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No, it is not an image beauty is keen on, but real flower petals that beautify our face care products at first sight! Similar to small paintings, they enchant us every day. With their homemade and somewhat vintage appearance, they are devilishly feminine, and as delicious to smell as they are sublime to look at. But it is not just that. Their presence in cosmetic lotions, serums, oils, and masks, is also useful for the skin. [Read more ]
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Even today, neither steam distillation nor extraction with volatile solvents can correctly capture the essential oil of the lily of the valley. Many players in the perfume sector have been focusing on the synthetic molecules used to capture its scent. Lilybelle®, presented by Symrise, stands out from classic synthetic molecules as it provides a green alternative to petroleum-based chemistry. [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

No, it is not an image beauty is keen on, but real flower petals that beautify our face care products at first sight! Similar to small paintings, they enchant us every day. With their homemade and somewhat vintage appearance, they are devilishly feminine, and as delicious to smell as they are sublime to look at. But it is not just that. Their presence in cosmetic lotions, serums, oils, and masks, is also useful for the skin. [Read more ]


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Trends

Clearly, the makeup trend is getting more and more regressive. Pop and acid packaging, fruity smells, flashy colours… it is all intended to remind us of our childhood. And yet, all these playground-looking cosmetics are not made for young girls, but for women with an assertive behaviour. What is left for teenage girls who have only just started taking care of themselves, but do not want to use products not intended for them? [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

Summer is coming! And that is good news: at last, we can get lightly dressed and show our feet. However, after several months confined in their shoes, suffering the throes of winter, they look a bit sulky. So, before showing off with your sandals, CosmeticOBS has set up a list of 5 habits to be adopted for perfect feet. [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

The term ‘liposome’ is derived from the Greek words ‘lipos’ and ‘soma’, which mean ‘fat’ and ‘body’, respectively. A liposome is a small bubble of fat which contains an aqueous solution. This technique is used in pharmaceutics, medicine, but also cosmetics, as it enhances the penetration of actives in the skin. [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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