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Dec. 18, 2018 | Products

Cold and its use in beauty

Cold skin treatment is one of the most popular modern beauty rituals. The effects of cold have been known for many years and have been used in many different ways. Beauty experts have long used this practice in spas and skin care. Korean women, in particular, are renowned for their beauty rituals, and cold skin treatment is a constant in their skin care. To complete the saga of the different effects having an activity on the skin as part of beauty routines, let’s take a quick look at what cold can bring in this area.

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flower in the snow
18 Dec. 2018 Products

Cold and its use in beauty

Cold skin treatment is one of the most popular modern beauty rituals. The effects of cold have been known for many years and have been used in many different ways. Beauty experts have long used this practice in spas and skin care. Korean women, in particular, are renowned for their ...

The Anti-ageing mist by Filorga
13 Nov. 2018 Products

The water-based anti-ageing perfume: an innovative product

The use of odoriferous molecules in skin care is not a very recent process. Indeed, for a very long time, the use of this type of substance has been common, both in hygiene products and in facial care. What our elders called essences have long made it possible to produce ...

Nail polish
16 Oct. 2018 Products

Spotlight on nails!

We have seen recently the nail that knows how to record your solar level exposure. Now, it’s a new nail enamel sensitive to light. And for once, something is happening in the nail enamel world!

Light and skin
27 March 2018 Products

Modern use of light in beauty

The use of light techniques in the field of beauty has been known for many years. Beyond the practices that consisted in exposing oneself to the sun for hours in the hope of seeing one's hair lighten, the first"modern" applications were developed around techniques using lasers or pulsed light. However, ...

27 Feb. 2018 Products

A short history of shaving through products: Part 4 - Shaving accompaniment products

After very simple and very common products to prepare for shaving, the industry has focused on formulating more specific products to accompany shaving procedures. These products are particularly oriented towards what is called dry shaving, and more specifically in the case of electric shaving. These products come in many forms: ...

30 Jan. 2018 Products

Electricity at the service of beauty

In recent years, the study of electrical currents that can be used for beauty care has given rise to in-depth research and has contributed to the creation of a new technical specialization: aesthetic or electro-aesthetic electricity. In addition to the many existing devices in the aesthetic cabin environment, a few ...

19 Dec. 2017 Products

Mechanics to the rescue of beauty

Little boys have known the , this simple but ingenious toy that introduced them to the logic of mechanical assembly and assemblies. Little girls, when they grow up, may also be interested in mechanics, but to manage their beauty through a new science called mechanobiology.

14 June 2017 Products

A short history of shaving through products: Part 3 - Hot shaving

The practice of shaving is often, if not almost automatically, associated with the use of products that either facilitate or complement it, or take into account specific and particular problems. In this contribution, we will gradually see the different typologies of products used in these practices.

31 May 2017 Products

A short history of shaving through products - Part 2: foams and gels

The practice of shaving is often, if not almost automatically, associated with the use of products that either facilitate or complement it, or take into account specific and particular problems. In this contribution, we will gradually see the different typologies of products used in these practices.

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03 May 2017 Products

A short history of shaving through products: Part 1

The practice of shaving is often, if not almost automatically, associated with the use of products that either facilitate or complement it, or take into account specific and particular problems. In this contribution, devoted to liquids, powders, soaps and shaving creams, we will gradually see the different types of products ...

19 April 2017 Products

Instrumental Beauty 2 - Mechanical stress

They mechanically stimulate the skin to provoke a positive response. A distinction is made between techniques such as palpating and rolling, claping and pinching. Their principle of operation is to provoke a reaction of the skin to a mechanical stimulus. This category also includes cleaning brush appliances or certain gentle ...

05 April 2017 Products

Beauty toys or beauty objects - Introduction

Some people think that beauty objects, what we now call beauty toys, are recent inventions. In fact, people have always been interested in how to maintain beauty with various and varied instruments. The Cosmetotheque proposes here a series of articles on this theme.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
22 March 2017 Products

Shaving through products and tools: Part 1

After having known many fashions and tendencies and while the art of the beard returned to the taste of the day, we very often forgot certain objects or the products which went with, even the techniques which were at the base of this ancestral art.

08 March 2017 Products

Cleansing oils

Make-up removal is an essential act in beauty routines. There are many types of products on the market that perform this function effectively. Today, the Cosmetotheque is interested in the formulation concepts underlying the category of make-up remover oils, one of the oldest products.

