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With the movement toward better consumer health in full stride, what is now commonplace in the grocery aisle has found its way to the beauty aisle: scanning labels for harmful ingredients. In the "Green Beauty Barometer" survey results released earlier this month by all-natural beauty brand Kari Gran, nearly six in ten U.S. adult women read beauty product ingredient labels prior to purchase. [Read more ]

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With the movement toward better consumer health in full stride, what is now commonplace in the grocery aisle has found its way to the beauty aisle: scanning labels for harmful ingredients. In the "Green Beauty Barometer" survey results released earlier this month by all-natural beauty brand Kari Gran, nearly six in ten U.S. adult women read beauty product ingredient labels prior to purchase. [Read more ]


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Expert selections

Whether soft or green mint, corn mint, or peppermint, mint adornsinnumerable beauty products with its numerous benefits. It can be found inthe form of a purifying essential oil in ranges for oily skins, toning andrefreshing extracts in dental care, or perfuming oil in deodorants and bodycosmetics. Here is our menthol selection:Logona, Essential care, Aquafresh, Théophile Berthon, Archipel Parfums and Kneipp. [Read more ]


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August 24, 2015 Trends

Best Of 2015: Makeup

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 Makeup category with: the Fall/Winter 2015-2016 colour trends,50 shades of lipsticks all over the world and 500 Eye Makeup Designs. [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

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 'Ingredient of the month' section:Lyral®, exotic fruits, vegetable oils, marine invertebrates, flowers and beauty herbs. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

The protection against sunrays comes from synthetic filters and/or mineral screens. It must be efficient against both the UVB (given as the SPF: Sun Protection Factor) and the UVA, in a ratio UVB/UVA lower than, or equal to 3, as per the sanitary authorities. [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

They affect more than one woman out of two and represent the most worrying skin problem for pregnant women: although they look ugly and often prove irreversible when they are established (on the abdomen, breasts, thighs, hips…), stretch marks are not necessarily inevitable. The processes involved in their formation are now better known, which helps prevent them more efficiently. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics glossary

Created in 2011, the 'Origine France Garantie' label guarantees consumersthat the products bearing the logo were made in France. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics in books

The most popular cosmetic technical book of all time, is updated by Meyer R. Rosen, FRSC, FAIC, together with over 150 international experts in the essential fundamentals, advanced and frontier areas of cosmetics and personal care science and technology. [Read more ]


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