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Year after year, we see a bright spectacle of green, brown, yellow, and red shades: as the sun belongs to summer and snow belongs to winter, the variety of colours is part of the fall season: Not only is it the most colourful season of the year but also a real treasure chest of make-up and styling inspirations! A few steps to walk through the trends of a fall forest [Read more ]
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It was to be released no later than July11, 2016 – it was actually published on September19. The Commission’s report on the use of cosmetics claims and their compliance with common criteria was much anticipated by the cosmetics industry, since the framework to be defined for claims depends on its conclusions. And as a matter of fact, these are quite reassuring, except for the 'free of' and 'hypoallergenic' allegations… [Read more ]


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Expert selections

It is a typical example of a granny’s recipe applied to cosmetics. Liniment is old as the hills, and today, there is no need to prove its efficacy to cleanse and prevent babies’ nappy rash. However, liniments can have their own specificities, and they are not all as efficient: they are more or less natural, sophisticated, or commendable… Here are six of them, evaluated and recommended by CosmeticOBS. [Read more ]


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Cosmetic regulations

Regulation 2016/1198 of 22 July 2016, published in Official Journal of the European Union on 23 July, amends Annex V (preservatives) to Cosmetics Regulation 1223/2009, to ban Methylisothiazolinone in leave-on cosmetic products. [Read more ]


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Focus on French Launches

Here is a strange oxymoron… Black and celebration… It seems the adjective ‘black’ – in both French and English – will not stop spreading across perfumery any time soon. Raw materials, bottles, and/or ink-coloured juices are relentlessly turning towards darkness. But, what is a black perfume? Was the word invented for mere marketing reasons to create mystery, or is the concept a bit more solid? Let’s try a few explanations… [Read more ]


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Trends

Sixty-four percent of consumers across the world claim that they try to have a positive impact on the environment on an everyday basis. According to a white paper published by Euromonitor International, as consumers become more environmentally conscious, organisations need to adapt to meet the evolving needs of their customers. [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

These preservatives, like many others, regularly draw the attention of the cosmetics media. For several years, they have been cause for worry and the subject of alerts issued by dermatologist organizations or health authorities due to their strong allergenic potential. Now, they are targeted by European regulators, who intend to limit their use and even prohibit them in certain products. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

Women’s intimate hygiene still often sounds like a taboo topic. And yet, the offering of cosmetics intended for it is actually well-developed and comprises the best… and much worse. Which products should you choose? How should you use them? Here is a short guide and a few tips to gently and safely take care of your intimate area. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Year after year, we see a bright spectacle of green, brown, yellow, and red shades: as the sun belongs to summer and snow belongs to winter, the variety of colours is part of the fall season: Not only is it the most colourful season of the year but also a real treasure chest of make-up and styling inspirations! A few steps to walk through the trends of a fall forest [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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