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Spray microemulsion, enzymatic scrub, night creams, serums, cutting-edge anti-aging creams, refined packaging… the hand care offering is more and more sophisticated. And if anti-aging takes the lion’s share, other products also prove highly inventive. Obviously, the cosmetics industry has taken winter in hand! [Read more ]
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Aroma-Zone, the DIY cosmetics big boss, will release their first organic and vegan nail varnish range in January 2017. Nothing new here: many brands have already developed products whose formulation is claimed to be more than 80% natural. However, marketing a DIY kit for nail varnish, that is new. And CosmeticOBS tested it: so, success or total failure? Here are the results of our crash test. [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

Canada has just transmitted to WTO a draft regulation aimed to ban the manufacture, import, sale or offer for sale of toiletries that contain plastic microbeads. Th text should enter into force on January 1st, 2018. [Read more ]


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Focus on French Launches

Spray microemulsion, enzymatic scrub, night creams, serums, cutting-edge anti-aging creams, refined packaging… the hand care offering is more and more sophisticated. And if anti-aging takes the lion’s share, other products also prove highly inventive. Obviously, the cosmetics industry has taken winter in hand! [Read more ]


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Trends

Over the last three years, the professional hair care industry has been a witness to the rapidly increasing interest of male consumers in using professional hair care products. It is difficult to determine the exact year when barbershops started to re-emerge. According to Kline, this unique character of the present day barbershop business models also serves as comforting assurance that this trend is not just a wave that will soon disappear, but rather continue in its expansion and revenue growth. [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

It is usually considered friendly and festive as a drink (if it is consumed with moderation, obviously), but can alcohol keep the same image as a cosmetic ingredient? That remains to be seen… And even if it is used a lot, both the advantages and drawbacks of its presence in our hygiene and beauty products should be analyzed according to various data, especially if they are used on a daily basis. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

Shopping from home in a few clicks is increasingly more common, including to buy cosmetics. However, e-commerce does not always give you the information you can get in store. And due to these significant shortcomings, you cannot make well-informed choices and buy safely. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Highlighter… This term is everywhere in the feminine press, in beauty blogger posts, and in cosmetics points of sale. More than a fad, highlighters seem to be settling for good in the average woman beauty kit. Very well, but what is it? How should it be used? Here is a short lesson for all those – men and women – willing to brighten their complexion, without looking like their Christmas tree. [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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