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In a report published in June 2016 by Cosmetics Europe, the cosmetic industry highlights it significant social and economic contribution to national and regional economies across the EU, starting from raw materials inputs, through manufacturing, distribution, to retail and beauty services… The cosmetic products are also an important part of people's everyday life. [Read more ]
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In a report published in June 2016 by Cosmetics Europe, the cosmetic industry highlights it significant social and economic contribution to national and regional economies across the EU, starting from raw materials inputs, through manufacturing, distribution, to retail and beauty services… The cosmetic products are also an important part of people's everyday life. [Read more ]


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Expert selections

Today, almost 1,600 cosmetic products covering more than 300 different brands and over 160 product categories are recommended by the CosmeticOBS experts. These products have obtained an overall average of at least 15/20, and/or are recommended in the various editions of the ‘Les Meilleurs Cosmétiques’ series (Médicis editions) and/or ‘Les Cosmétiques Premium’ (CosmeticOBS editions), or on the CosmeticOBS websites. [Read more ]


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Trends

Inspired by consumers’ continued search for reassurance and stability, fashion designers seek to answer a common call for calm through a Fall 2016 colour palette that captures strength and dependability while remaining uplifting, complex and sophisticated. Satisfying a universal desire for tranquillity, strength and optimism, as demonstrated by the Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, colour directions continue to evolve toward an antidote to modern stresses for both designers and wearers. [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

The cosmetics industry is currently in search of new actives to fight against the damage done by environmental pollution on the skin. The Paris edition of the In-Cosmetics show was an opportunity for ingredient suppliers to showcase several types of them. Alongside shields, mainly based on physical protection, prevention and repair solutions to skin damage are also being studied in depth. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

Brilliant sunshine paired with ice cream, tiramisu, or iced coffee: there are many reasons to rejoice the summer. Lightness is the rule for diet? For skin too, 'less is more'! A few tips to give hair and skin what they are longing for during summer season. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Bright colours, delicately melting textures, and fresh, fruity fragrances: summer has finally arrived! After having seen the Pantone Color of the Year, we already got a first impression of what the trends are going to be about. However, the colour palette has much more to offer for the sunny and warm months! [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

June 1, 2016 Cosmetics glossary

Blur

This term has been more and more commonly used for a while on cosmetics labels, in particular in anti-aging product sales leaflets. The concept may seem new… even if the cosmetics industry has been familiar with its principle for a long time, especially with the soft focus techniques. [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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