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News Brief : September 2018

09/21/2018 Palm oil: major brands still not "clean", according to Greenpeace

“Despite their promises to stop buying palm oil from companies with practices that destroy tropical forests, the world’s leading brands have in fact not changed their practices,” Greenpeace says in a recent report entitled “The Final Countdown”. The association denounces major food and cosmetics brands such as “Kit-Kat (Nestlé), Colgate toothpaste (Colgate-Palmolive), Dove products (Unilever), Doritos chips (PepsiCo), M&M’s (Mars) and Head & Shoulders shampoo (Procter & Gamble) manufacturers.” These brands are targeted to source palm oil from producers responsible for deforestation and human rights violations.
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• See the Greenpeace website

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09/19/2018 Gattefossé launches its 1st hair application ingredient p

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To substitute silicones and quaternary compounds that constitute the main cosmetic ingredients in hair ...

09/13/2018 Europe: a list of national competent authorities for cosmetics p

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The European Commission has just made available on its website a list of national ...

09/12/2018 No more animal testing for cosmetics in California

The import and sale of cosmetic products for which animal tests have been performed during development are to be banned in California. The California Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act, SB 1249 was unanimously passed by the California Senate on August 30, 2018. Once signed by the Governor of the State, this provision is expected to come into force on 1st January 2020.

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09/06/2018 System U embarks on the decryption of ingredients

With its mobile application “Y’a quoi dedans” (What’s in it), the Système U group joins the clan, how trendy, of analyses of ingredient lists All you have to do is scan the barcode of a product to find out if it contains undesirable substances or not. The application takes all its documentation from the free Open Food Fact database (which lists approximately 374,000 products in France), as do other food decoding tools. “Y’a quoi dedans” is still in its infancy and will probably be enriched in the near future. It may become collaborative. For the time being, this application targets only foodstuffs, but in the long term, it will also focus on non-consumable products and cosmetics.
This is the first time a distributor has decided to develop such a tool.

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09/04/2018 Marc-Antoine Jamet, headliner of the next CEW event

Marc-antoine Jamet, General Secretary of LVMH and President of the Cosmetic Valley, to give a two-hour interview to the members of the CEW on September 11, 2018, from 6 to 8 pm. A donation of 25 euros, in favour of the beauty centres, is requested from each participant.
There is still time to register !

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Go to the CEW website

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09/03/2018 SILAB decrypts the microbial signature of mature skin p

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Silab announces the the advanced research teams of its molecular biology pole microbiota platform ...

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