Hot News

What do the beauty products in this selection have in common? Two points. First, their aerosol bottles, tubes, or boxes play the metallic part, and more specifically the aluminium part, which is very trendy in men’s ranges and hygiene products, and which is making a comeback this winter in body and face care as well. It is hygienic, and can be both recycled and recyclable. Secondly, all these cosmetics are… cast-iron, and recommended by CosmeticOBS. A selection chiselled by our experts. [Read more ]

The product of the month
Lavender Shower Foam
Abonnement pro

Cosmetics news

Sustainable development is not just the responsibility of product manufacturers. All players throughout the chain have a role to play, from raw material suppliers to formulators, from carriers to distributors, down to consumers. And one of the challenges the cosmetics industry is facing today is to work on how to better integrate product users into its sustainability strategy. [Read more ]


View all articles


Expert selections

What do the beauty products in this selection have in common? Two points. First, their aerosol bottles, tubes, or boxes play the metallic part, and more specifically the aluminium part, which is very trendy in men’s ranges and hygiene products, and which is making a comeback this winter in body and face care as well. It is hygienic, and can be both recycled and recyclable. Secondly, all these cosmetics are… cast-iron, and recommended by CosmeticOBS. A selection chiselled by our experts. [Read more ]


View all articles


Trends

According to a Canadean survey of 2,000 UK adults, nearly 93% of male and female consumers think that men should not wear make-up. When men do use make-up, they seek discreet options that provide them with functional benefits, such as masking skin impurities, and are not overly concerned about beauty. [Read more ]


View all articles


Dossiers

September 29, 2014 Dossiers

Parabens: the dossier

They stir up controversy since several years in the cosmetics world. They fuel public anxiety. They are a constant food for journalists’ reports; they draw the politicians’ attention to regulate them; they draw the attention of the scientists who study them. They are a recurrent worry for the formulators who have to use them … or to replace them, thanks to the pressure of the marketing departments, which prefer the "without" instead of the "with" mention … Parabens: a broad topic, all the pieces of information of which are gathered in this report. [Read more ]


View all articles


Ingredient of the month

Cereals are not only found in our plates. They are also incorporated into everyday cosmetics for the benefits they provide to the epidermis. There are numerous types of them, and they are not to be classified in the same category depending on whether people have an atopic skin or suffer from coeliac disease. CosmeticOBS has listed the INCI names of the main cereals containing gluten or not. [Read more ]


View all articles


Test bench

Maybe, you think that nothing is simpler than soap? That its formula is too simple to be worth a look after? Think about it! From the "true" soap to the "soap-free soaps", including Marseille soaps, Aleppo soaps, perfumed bath soaps, oil-enriched or dermatological bar soaps… and more, probably. There is enough to be confused and to dither prior to choose among all these bars. Clues about nine formulae, by the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques experts. [Read more ]


View all articles


Choosing your cosmetics well

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. [Read more ]


View all articles


Using your cosmetics well

Red spots on the face are a pathology that affects some people with sensitive skin, and they are becoming the reason for more and more dermatologist visits. Focus on what rosacea sufferers should avoid and which cosmetics to use. [Read more ]


View all articles


Learning to read labels

CosmeticOBS makes you look back on its best publications all summer. If you have missed them, you can now make up for lost time. Here is the programme for the 'Learning to read labels' section:25 ingredients... to keep an eye on, the list of ingredients, the durability, and the 'Natural' mention. [Read more ]


View all articles


All about babies

From birth to the age of 3, our baby’s skin is often dry, reactive and delicate. It requires particular attention, and should as seldom as possible be exposed to cosmetic ingredients likely to cause allergies or irritations. Few cosmetics are needed for the bath, washing, and face or bottom care. Here are the essential daily products, and those to be used for specific needs selected by the experts at Cosmetic OBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques. [Read more ]


View all articles


Cosmetics glossary

Thelogo "RecommendedbyL'Observatoire des Cosmétiques”isdedicated to the products prized by the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques experts. These cosmetics won an overall mean mark equal to or above 15/20, and/or are recommended in theworksof the collection"TheBestCosmetics" (Medicis editions) or "Premium Cosmetics" (CosmeticOBS editions) or on the CosmeticOBS-L’Observatoire des Cosmétiques websites. [Read more ]


View all articles


Cosmetics in books

Finding out about the great names of the new wave of fragrance, discovering a great makeup artist’s art photographs, learning how to choose one’s daily cosmetics without making mistakes, uncovering makeup artists and beauty professionals’ secrets, or succumbing to the humour of a best seller on the art of growing older… this selection of books published in 2014 will offer you many readings and gift ideas for the end of the year. [Read more ]


View all articles