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Aluminium keeps raising concerns, whether it is contained in drugs, vaccines, or convenience goods, including cosmetics. Again, at a recent symposium they organized, the E3M association relied on scientific presentations to revive the anti-aluminium flame and called for ‘necessary citizen vigilance’ before announcing they were about to launch a European campaign called ‘Aluminium-free Movement’… [Read more ]
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November 17, 2017 Cosmetics news
Beauty giants get serious about sustainability with new initiative

Clarins, Coty, L'Oréal and Groupe Rocher have teamed up on a new initiative to encourage sustainability within the beauty industry. The four cosmetics giants worked with EcoVadis, a collaborative platform providing sustainability ratings and performance improvement tools, on the concept,... [Read more ]

November 14, 2017 Cosmetics news
The right lip care gestures and products in winter

The autumn season is here: the sun goes down earlier, the ground is strewn with tree leaves, and temperatures are falling. Gloves, scarves, and coats are basics to brave the cold, but what about the mouth? This sensitive part directly exposed to the cold also suffers. Of course, to protect it,... [Read more ]

November 13, 2017 Cosmetics news
How Millennials take good care of their hair

What are Millennials’ hair habits? That is the question American customizable hair care brand Cloud10 decided to answer. To this aim, in August 2017, they surveyed a panel of 1,000women aged 18-35, from the United States, and belonging to different social classes. [Read more ]

November 8, 2017 Cosmetics news
Connected beauty: cosmetics applications are taking smartphones by storm

68% French people have a smartphone, and several studies have shown they use it four hours a day on average. Given this real 3.0 addiction, skincare brands have decided to play the game: they are now seeking to capture the market of smartphone apps. [Read more ]

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November 6, 2017 Cosmetics news
An 'Opium' at €2,000 for 15 ml, anyone?

To celebrate '40 years of success and audacity', Yves Saint Laurent Beauté has called on artist and gilder Manuela Paul-Cavallier to transform the bottle of its iconic 'Opium' fragrance into an exceptional creation. With a striking gold finish, the anniversary edition goes on sale in a... [Read more ]

November 1, 2017 Cosmetics news
Christmas 2017: beauty Advent calendars are here

Still 53 days before Santa Claus shows up with his sack… Instead of crossing out the days on a makeshift calendar until the fateful day, why not make things a bit more pleasant? Beauty Advent calendars started flourishing in stores a few years ago, and have been causing mass hysteria ever... [Read more ]

October 30, 2017 Cosmetics news
Beauty increasingly linked to health

“Health Is The Future Of Beauty” is an exclusive study carried out by Ipsos for L’Oréal Active Cosmetics in five countries (USA, Germany, France, Brazil, China), among 5000 women, to understand the numerous connexions existing between health and beauty. The results of... [Read more ]

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October 27, 2017 Cosmetics news
140 cosmetic references containing prohibited substances withdrawn from the market

Last June, the French UFC-Que Choisir magazine denounced the presence of 23cosmetics containing prohibited ingredients on the market. The two main targeted substances were preservatives: Isobutylparaben and Methylisothiazolinone. Following this announcement, the DGCCRF (French General... [Read more ]

October 25, 2017 Cosmetics news
Hair loss: the story of a social burden

Whether men or women, young or older people, everyone can be affected by hair loss. Alopecia may be punctual or, on the contrary, irreversible. As the Toppik redensifying powders intended to fill in sparse areas are arriving in France, the issue of the malaise related to hair loss is put in the... [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 ]

October 18, 2017 Cosmetics news
Instagram: beauty brands’ best friend?

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... [Read more ]

October 10, 2017 Cosmetics news
Cosmetics market and trends in South Korea

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 June 9, 2017, Business France provided an overview of the cosmetics landscape in... [Read more ]

October 10, 2017 Cosmetics news
Counterfeit cosmetics: a five-point guide to understand it all

Every year, many consumers buy counterfeit beauty products, knowingly or not, at prices defying any competition. However, behind these ‘good deals’, there are a few parameters to take into account to measure the dangerousness of such practices. FEBEA (French Federation of Beauty... [Read more ]

October 9, 2017 Cosmetics news
Skin diseases: dermatologists are concerned about French people’s skins

Almost a third of French people suffer from skin diseases: the French Society of Dermatology (SFD) has just unveiled the results of a survey launched in 2015 to assess the prevalence of skin diseases, but also their psychological, societal, and economic impact, as well as their consequences on... [Read more ]

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October 3, 2017 Cosmetics news
A controversy surrounding the standard on natural cosmetics

The second part of standard ISO 16128 was published in late September 2017. This means the ‘Guidelines on technical definitions and criteria for natural and organic cosmetic ingredients and products’ have become the world reference in this field – within a very contentious... [Read more ]

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 ]