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According to the global market research and consulting firm Kline, the “granny trend” of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. Another trend validated by this revolutionary data set is co-washing, which is the practice of cleansing one’s hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. [Read more ]
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The third annual consumer choice awards: #beauty20 took place on 29thof April in London, after 2014 event in New York and 2013 – Paris.The celebration took place during theinnoCos Digitalevent where beauty executives heard keynote speeches given by Hanna Ben-Shabat, Partner, A.T.Kearney, Marco Roncaglio, Sr. Director of Online Marketing & CRM, Philips Consumer Lifestyle & Nick Bamber, head of partnership marketing, strategy, sales & innovation, ASDA. [Read more ]


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Expert selections

From shower to skincare products, and of course, cleansing lotions, cosmetology is getting tonic for everyone from morning till night. Stimulating beech bud, revitalizing aloe vera, invigorating witch hazel floral water, astringent cucumber, regenerating Damascus rose, or refreshing citrus fruit essential oils… they liven up the product compositions of this body and face selection. [Read more ]


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Trends

According to the global market research and consulting firm Kline, the “granny trend” of women of all ages coloring their hair shades of silver and gray is more than a media craze. Another trend validated by this revolutionary data set is co-washing, which is the practice of cleansing one’s hair with conditioner instead of shampoo. [Read more ]


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Dossiers

They are thin and fragile, they get tight and red, sometimes they tingle… and they are not always easy to live with. Sensitive skins are very specific among problem epidermises and require particular care. How to identify them without getting wrong, and learn the first gestures to relieve them? What ingredients should be adopted not to irritate them, and what actives should be favoured to soothe them? Learning about their needs and using an adapted skincare programme to moisturize and protect them… All these essential aspects for these atypical, often intolerant skins are exclusively dealt with in this dossier. [Read more ]


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Ingredient of the month

How to restore the skin’s rose petal velvety feel? Or lily whiteness? Or magnolia radiance, mallow softness? With flowers, of course! They have not just swept across marketing sales leaflets, they are also everywhere –and much more efficiently– in cosmetics formulas. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

One could logically think that all the ingredients that should particularly be avoided by people with oily skins (occlusive, comedogenic, too irritant or drying, and likely to cause ‘rebound effects’…) are excluded from the composition of cosmetics specifically formulated for them. Unfortunately, it is not always the case. And checking the list of ingredients helps make a better choice. Here is a short list of the actives to be avoided by people with oily skins. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Using cosmetics, mainly toothpaste and mouthwash, on a daily basis, is essential for a good oral hygiene. And specific actives favour a fresh and healthy breath, in addition to a few right gestures to optimize their efficacy. [Read more ]


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Learning to read labels

A thorough look at the ingredients is the only way to "comprehend" a cosmetic product (far more true and precise than any sales points or advertising!). However, it is not that easy: quite often, first, lay your hands on a powerful magnifier. Then you have to learn how to decipher the label. Underneath some clues to help you understand the list of ingredients... [Read more ]


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All about babies

Few are the best! Many dermatologists say it over and over again: the less the baby is in contact with cosmetic products and ingredients, the lower the risk to be in contact with a substance likely to produce an allergy and an irritation. The more we let nature do its job, the less we go against its natural processes of protection, the more harmonious is the development of the baby’s skin. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics glossary

February 11, 2015 Cosmetics glossary

Triman

The Triman logo system was enforced on January 1, 2015, as a result of the French ‘Grenelle Environnement’ initiative. It helps consumers identify the recyclable packaging subject to sorting instructions. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics in books

Japanese women are renowned for their beautiful skin, but until now there has been no book in English that reveals the secrets of the typical Japanese beauty routine. "The Japanese Skincare Revolution" is the first guide for women of all ages and races who want to have beautiful skin, and don't want to spend lots of money on cosmetics and treatments to achieve it. [Read more ]


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