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Skin aging naturally triggers an alteration of the skin quality. As time goes by, the skin gets thinner, fragile, or even dry. Although this skin issue is still not a major concern for the cosmetics industry today, certain products intended for these demanding skins have recently emerged. [Read more ]
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On March16, the jury of the U’Cosmetics competition, which was dedicated to mineral cosmetics this year, attributed their awards to the teams that presented the most interesting projects in two categories: Innovative Concept and Formulation. Beware, they may be the cosmetics we will all use tomorrow! And the winners are… [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 decree No2017-291 of 6 March 2017 prohibiting the placing on the market of rinse-off cosmetic products for exfoliation or cleansing that contain solid plastic particles, has been published in the Official Journal of French Republic on 8 March 2017. [Read more ]


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Focus on French Launches

It is the new scrub texture. Just mix these powders based on white clay and skincare actives with some water or your daily cleanser to ‘boost’ it, and you are done! You will get a real baby’s skin. Often conditioned as saltcellars, these sensational powders increase pleasure, while being less abrasive and offering optimum skin tolerance. [Read more ]


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Trends

Only the most precious nectars used to conceal both natural and rare raw materials (Rose de Mai, jasmine from Grasse, Tunisian orange blossom, Laotian Oud…), but things are changing now. More affordable editions also highlight rural regions this spring. [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

Extremely popular among major cosmetics groups, thermal waters are on a roll. Their benefits are not only useful for marketing arguments: the evidence of their properties on the skin is overwhelming. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

Skin aging naturally triggers an alteration of the skin quality. As time goes by, the skin gets thinner, fragile, or even dry. Although this skin issue is still not a major concern for the cosmetics industry today, certain products intended for these demanding skins have recently emerged. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Shrove Tuesday and other carnivals represent an opportunity for children to dress up. Most often, in addition to sporting a costume, they are keen on wearing makeup to look like their own favourite heroes. If all this is a game, there is a prerequisite: preserve the nature of their skins by not using any product you find in store. [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

A keratinocyte is a cell which constitutes the external layer of the skin (epidermis). It is essential to the body: in addition to protecting it from external aggressions, it guarantees the impermeability of the body. [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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