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The 2018 vintage stands out with its peculiar ingredients (novel plant extracts, rare thermal water, use of probiotics…), booming concepts like neurocosmetics or anti-pollution, and sorbet or transforming textures. The gel texture and extreme sensoriality are at the forefront. As for hyaluronic acid, it asserts its ubiquity. In any case, whatever the added value highlighted, hydration remains the most everlasting skin need… [Read more ]

February 8, 2018
Inventive eyeliners

February 1, 2018
Foam textures for the body

January 19, 2018
Matte lip balms
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January 11, 2018 Focus on French Launches
Natural hair dyes: something’s happening at last!

Things are changing for this new, more and more popular way of colouring hair: satisfactory colour results and durability, great variety of shades… there is more and more expertise and knowledge in the field of plant-based or mineral dyes. And with the arrival of the first... [Read more ]

January 4, 2018 Focus on French Launches
New anti-aging body care

As the population counts more and more ‘senioristas’, anti-aging body care is getting promotion! What is new is that we are no longer dealing with ‘mere’ regenerating skincare here, but global anti-aging treatments specifically intended for the body’s mature skin... [Read more ]

December 21, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Pistacia lentiscus

The tears of pistacia lentiscus (also known as lentisk or mastic) cannot but make us smile! This precious resin revives the cell activity and helps the skin naturally regenerate. You will find this precious ally in the most promising anti-aging skincare products of this end-of-year. [Read more ]

December 14, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Fluid concealers

No more sticks and thick textures that leave marks, especially when you are no longer that young! More flexible and malleable, new fluid concealers just cannot be detected. Showcased as pens, in cannula tubes, or – most often – in small bottles with a foam tip, they reveal precious... [Read more ]

December 7, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Pretty hand creams at last!

The season of hand creams has come! The good news is, at last, they are presentable, even luxurious. New nicely-shaped packaging (oval, pebbles…), original decorations, and precious formulas stand out as the end of the year approaches. Design and skincare have finally blended! [Read more ]

November 30, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Beauty ferments…

Pre- and probiotics, yeasts, ferments… these ingredients have been emerging as the new cosmetics stars. Beauty is in full fermentation! After the success of fermented food (yoghurts, tea, rice, vinegar…) and the advent of the microbiome, they are now invading the world of skincare. [Read more ]

November 23, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Sulfate-free shower gels in supermarkets

No doubt the added value will make a difference in the oh-so competitive hygiene-beauty supermarket departments! Both major players and niche brands are going sulfate-free. It is becoming an essential trend… [Read more ]

November 16, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Here come brows again!

Brows, second and last part… If they are just inexistent, sparse, or too pale, you can use products specially formulated for them, or associations combining lash and brow revitalization. The brow segment is booming so much that after whole makeup collections, you will now find brow care... [Read more ]

November 9, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Brow makeup innovations

Brow makeup is unaffected by the crisis: it has been experiencing roughly the same meteoric ascent as nail varnish recently. Today, you can go out without any makeup on, but not if you have not ‘done’ your brows… After palettes, ‘pomade’ pencils, highlighters for... [Read more ]

November 2, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Anti-blue light face care

The world of skincare is being stirred up by a new obsession: blue light. Protection (mostly antioxidant) against this 21th century scourge seems to be the winning claim right now. And the movement is still in its infancy… [Read more ]

October 26, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Gold masks

As yearend celebrations are approaching, cosmetics are getting adorned with gold, which offers its radiant virtues to a row of new cream or sheet masks for quite spectacular results! You will instantaneously turn into a real bathroom Cleopatra! [Read more ]

October 19, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Inventive… and increasingly green packaging

Is it the publication of the Cosmos European standard on natural and green cosmetics that stimulates the use of recyclable packaging? Be it as it may, things are changing both in terms of packaging and formulas! Beauty, the overpackaging industry, is actually making efforts to pollute less. [Read more ]

October 12, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Red eye shadows

It is the trendy colour this autumn, and even supermarkets have adopted it. You are scared of looking like an albino rabbit? No panic: even if it is not that easy to wear, when it is shaded with brown or purple or provides a burgundyish or earth-toned result, it gets much more flattering. [Read more ]

October 5, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Fresh cosmetics

It seems ‘fresh’ is the new trendy word in the skincare world. After the wave of smoothies and other superfoods, beauty is also doing its own shopping! There is still this idea of using food ingredients, but with a significant new parameter: they should be freshly formulated,... [Read more ]

September 28, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Forest bathing…

When the cosmetics industry embraces trees, it gets skin-beneficial actives that provide a bit of their strength. Oak, pine, mahogany, chestnut, birch… in the heart of their wood, in their leaves, bark, or buds, they all conceal treasures that enrich this autumn’s new skincare... [Read more ]

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September 21, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Face scrubs are turning over a new leaf

The ban of (polluting) polyethylene beads in rinse-off products by 2018 in France and many other countries is actually stimulating cosmetics formulators’ creativity. The latter has been inventing original scrubs by taking inspiration from peelings (AHA or enzymes) and using various... [Read more ]

September 14, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Innovative post-summer mascaras

A tailor-made volume thanks to a barrel to tighten, a small bottle to shake like that famous drink, and which no longer dries out – or almost –, formulas in tubes or with vitamin-boosted vinyl effects… once again, the mascaras launched this autumn breathe new life into the... [Read more ]

September 7, 2017 Focus on French Launches
The return of soap

With its natural formula and unique cleansing power, it has got it all to seduce organic-addicts and other vegan-maniacs. New, innovative textures (in the form of a tube, ball, or powder) are putting this basic cosmetic product back in the spotlight. [Read more ]

August 31, 2017 Focus on French Launches
Sweden in the spotlight

Want some naturalness and eco-friendly simplicity? Swedish brands will make you get back to basics. Their names are often quite hard to pronounce for foreigners, but their state of mind – a hymn to nature and ecology – seduces an increasing number of people, including major groups.... [Read more ]

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July 27, 2017 Focus on French Launches
E-beauty is gaining ground

Of course, electronic devices are not cosmetics, but we cannot but talk about this booming trend set to spread everywhere after summer (cleansing and skincare, massage, hair, and even makeup)… Let’s start with the bad news though: access to high-tech beauty is quite expensive. But... [Read more ]