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Sporting an elegant black – or coloured! – line on the upper lid is one of the makeup fundamentals to absolutely manage. This classic technique embellishes the gaze day or night, and it is never too much. The only drawback is that tracing a perfect, straight line to get the prettiest comma requires advanced skills. Luckily, the cosmetics industry has more than one trick up its sleeve: those of us with two left hands have not been forgotten! Here is a short review of today’s gadgets for you to boast Cleopatra’s eyes. [Read more ]
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February 7, 2018 Cosmetics news
To baldly grow: Japan scientists regrow hair at record rate

Polished pates and thinning thatches may one day be a thing of the past, thanks to Japanese scientists who have developed a way to grow hair follicles at a record rate.The study used two kinds of cells placed in silicone containers to cultivate "hair follicle germs" -- the sources of the tiny... [Read more ]

February 7, 2018 Cosmetics news
Valentine’s Day without Valentine: a three-step guide

It is the same old story every year: as soon as February shows up, all stores get adorned with heart-shaped decorations to announce the arrival of Valentine’s Day. If celebrating love is indeed a charming concept as such, not everyone appreciates it that much. This year, rather than... [Read more ]

February 6, 2018 Cosmetics news
Cosmetics market and trends in Japan

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

January 31, 2018 Cosmetics news
Makeup for all

The first ‘unisex’ makeup range was released on December18, 2017. Available online, Jecca offers products for everyone, including the LGBT community, still too little often targeted by the cosmetics industry. [Read more ]

January 24, 2018 Cosmetics news
Skin diagnosis: new beauty snobbery

The era of compulsive cosmetics consumption is over. In parallel to the customizable cosmetics trend, another concept is emerging as fast as ever: skin diagnosis. Ideal to determine your skin profile, it is becoming more and more democratic. Here is a short overview of the different tools... [Read more ]

January 22, 2018 Cosmetics news
Please conceal these unsightly pores!

Blocked, dilated, or visible pores are a recurring issue for a great part of the population. The appearance of pores is a real skin problem: it is public enemy no.1 for many of us. As a matter of fact, the cosmetics industry keeps developing new products to try and conceal them. And yet,... [Read more ]

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January 17, 2018 Cosmetics news
The high-tech skincare solutions set to shake up the industry

Technology is changing our lives - and our beauty routines. If the latest innovations from the cosmetics industry are anything to go by, skincare is in for a major, high-tech overhaul in 2018. Here are some of the concepts that have already made headlines. [Read more ]

January 17, 2018 Cosmetics news
Savon de Marseille: a slippery name

Not everything can be called ‘Savon de Marseille’. As the battle is raging among all manufacturers, a new corporation of craftsmen, the ‘Association Savon de Marseille France’ (ASDMF), has burst onto the scene to defend its right to use the oh-so coveted name. [Read more ]

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January 16, 2018 Cosmetics news
Sisley makes a move on hair care

The French luxury beauty label Sisley, which is known for its upmarket skincare, makeup and fragrance solutions, is making its debut into the haircare industry, with the launch of a new brand. Sisley has unveiled ‘Hair Rituel by Sisley' - a six-piece product collection for hair and scalp. [Read more ]

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January 15, 2018 Congress reports
Baby cosmetics: how to make consumers trust them again?

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... [Read more ]

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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 ]

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December 20, 2017 Cosmetics news
U’Cosmetics 2018 embraces recycling

For the 9th annual event, the students of the Catholic University of the West, in Guingamp, Brittany, invite you to discover the world of upcycling, a trend that consists in the valorization of by-products, unused biomass, and co-products. The two parts of the event to take place on... [Read more ]

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December 18, 2017 Cosmetics news
Microbeads: the beginning of the end

The future of the use of microbeads in the cosmetics industry seems to be clear now. Product manufacturers should be ready to stop making formulas containing plastic microbeads: in France, the prohibition of placing on the market ‘rinse-off exfoliating or cleansing cosmetic products... [Read more ]

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December 11, 2017 Cosmetics news
Back to the aluminium battle?

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... [Read more ]

December 4, 2017 Cosmetics news
Anti-aging: give way to benevolence…

Enjoy your age, be positive about time, practice Happy aging, slow lifting, youth coaching, or positive cosmetics… It is no longer time to fight, but to be supportive. This new kindly approach to the skin’s youth has every chance of seducing consumers, but also to change our... [Read more ]

November 27, 2017 Cosmetics news
The importance of having beautiful hair for men

In the ‘my hair, my fight’ series, it is now time for men’s behaviour to be gone through with a fine-toothcomb. If these gentlemen often have the reputation not to take care of themselves (except for elementary hygiene rules), a study conducted by Dove last summer deconstructed... [Read more ]

November 22, 2017 Cosmetics news
DIY cosmetics: a child’s play?

DIY is real trendy right now, it is absolutely everywhere. The web is teeming with recipes, tutorials, and all kinds of other tips to prepare your own beauty products yourself. What is the promise? Having safe skincare products, knowing what ingredients they contain, and saving money, while... [Read more ]

November 20, 2017 Cosmetics news
A short guide to hair removal

Hairs die hard. There are plenty of techniques to finally get rid of hairs, but not all of them are adapted to every body part. What type of hair removal for what area? What technique? With or without cosmetics? You will find everything you need to know below. [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 ]