CosmeticOBS - Observatoire des Cosmétiques
22 Feb. 2017 Products

History of sun protection products, cosmetics of recent appearance

The history of sun protection products is not lacking in spice. These products, which were placed on the market without yet existing methods for evaluating their efficacy, constitute a class apart from other cosmetic products. If the part of dream is undeniable and well excusable in the field of anti-aging ...

08 Feb. 2017 Products

The cold cream of the 3rd millennium

Cold cream has been and remains one of the monuments of cosmetics. This product that had to be kept cold, or that was cold to apply, or both, has been emulated by many. There's still a reference. Today, in the series "Les concepts oubliés", Stéphanie Machon tells us the story ...

04 Nov. 2015 Products

Nail polish with water&nbsp: where are we&nbsp?

In the great saga of nail polish, one question has come up repeatedly for many years, that of water-based varnishes. Long reserved for children, a marginal market, they continue to arouse interest. What has happened so far? We asked an expert on these issues to give us an update. Jean ...

06 May 2015 Products

Gel varnishes first appeared in the United States in the 1980s, but met with limited success. At the time, lamp and gel manufacturers themselves had not succeeded in developing high-performance products. By the late 1980s, many companies had withdrawn their products from the market. But at the end of the 90s, gel varnishes ...

15 April 2015 Products

Médiesthétique or Médi-Cosmétique®

You have heard about it, or you will hear about it, because this new approach to beauty will continue to develop and, therefore, needs to be defined. Like any category, when things begin to take on a palpable dimension, this need for definition becomes apparent.

11 March 2015 Products

Eye contour make-up removal

The cleansing of the eye contour area is often approached through specific products, taking into account both the particularity of this area characterized by increased sensitivity, and that of the products, particularly those resistant to water.

04 March 2015 Products

Waterproof mascara

Here we will approach waterproof mascara through two contributions. We owe the first to a man of the art, Christophe Delas, who directs the R&D activities of a company specialising in this product category and based in Luxembourg. Christophe makes a general point on the formulation through his experience. More ...

18 Feb. 2015 Products

Up date Varnish: technological review of nail varnish - Color and texture

Many women now consider nail polish an integral part of their makeup routine. In some cases, it is part of their overall appearance, in others, it is itself a bold fashion statement. The practice of what is now called"Nail art", which has developed dramatically in recent years, is due to ...

21 Jan. 2015 Products

Automatic mascara: part 1, Water-based

The so-called automatic mascara, which is not automatic in the sense that it does nothing on its own, essentially has the character of an automatic mascara;This means that the product can be applied directly to the lash with an applicator.

10 Dec. 2014 Products

The Mascara : the story

The first traces of the use of mascara date back to ancient Egypt, around 3000 BC. Egyptian women used a"kohl" made of a mixture of animal fat, antimony and soot. So mascara was originally antimony powder.

29 Oct. 2014 Products

My cove at the bottom of the woods

In five minutes, the sunbeam will hit that rock up there on the submarine and give us a beautiful mini rainbow. The Submarine is this mass of rocks and grass in the middle of the landscape. It is said that the mascaras were born very close to here, in Morgiou, ...

02 April 2014 Products

A short history of nail polish in the USA

This Sunday, June 8, 1919, Sergeant Doe wakes up particularly happy. He'll be able to build his Triumph Bonneville bought two months ago at the Puces de Trenton. Sergeant Doe doesn't know New Jersey very well, he's only there for professional reasons. His Army Corps of Engineers seconded him to Princeton University ...

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05 Feb. 2014 Products

Nail polish (part 2)

Continuation of the long history of nail polish, with its more technical aspects. After the birth of the concept and the development of this flagship cosmetic product, this time we see things from a more technical formulation angle.

123rf
21 Jan. 2014 Products

Nail polish (part 1)

Nail polish has become one of the leading products in the cosmetics industry, and make-up in particular. In its current form, it is the last great make-up product that has been designed and has been a huge success… after a long history.

21 Jan. 2014 Products

The saga of Chanel's Rouge Noir

The nail polish saga at Chanel began in 1974 with the relaunch of a range of lipstick and associated nail polish. It was the first brick of the global beauty approach that Chanel proposed on the market under the name of"Black and Gold" range.