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It is not always easy to know what our beauty products contain. Although brands must indicate the ingredients used on the packaging (INCI list), their names are not always meaningful to consumers. Several mobile applications were developed to clarify these labels. [Read more ]
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On February 9, the pre-jury of the U’Cosmetics competition, dedicated to mineral cosmetics this year, studied the 23student projects competing. Each team presented their projects in two categories: Innovative Concept and Formulation. Eleven of them were selected for the final round. The winners will be announced on the fringe of the colloquium, which will be held on March16 on the same theme. [Read more ]


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Expert selections

No gloves, they are obviously for the hands… No woollen caps, they are supposed to warm up our hair and ears… As a consequence, our lips must actually go out without any cloth to cover them, so they are the first casualties of periods of cold and climate aggressions. Still, we can protect them! And it is even recommended to keep them supple and soft, preserve them from small cracks, dryness, and discomfort, and keep them real smooth to welcome makeup… or kisses! Go get your own balm, then! But not any of them… [Read more ]


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Cosmetic regulations

The European Union has just transmitted to WTO a draft regulation to ban the use of three fragrance allergens in cosmetic products. The text should enter into force mid-2017, but a time period from 2 to 4 years will be granted to the industry to adjust its products. [Read more ]


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Focus on French Launches

More modern and ‘cleaner’, metal ‘ages’ better than resin and easily adapts to our new travelling habits. If the most trendy makeup brands have adopted it for their spring looks, some of them count on it to freshen up a bit… [Read more ]


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Trends

To beautify your hands, there is nothing better than a well-executed, pretty, flawless manicure. And unless you go to a professional’s, it is not always easy to perfectly apply your nail varnish. But, that is not counting on the arrival of certain new products designed to make the application easier, or even impossible to get wrong. CosmeticOBS has tested them. [Read more ]


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Dossiers

Endocrine disruptors are substances which are likely to interact with the hormone system, with implications for health, cancer development, and human reproduction. They are everywhere, in particular in cosmetic products, and they both raise a lot of concern and provoke many reactions, whether from the general public or political and health authorities. This dossier provides an update on what should be known about endocrine disruptors. [Read more ]


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Ingredient of the month

Extremely popular among major cosmetics groups, thermal waters are on a roll. Their benefits are not only useful for marketing arguments: the evidence of their properties on the skin is overwhelming. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

It is not always easy to know what our beauty products contain. Although brands must indicate the ingredients used on the packaging (INCI list), their names are not always meaningful to consumers. Several mobile applications were developed to clarify these labels. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Shrove Tuesday and other carnivals represent an opportunity for children to dress up. Most often, in addition to sporting a costume, they are keen on wearing makeup to look like their own favourite heroes. If all this is a game, there is a prerequisite: preserve the nature of their skins by not using any product you find in store. [Read more ]


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Learning to read labels

These series of numbers and initials may seem quite obscure, and therefore pretty useless. And yet, if they are mandatory on cosmetics labels, it means they do have role to play, that of giving information. And all consumers can understand and learn how to use them, whenever needed. [Read more ]


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All about babies

Pregnancy is a time for many disruptions, in the mother-to-come body as well as in her daily life habits. This deals also with cosmetic ritual. What precautions are needed? What are the peculiar needs of the skin that shall be answered? Some reminders and advice by the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques experts to live safely this precious period. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics glossary

The term ‘stratum corneum’ refers to the corneal layer, the first layer on the surface of the skin. Although it is not very thick, it is actually essential to human life. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics in books

Nanobiomaterials in Galenic Formulations and Cosmetics: Applications of Nanobiomaterials is one of the first books on the market related to the application of nanotechnology in galenic formulations and cosmetics. This book provides the results of current research for those working in an applied setting. The advantage of having all this information in one coherent text is the focused nature of the chapters and the ease of which this information can be accessed. [Read more ]


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