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Bright colours, delicately melting textures, and fresh, fruity fragrances: summer has finally arrived! After having seen the Pantone Color of the Year, we already got a first impression of what the trends are going to be about. However, the colour palette has much more to offer for the sunny and warm months! [Read more ]
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A nanoparticle can have subtle effects on the activity of genes expressing enzymes that address oxidative stress inside two types of cells, although they are commonly used in food, cosmetics, sunscreen and other products. For example, according to a new study, while the titanium dioxide (TiO2) nanoparticles are considered non-toxic because they don’t kill cells at low concentrations, these cellular effects could add to concerns about long-term exposure to the nanomaterial. [Read more ]


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Expert selections

Today, almost 1,600 cosmetic products covering more than 300 different brands and over 160 product categories are recommended by the CosmeticOBS experts. These products have obtained an overall average of at least 15/20, and/or are recommended in the various editions of the ‘Les Meilleurs Cosmétiques’ series (Médicis editions) and/or ‘Les Cosmétiques Premium’ (CosmeticOBS editions), or on the CosmeticOBS websites. [Read more ]


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Trends

Inspired by consumers’ continued search for reassurance and stability, fashion designers seek to answer a common call for calm through a Fall 2016 colour palette that captures strength and dependability while remaining uplifting, complex and sophisticated. Satisfying a universal desire for tranquillity, strength and optimism, as demonstrated by the Pantone Colour of the Year 2016, colour directions continue to evolve toward an antidote to modern stresses for both designers and wearers. [Read more ]


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Dossiers

Many customers are worried, due to their potential toxicity towards our body. The manufacturers, too, are concerned, as they use them for their many cosmetic properties: they have to face new regulatory requirements ... though they do not have all the needed means as of now. Since 11 July 2013, it is mandatory to include them specifically in the list of ingredients. They are questioned since several years. A file inside the core of the world of the infinitely small: nano-ingredients. [Read more ]


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Ingredient of the month

The cosmetics industry is currently in search of new actives to fight against the damage done by environmental pollution on the skin. The Paris edition of the In-Cosmetics show was an opportunity for ingredient suppliers to showcase several types of them. Alongside shields, mainly based on physical protection, prevention and repair solutions to skin damage are also being studied in depth. [Read more ]


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Choosing your cosmetics well

When the hair is weakened and the scalp imbalanced… will any hair treatment do? Of course not. Now, if this is always true, it is even more so when the need appears stronger. Have a glance at the composition of your cosmetic products to avoid any unwelcome ingredient, and head for the most useful ones, while adopting the right gestures. [Read more ]


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Using your cosmetics well

Bright colours, delicately melting textures, and fresh, fruity fragrances: summer has finally arrived! After having seen the Pantone Color of the Year, we already got a first impression of what the trends are going to be about. However, the colour palette has much more to offer for the sunny and warm months! [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

It is mandatory to include twenty-six aromatic molecules, especially present in the essential oils, in the list of ingredients, as soon as they are at a concentration higher than 0.01% in the rinse- off products and at more than 0.001% in the leave-on products. This is an advice to warn and protect people sensitized to these allergens, be they synthetic or natural. Note: this list is currently under revision in Europe. This should give rise to a new regulation of these substances. [Read more ]


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Cosmetics in books

‘La Collection Privée Christian Dior’ is a portfolio of refined fragrances reflecting the unique legacy of the founding couturier. Allowed unprecedented liberty of creation, François Demachy, perfumer-creator of Dior, draws on the remarkable heritage of the maison to compose bold and unique fragrances crafted from the finest precious ingredients. Exploring creative olfactory territories, and produced with the utmost respect for artisanal tradition, the perfumes of La Collection Privée Christian Dior embody all the savoir faire of the house of Dior. [Read more ]


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