Identification, regulations, safety assessment, cosmetic properties of the most commonly used in personal care products, controversies, topics of inspections by control authorities… This dossier brings together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.
English version - PDF format. L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition.
Complexes. This is the first word that comes to mind when we want to describe essential oils, whether it is their composition, their properties, their formulation in a cosmetic product, the regulations that govern them or their labelling… They are nonetheless increasingly present in personal care products… and generate much debate on both their interests and their safety.
Often adorned with the status of “necessarily perfect since natural”, they also have their detractors who worry, in the name of their toxic or allergenic potential, about their “over-use”.
This dossier brings together the essentials of what it is necessary to know and master in order to properly use and market products containing essential oils.
A graduate of the School of Journalism in Lille, Laurence Wittner is a freelance journalist specializing in the field of cosmetics. Co-founder of Monitor Cosmetics, she is the editor-in-chief of its supports.
Databook 2020 “Cosmetics and Essential oils”, english version, L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques’ edition (August 2020), 122 pages (ISBN : 979-10-92544-43-5), PDF format (3 Mo).