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Endocrine disruptors are substances which are likely to interact with the hormone system, with implications for health, cancer development, and human reproduction. They are everywhere, in particular in cosmetic products, and they both raise a lot of concern and provoke many reactions, whether from the general public or political and health authorities. This dossier provides an update on what should be known about endocrine disruptors. [Read more ]

March 31, 2016
Perfumes: the dossier
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April 20, 2015 Dossiers
Sensitive skins: the dossier

They are thin and fragile, they get tight and red, sometimes they tingle… and they are not always easy to live with. Sensitive skins are very specific among problem epidermises and require particular care. How to identify them without getting wrong, and learn the first gestures to relieve... [Read more ]

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September 29, 2014 Dossiers
Parabens: the dossier

They stir up controversy since several years in the cosmetics world. They fuel public anxiety. They are a constant food for journalists’ reports; they draw the politicians’ attention to regulate them; they draw the attention of the scientists who study them. They are a recurrent... [Read more ]

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April 15, 2014 Dossiers
Aluminium: the dossier

It is more and more questioned, especially when used as salts in cosmetics. Is aluminium dangerous when applied on our skins? Is it to be more strictly regulated? What are the alternatives for the formulators, as answers to in the increasing worries of the consumers?... [Read more ]