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After facial contouring, here comes lip contouring, which consists in sculpting the mouth with several shades. It is the new trend that was born on catwalks and is catching everyone by surprise. Various cosmetics brands have started exploring this exclusive way to animate our smile. Make way for 2.0 lipsticks! And it is just the beginning… [Read more ]
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With new beauty products being launched almost every other day, the global beauty industry is witnessing an insane growth. One such product which has taken the growth of this industry to an altogether new level is the face oils segment. Analysts at Technavio identified some of the major players in the global face oil market. [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 aimed at restricting the use of methylisothiazolinone as a preservative in rinse-off cosmetic products from the currently authorised concentration of 100 ppm to 15 ppm. The text should enter into force during 3rd quarter 2017. [Read more ]


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Focus on French Launches

After facial contouring, here comes lip contouring, which consists in sculpting the mouth with several shades. It is the new trend that was born on catwalks and is catching everyone by surprise. Various cosmetics brands have started exploring this exclusive way to animate our smile. Make way for 2.0 lipsticks! And it is just the beginning… [Read more ]


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Trends

Over the last three years, the professional hair care industry has been a witness to the rapidly increasing interest of male consumers in using professional hair care products. It is difficult to determine the exact year when barbershops started to re-emerge. According to Kline, this unique character of the present day barbershop business models also serves as comforting assurance that this trend is not just a wave that will soon disappear, but rather continue in its expansion and revenue growth. [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

It is usually considered friendly and festive as a drink (if it is consumed with moderation, obviously), but can alcohol keep the same image as a cosmetic ingredient? That remains to be seen… And even if it is used a lot, both the advantages and drawbacks of its presence in our hygiene and beauty products should be analyzed according to various data, especially if they are used on a daily basis. [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

A perfect complexion with no imperfection: that is the ideal many of us long for. But it is not that simple. Hormonal disruptions, food, stress, or pollution are all factors that can harm the skin condition. Still, there is no need to flee to the countryside to get a doll skin: makeup is an excellent ally in your pursuit for a perfect complexion… provided you know which products to choose and how to use them. [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

We often hear about the risks associated with the use of cosmetics or the hazards they represent. And yet, the two notions are quite different and should not be mistaken for one another. [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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