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The notion of thermal baths and thermal water-based treatments is very old: it dates back to Ancient Greece. As a guarantee of skin beauty, thermal water is flourishing in today’s cosmetics. Here is a special focus on this ingredient between skincare and beauty product. [Read more ]
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Cosmetics news

Like many others, the cosmetics industry is the victim of counterfeiting. In addition to being often badly crafted, these imitations expose consumers to certain hazards. As a matter of fact, recent news has shown cosmetics counterfeiting was actually rife, even in France. CosmeticOBS has made investigations. [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

From now on, you will find quite surprising ingredients in the composition of nail varnish, like radish, manioc, or potato… Everyone knows that right now, nail varnish cannot be organic-certified. Some have already tried, but without success: it does need a bit of chemistry to meet expectations in terms of long wear, quick drying, colour radiance, and easy removal. However, what is interesting is that formulas are more and more natural and safe for our nails. [Read more ]


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Trends

Ultra-bright smiles worthy of American Bfilm stars have been settling on our land for a while. Other than the fact that having white teeth is a sign of bucco-dental health, it also has an important aesthetic dimension for many of us. We have tested out the oil pulling trend, which consists in mouthwash with vegetable oil to help whiten teeth. [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 notion of thermal baths and thermal water-based treatments is very old: it dates back to Ancient Greece. As a guarantee of skin beauty, thermal water is flourishing in today’s cosmetics. Here is a special focus on this ingredient between skincare and beauty product. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

Shopping from home in a few clicks is increasingly more common, including to buy cosmetics. However, e-commerce does not always give you the information you can get in store. And due to these significant shortcomings, you cannot make well-informed choices and buy safely. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

You take care of what you love; when your skin struggles to produce enough lipid to keep it moist, then it is time for you to give and extra hand to your body, pamper your skin with some extra care and make it soft and glow again. And here’s how it works. [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

January 4, 2017 Cosmetics glossary

Strobing

Strobing is a makeup technique that aims to brighten the rounded parts of the face to sculpt it. More than a fashion, it has been a real trend since 2015, and you must absolutely be familiar with it. [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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