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Feb. 27, 2019 | The language of labels

No "Aluminum salt-free" claim on a deodorant! pro

Is it possible to claim the absence of aluminium salts on the packaging and in the commercial documents of a deodorant? The answer is to be found in the rules governing cosmetic claims… and it is very clear, as Anne Dux, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs of the FEBEA, said at the January 2019 information meeting on the new rules applicable to cosmetic claims as from 1 July 2019.

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27 Feb. 2019 The language of labels

No "Aluminum salt-free" claim on a deodorant! pro

Is it possible to claim the absence of aluminium salts on the packaging and in the commercial documents of a deodorant? The answer is to be found in the rules governing cosmetic claims… and it is very clear, as Anne Dux, Director of Scientific and Regulatory Affairs of the FEBEA, ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
18 Aug. 2014 The language of labels

Evaluation criteria pro

Formula, tolerance, safety, pleasure, labelling, price… A list of six criteria has been defined by our experts to evaluate the different aspects of cosmetics. Checklist.

23 Oct. 2012 The language of labels

Cosmetics labelling as understood by the Consumer pro

Sales points, tests results, logos, many mentions, claims, aspects and colour codes, list of ingredients … how does the consumer sees, and understands, the label of a cosmetic product? This is the question asked by Laurence Wittner, the Editor-in-Chief of the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques website, as a speaker of the ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
16 Feb. 2011 The language of labels

The mention: Moisturization of the upper layers of the epidermis pro

It is still often systematically written, after the asterisk, as soon as “hydration” is claimed as a benefit of the product. However, what does this mention mean, in fact? Why is it written on some moisturizing products, and not on others? Well… this mentionas a story by itself, and a ...

03 Dec. 2010 The language of labels

A QR Code on a cosmetic: what for? pro

The QR code (Flash Code in France), also known under the Data Matrix name (in the USA, for instance, in aerospace industry worldwide) is a development of the well-known bar code, in two dimensions. It is sometimes referred to as an "intelligent bar code". Newspapers, film posters, flyers, bus timetables ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
29 Aug. 2010 The language of labels

Cosmetic naming pro

The function of a product is a kind of its purpose: what and whom it is designed for. As per the applicable regulation, it is mandatory that this information be obviously easy to see on the outside label of the cosmetic product. This information is of the utmost importance for ...

The Observatory of Cosmetics
20 March 2010 The language of labels

e … a weighty mention! pro

No, the “e” sign on the packaging of our cosmetics next to the capacity does not mean “equal”. Even if it might come close to it. But in reality, the weight of this “e” is not always to be understood to the nearest gram… Explanations with Bénédicte Lefranc, Inspector of ...