the future standard on spas

Well-being spas, massage parlours, cosmetic centres, beauty parlours, thalassotherapy centres … all the professionals of the “well-being” sector are required, until 15 October, to give comments on the draft standard defining the requirements for designing and running spas, for cares and products provided, as well as on the competency of the personnel.

17 Sept. 2012 Professional bodies

Being: a new label for spas

The spas world is full of standards, labels and of other marks of quality or excellence. One was missing for ecological and sustainable development criteria. Ecocert has displayed one during the Paris Beyond Beauty Exhibition: Being, or a way to link well-being and respect to the planet.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
17 Aug. 2012 Professional bodies

Ecocert suspends the ZinClear approval

Are there nanoparticles in the ZinClear IM 500CCT, a sunscreen marketed by the Australian company Antaria, as whistle-blown by the Australian branch of Friends of the Earth association? Widely used in sunscreens, especially in organic ones, this cosmetic raw material was yet approved by the certification body Ecocert. It has reconsidered ...

01 Aug. 2012 Professional bodies

UVA in vitro: a new ISO standard

This new ISO standard will help laboratories and the cosmetics industry to measure the UVA performance of sunscreen products and will contribute to better protection for people against the harmful rays of the sun. ISO 24443:2012, Determination of sunscreen UVA photoprotection in vitro, gives specifications for an in vitro procedure ...

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27 July 2012 Professional bodies

ICCR sixth annual meeting pro

The International Cooperation on Cosmetics Regulation (ICCR) held its sixth annual meeting (ICCR-6) July 10-13, 2012 in Rockville, Maryland, U.S.A. to discuss issues related to cosmetics and cosmetic-like drug/quasi-drug products. ICCR is an international group of regulatory authorities for cosmetics from Canada, the European Union, Japan, and the United ...

27 June 2012 Professional bodies

Cosmed: a new organisational chart and a new Board of Directors pro

The Cosmed General Assembly was held on June 20, in Paris. Under the stewardship of Jean-Marc Giroux, the association of the cosmetic industry moves on in its path to reorganizing, and established new governance.

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14 May 2012 Professional bodies

Cosmed: the Parisian office is back to service pro

It already existed, at least, on paper, since 2009. With a new manager, a new steering committee, a new budget and a new road map, the Cosmed Parisian office makes a fresh start.

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24 April 2012 Professional bodies

Organic cosmetics: a standard in 2014?

It was sometimes deplored that for natural and organic cosmetics, we did not have an independent reference system, supported by an administrative authority, and indicated by a single logo (such as the AB for food). In 2012, Afnor confirms it: the work is ongoing, and the gap should be filled, at ...

03 Feb. 2012 Professional bodies

Cosmebio is ten years-old … and has grown!

Through its green oval and the three capital letters BIO, the Cosmebio logo is often seen on the cosmetics certified as organic. The Professional Association of Ecological and Organic Cosmetic celebrates its tenth anniversary this year. This is an opportunity to look back to its achievements, and to look forward ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
02 Feb. 2012 Professional bodies

What about COSMOS arriving for real?

One was on the verge to think that the interplanetary rocket launched by the European organic cosmetics labelling bodies was lost in the Cosmos maze, that the so often heralded and waited for COSMOS-standard had dissolved in star dust, such as the dust spread by its main competitor, NaTrue. Not ...

25 Jan. 2012 Professional bodies

Colipa is given a new look, and is known now as Cosmetics Europe pro

The European association of Cosmetics Industries has just releases its new name. Previously known as COLIPA, it is now Cosmetics Europe – The Personal Care Association, and has just put out a press release to give some details on the whereabouts of the change.

05 Jan. 2012 Professional bodies

Cosmed: the 2012 Conferences schedule pro

Open your diaries: Cosmed has just released the dates of its 2012 first semester meetings. Along with the well-known Regulatory Conferences, and the 2nd occurrence of the new International Meetings. Held in Marseille and Paris.

Samuel Gabory, President of Cosmébio
26 Sept. 2011 Professional bodies

A new Charter for Cosmebio cosmetics

Adopted at the General Assembly held in June 2011, the new charter drawn up by the Professional Association of Ecological and Organic Cosmetics was presented by Samuel Gabory (President of Cosmébio until 2014). Explanations.

