Congress reports

The baby cosmetics sector is no stranger to worrying controversies on product safety. Ingredients are regularly targeted as potentially hazardous, all sorts of advice can be found telling parents to avoid certain products… Within this stressful context, brands usually do not react much and let ‘whistle blowers’ make issues public. Mustela has decided to act, by directly talking to parents to help them sort the truth out from the lies – a new strategy presented at a press conference in the form of a round table last December12. [Read more ]

February 19, 2018
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January 10, 2018 Congress reports
Time to make cosmetics follow the skin’s rhythm

The principles of chronobiology were revealed more than two centuries ago. But the Nobel Prize in Medicine 2017 is the opportunity to rediscover this science and exploit its knowledge, including in cosmetics. At the 8th annual Jean-Paul Marty Days held in Paris in December,... [Read more ]

October 23, 2017 Congress reports
One new customer a day in beauty salons: the keys to make it

All shopkeepers would like to boost their turnover by getting a stable, growing number of customers – including in the beauty industry. At the Beauty Forum show held in Paris last October 8-9, training expert Karen Leporini deciphered the founding pillars to help beauticians gain one new... [Read more ]

July 17, 2017 Congress reports
Babies do have a sensitive skin: Mustela proves it

Today, the notion of high skin sensitivity in adults is well-known, but in children, no study had demonstrated it so far. Out of almost 700,000publications in the scientific literature on this type of epidermis, not a single one focuses on babies’ skin. And yet, more and more parents... [Read more ]

July 12, 2017 Congress reports
The importance of the environment in CSR

According to the European Union, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is a ‘concept whereby companies integrate social and environmental concerns in their business operations and in their interaction with their stakeholders on a voluntary basis.’ The second edition of Rencontres du... [Read more ]

July 5, 2017 Congress reports
When beauty and data become one

Customer data has been a real gold mine for companies for a few years. It represents significant trade and marketing advantages if it is efficiently used. Of course, the cosmetics industry is also concerned, since it gathers and processes considerable volumes of data. At the e-Beauty conference... [Read more ]

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June 21, 2017 Congress reports
Sun exposure: the right balance

Attention is often drawn to the harmful effects of the sun’s UV rays on the skin and health. At the Sun Protection Conference held in London on June 6-7, 2017, Professor Robyn Lucas, epidemiologist at the Australian National University (ANU), highlighted the other, more beneficial side of... [Read more ]

June 19, 2017 Congress reports
When the selfie generation influences the cosmetics industry

The population aged 25-35, also known as the selfie generation, represents a chunk of people who are hyper-connected and deeply concerned about their image and how it is conveyed on social media. As a result, they are increasingly more demanding with the cosmetics they use. At the Comet... [Read more ]

June 14, 2017 Congress reports
Chinese e-commerce: a new Eldorado for French cosmetics!

French cosmetics are much valued in China, where they are considered prestigious. Their reputation is firmly established, and yet, French companies’ presence on the Chinese territory is still a little tentative. Other than overcoming regulatory barriers to settle there in the long term, it... [Read more ]

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January 2, 2017 Congress reports
A history of sun protection in 15 dates

At the 3rd CosmeticDays organized by Cosmed, Estelle Loing, Biologist at Lucas Meyer Cosmetics, presented a short history of sun protection in cosmetics. Apart from short periods, humans have always had a tendency to protect themselves from the effects of the sun on the skin. But our means to do... [Read more ]

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August 1, 2016 Congress reports
Beauty and data: the tracking business

As products and customer relationships are getting more and more personalized, data is one of the main concerns of cosmetics brands. Social networks, mobile apps, web browsing… all consumer behaviours can be tracked, recorded, and analyzed to increase brands’ performances. A round... [Read more ]

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July 11, 2016 Congress reports
Yes, you are beautiful!

How do you perceive beauty? If you are like most women, you must be quite negative about it. And to say the least, it is a shame, because your confidence in your own beauty has an impact on your wellness and many aspects of your daily life, and it also influences your children. And this negative... [Read more ]

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June 6, 2016 Congress reports
Biodiversity, a tool to enhance brands’ image

Preserving biodiversity has become both a moral obligation towards our planet and a regulatory requirement, since the Nagoya Protocol was signed, as soon as genetic resources are used to develop new products. But it can also be an opportunity for brands - including cosmetics - to enhance their... [Read more ]

November 16, 2015 Congress reports
A look back on the milestones of anti-aging innovation

What are the key dates in anti-aging innovation? Which product families have contributed to shaping this market? At the Cosmetic360 show, Jean Claude Le Joliff, President of the Cosmétothèque, presented a conference to make an update on the state of the art in cosmetology,... [Read more ]

November 9, 2015 Congress reports
Levers in cosmetics innovation

Today, there are multiple sources of innovation in cosmetics, driven by our lifestyles, the study of the microbiome, aesthetic medicine, cutting-edge technologies, connected objects… Claudie Willemin, President of the IFSCC, presented a conference at the Cosmetic 360 show to make an... [Read more ]

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November 4, 2015 Congress reports
Natural cosmetics: the young generation’s call

The two-day 2015 Naturkosmetic Branchencongress held in Berlin, Germany, last October 6-7, was an opportunity to make an update on the natural cosmetics market and its future prospects. It focused on the increasing power of the new Generation Y consumers. [Read more ]

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September 30, 2015 Congress reports
How pollution disturbs the skin

Should we give credit to cosmetics claimed to be ‘anti-pollution’? Maybe we should, if they contain the right ingredients for it. Indeed, what is now for certain is that poor environmental conditions have a real negative impact on the skin’s condition. In a conference presented... [Read more ]

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May 5, 2015 Congress reports
The sillage of a fragrance

The second Olfaction & Perspectives congress held by Cosmetic Valley, ISIPCA, and the Paris-Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry left a lingering scent with its participants. The definition of sillage, the conditions for perceiving it, and the methods available to measure and... [Read more ]

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December 2, 2014 Congress reports
Sustainable cosmetics: the impact of consumers

Sustainable development is not just the responsibility of product manufacturers. All players throughout the chain have a role to play, from raw material suppliers to formulators, from carriers to distributors, down to consumers. And one of the challenges the cosmetics industry is facing today is... [Read more ]

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November 25, 2014 Congress reports
Measuring the psychosocial influence of cosmetics

Cosmetic products cannot be evaluated in terms of efficacy or safety alone. A lot of research now focuses on sensory analysis techniques, which identify, characterize, and quantify the emotional effects of beauty and personal care products. At the IFSCC’s 28th congress, several works were... [Read more ]

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November 18, 2014 Congress reports
Cosmetics and sustainable development: everyone wins!

Beauty and Society: this was one the themes dealt with at the 28th IFSCC congress held last October 27-30 in Paris, with a whole day of conferences ending with a symposium organized by L’Oréal on the same topic… Or how the cosmetics sector is becoming aware of its... [Read more ]