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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 ]
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The story takes place in Japan and is reported by the market analyst group Canadean. Shiseido launches beauty salon store for kids, with make-up camp, skincare and nail care lessons. While aging populations across the globe are causing many brands to shift their focus to the needs of older consumers, it seems that younger demographics also present opportunities [Read more ]


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Expert selections

Lying in the sun (especially without any sun protection!) is not always recommended, but shining like a star with satiny or sequined oils is! This summer, sublimate your body, face and hair lengths with this selection of beautifying, scintillating oils with iridescent or pearly effects. They are all recommended by our experts, they are easy to apply, and they preserve your skin’s elasticity. Apply them without restraint for a radiant glow at night! [Read more ]


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Trends

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 'Trends' section: the BB Creams, the Asian habits on moisturization,the sensitive skins' market, theorganic cosmetics market by 2025, andanti-inflammaging cosmetics. [Read more ]


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Ingredient of the month

Skincare and protection: these are the two words that sum up the cosmetic benefits of the lime tree. On top of that, it soothes, refreshes and perfumes the skin, and shows a good skin tolerance. Here is a beauty ingredient to (re)discover. [Read more ]


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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 ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

The eye contour is a delicate area: this is where the skin is the thinnest, and it is in constant demand (eye blinks, on-screen work, makeup). It can easily adorn itself with unattractive dark circles and bags which make us look tired. Here are some cosmetic actives and advice to prevent and reduce them. [Read more ]


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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 ]


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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 ]


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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 ]


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Cosmetics glossary

May 16, 2014 Cosmetics glossary

ASSAF

The ASSAF (French association of soap makers using cold saponification) gathers professionals seeking to make people discover soap making with cold saponification, give it more value and optimize its know-how. This method preserves the fat content of soaps, thus resulting in products that are richer in glycerine and softer for the skin. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics in books

Helena Rubinstein and L'Oréal's Eugène Schueller both started out in the beauty business during the first years of the twentieth century, and, by the time World War II broke out, had come to dominate it. However, their motivations could not have been more different. Rubinstein, a Polish Jew, claimed the world of paid work for women, and working women's enthusiasm for her products made her the first self-made female millionaire. Schueller, a French conservative in the Henry Ford mold, thought women belonged in the home, and during the Nazi Occupation he used his company as a source of cash to buy economic and political influence. [Read more ]


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