Cosmetics news

With 600million monthly users, today, Instagram stands out as one of the most influential social media. And this craze made brands follow suit, as almost eight million of them have created an Instagram account. Given the application’s polished aesthetics, it is no surprise the beauty industry plays a major role on the network. [Read more ]
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September 26, 2017 Cosmetics news
Why French women are getting more and more interested in organic cosmetics

French organic cosmetics brand Phyt’s has just launched their first mobile application. What for? To make it possible for consumers to book an appointment for an aesthetic treatment at home or at work. Phyt’s seized the opportunity to unveil the results of a survey they commissioned... [Read more ]

September 26, 2017 Cosmetics news
Unilever making up to S.Korean skincare company

Anglo-Dutch food and consumer products giant Unilever said Monday it was buying a leading South Korean cosmetics and skincare company for 2.27 billion euros ($2.69 billion), seeking to boost its Asian presence. [Read more ]

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September 25, 2017 Professional bodies
Cosmetic ingredients: the true from the false, according to FEBEA

Parabens, phenoxyethanol, nanoparticles of titanium dioxide, PPD, phthalates, perfume allergens… FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty Companies) has decided to defend controversial cosmetic ingredients with a campaign entitled ‘Distinguishing truth from falsehood’. Six videos of... [Read more ]

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September 20, 2017 Cosmetics news
ISIPCA launches a MOOC "Perfume" in English

Reference school in the international perfume, cosmetic and aromas businesses, ISIPCA puts online the second version of its MOOC "From the art to smell to the sensory marketing" in English version: a rich, dynamic on-line free course resolutely opened on the current perfume knowledge. That you... [Read more ]

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September 14, 2017 Cosmetics news
A fashion and beauty show from L'Oréal on Champs-Élysées

The cosmetics giant is set to get the French capital buzzing at the upcoming Paris Fashion Week (September 25-October 3), turning the city's Avenue des Champs-Elysées into a giant catwalk. October 1, L'Oréal Paris will be staging its first ever fashion and beauty show on the famous... [Read more ]

September 11, 2017 Cosmetics news
Cosmetics market and trends in China

Everyone knows the cosmetics industry is one of the most flourishing in the world. However, trends and consumers’ desires vary from one country to another. At the Cosmed International Congress organized on June9, 2017, Business France provided an overview of the cosmetics landscape... [Read more ]

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September 6, 2017 Cosmetics news
Asos to launch its own brand of makeup

The global fashion retailer Asos announced the launch of its very first in-house makeup collection. It will include 46 products that will go on sale on its website starting in the week of September 18. Simply christened "Asos Make-Up", the online retailer's first ever makeup collection clearly... [Read more ]

September 4, 2017 Cosmetics news
Tell me how you put on perfume, I will tell you who you are

Putting on perfume is a daily, even routine gesture, but it reveals so much of our personality. At least that is what Aptar, world leader in distribution systems for the perfumes & cosmetics industry, has aimed to demonstrate. The company developed a Codex to define the different ways we put... [Read more ]

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September 3, 2017 Cosmetics news
Procter & Gamble gets transparent about cosmetic ingredients

Procter & Gamble is embracing the cultural shift towards transparency within the beauty industry by pledging to share all its fragrance ingredients with the general public. The beauty giant, which counts Olay, Aussie, Herbal Essences and SK-II as part of its brand portfolio, has announced... [Read more ]

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August 30, 2017 Cosmetics news
Tracking down banned substances

Under European regulations, about 1,400 substances are banned in cosmetics. Theoretically, they are prohibited in all product formulas. In practice, some of them can still be found in various products, even if it is in a very small quantity – trace amounts. DrFrédéric... [Read more ]

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August 23, 2017 Cosmetics news
England: the ban of plastic microbeads in cosmetics to come

On 31 July 2017, the United Kingdom notified the WTO a draft regulation aimed to ban microbeads as an ingredient in rinse-off personal care products in England. Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland will take the same action but in their own legislative processes. The provision would enter into... [Read more ]

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July 24, 2017 Cosmetics news
25% of online shoppers have been duped into buying fake cosmetics

According to a research from MarkMonitor®, specialized in enterprise brand protection, counterfeit goods still pose a significant risk to the health of consumers. More than one-quarter of respondents (27%) said they had unwittingly purchased non-genuine consumer goods online. This included... [Read more ]

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July 20, 2017 ANSM
Bioaromes cosmetics withdrawn from the market

ANSM has just published a decision to suspend the distribution and placing on the market of Bioaromes cosmetic products. To the French National Agency for Medicines and Health Products Safety, they are not compliant with regulations, both in terms of composition (they contain a preservative that... [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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July 3, 2017 Cosmetics news
Cosmebio: good results and trophies

Cosmebio, the natural ecological and organic cosmetics professional association, organized their General Assembly on June22, 2017. It was an opportunity to show participants how healthy both their label and the organic cosmetics market are – the association is a prescriber on the... [Read more ]

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June 28, 2017 Cosmetics news
Beauty Forum Paris reinvents traditional shows

The second edition of Beauty Forum Paris, organized by the Health & Beauty Group, will be opened to professionals in the Aesthetics, Wellness, and Spa sectors on October 8-9 at the Palais des Congrès, in Paris. The event was scheduled at an ideal moment of the year to make an update... [Read more ]

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June 27, 2017 Cosmetics news
2016 DGCCRF inspections: 15% of cosmetic products are hazardous

As the cosmetics market surveillance authority, the DGCCRF (French General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs, and Fraud Control) supervises the safety and loyalty of cosmetic products marketed in France. It acts through an annual control plan which involves controlling all the... [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 ]