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After the beach, cosmetic oils offer a wealth of benefits to our body andhair. They stimulate the natural rejuvenation of the epidermis sensitizedby sun exposure and nourish hair ends, dried by repeated swims. Illuminating and satiny, they beautify the skin and delicately perfume it. Hereis our summer selection: Clairjoie, K pour Karité, Tautropfen, Sanoflore, Officinea and Abellie. [Read more ]
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We all know how useful it is to protect ourselves from sun rays outdoors. But should we also put on sunscreen indoors? This is what a study conducted by Brazilian researchers suggests. But why? UV rays get through our windows, and the lamps we use to get light also emit some. And although it is in limited quantities, they might be harmful for the skin. [Read more ]


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After the beach, cosmetic oils offer a wealth of benefits to our body andhair. They stimulate the natural rejuvenation of the epidermis sensitizedby sun exposure and nourish hair ends, dried by repeated swims. Illuminating and satiny, they beautify the skin and delicately perfume it. Hereis our summer selection: Clairjoie, K pour Karité, Tautropfen, Sanoflore, Officinea and Abellie. [Read more ]


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Trends

Heathrowairport has got our finger on the pulse of international beauty and has created the very first International Lipstick Colours of the Year Report, together with World Duty Free, to reveal the lipstick looks people are wearing across the world, right now, and the trends that are driving. [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

Do not think mincing them above your cream jars to bring out their flavours will make you look more beautiful. However, your skin can actually get to taste herbs, as they offer many active substances and other precious extracts. Focus on an aromatic quartet with a cosmetic score. [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

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

"Curly Girl" is packed with unique and fail-proof hair-care methods, inspiration, and an empowering pro-curl attitude. It's all here: daily routines for Botticelli, fractal, and wavy curls; Lorraine's no-more-shampoo epiphany-handle your hair as gently as you do your best cashmere sweater; homemade lotions and potions. New to this edition: an illustrated, step-by-step guide to trimming your own hair (Remember: It's not what you take off; it's what you leave on.); a section on the particular needs of wavy hair; Lorraine's Down-and-Dirty Curly Boy Routine; more fabulous 'dos for weddings and other special occasions; a chapter on multicultural hair written by an African American specialist at Devachan. [Read more ]


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