See the full programme of the International Day on 29 September.
22 Aug. 2011 Professional bodies

Cosmed : 1st International Conference on Exports of cosmetics

On the 29th of September 2011, the first edition of the Cosmed International Conference will be held in Paris, with "Export of cosmetics to Russia and the Middle-East: clues for success" as its topic. The audience will be mainly people responsible of regulation and export, in a growth market for this industry.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
29 June 2011 Professional bodies

Cosmed, Cosmetic Valley : changes in the top management

Two important organizations of the French "cosmetics world" have new managers. The Cosmetic Valley competitiveness cluster has elected as its President a manager from LVMH, Marc-Antoine Jamet, who is the group’s secretary-general. Jean-Marc Giroux is the new President of the Cosmed Association.

02 June 2011 Professional bodies

One Voice : some change brought about

The logo of One Voice is well known; One Voice is an association working for the well-being of animals, which is a guarantee, especially in the cosmetic industry, that no animal testing has been performed. It was known after its rabbit leaping in a two-star oval. A new logo, new ...

08 April 2011 Professional bodies

COSMOS ready to issue certifications

It took some time, but, yes, it seems now that the new COSMOS-Standard frame of reference for natural and organic cosmetics is really and truly ready. If a proof is needed, the the April 2011 press release by the COSMOS-Standard association AISBL, recognizes new certification bodies, and displays also the new logo ...

11 March 2011 Professional bodies

NaTrue: an another step towards a global presence

The NaTrue label, currently in competition with the COSMOS-Standard to become the international standard for natural and ecological cosmetics, advances an additional milestone by announcing a recently signed agreement with the UEBT (Union for Ethical BioTrade) organization. The purpose of this agreement is first and foremost to promote fair trade ...

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04 March 2011 Professional bodies

Alternatives to animal testing of cosmetic ingredients

Nearly 100 scientists from over 70 European organisations met in Cascais (Portugal) from 1st to 3rd of March 2011 to initiate a EUR 50 million research and innovation project designed to imagine new tests in lieu of safety tests carried out on animals. This unique collaboration is possible thanks to the European Union’s Health Programme and to the European ...

21 Feb. 2011 Professional bodies

The COSMOS-Standard has arrived!

Since the time we waited, it was necessary that day comes. The announcement is official: the COSMOS-Standard certification program was launched. We should see the first signs on the labels of our products within the next few weeks.

The Observatory of Cosmetics
24 Nov. 2010 Professional bodies

COSMOS is (really…) for next year!

Those who say that COSMOS died before it was born should be told, the harmonised European organic label for cosmetics is still in motion! In any case, he is far from being buried, as confirmed by Valérie Lemaire, Ecocert’s CEO, at the Natural Beauty Summit held in Paris in ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
30 Sept. 2010 Professional bodies

NaTrue without its stars

We were just getting used to seeing them on the labels, we have to forget them! The stars that differentiated the three levels of NaTrue label requirements for natural cosmetics are disappearing in favour of a single logo. Explanations.

19 May 2010 Professional bodies

Organic cosmetics: a sign from the COSMOS!

natural and organic cosmetics is coming soon. We have already announced so much, hoped for, waited for the first certifications that we were beginning to lose faith in them and think that this new standardized charter would have died before we had lived. And then we just received a proof ...

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04 May 2010 Professional bodies

How about a little cosmetic network?

You probably know more than one network, this English word used to describe all kinds of networks, from the most playful to the most technical… What would you say to add one to your agenda, to develop your professional network this time?

The Observatory of Cosmetics
01 March 2010 Professional bodies

What is in the "Fragrance" of our cosmetics?

The IFRA (International Fragrance Association), official represention of the worldwide actors within the perfume industry, published at this beginning of 2010 a list of 3163 ingredients which can find under the denomination "Fragrance". A gesture of transparency towards consumers increasingly more concerned with their health and that of their planet. Interesting but… is this ...

Betty Santonnat, from the Cosmébio association, explains the progress of the European Cosmos standard during the press briefing on 10 September 2009.
10 Sept. 2009 Professional bodies

COSMOS, after all, is… for next year!

The harmonisation of the different European organic cosmetics labels was a dream… until the various negotiations underway made us think that it would become a reality. “He’s coming,” they said…. We’re not saying anything else today. We’ll just have to wait a little longer….