Pôle PASS- Journée De la Fleur aux Parfums

« Le Pôle PASS organise le 26 Novembre à Grasse une journée d’échanges sur les enjeux et innovations dans la filière aromatique et cosmétique.
Dans une économie mondialisée, des enjeux majeurs s’imposent à l’industrie de la parfumerie. Des experts, chercheurs et leaders industriels mondiaux vous proposent d’en débattre à Grasse.
Au cours de cette journée, l’industrie de la parfumerie sera abordée dans toute sa transversalité et ses applications, depuis l’agriculture de la plante à parfums jusqu’à la mise sur le marché des produits cosmétiques et parfumés.
pole-pass L’accent sera mis sur l’exposé des tendances des marchés et des enjeux par des industriels leaders mondiaux, et via la présentation d’innovations majeures à tous les stades de la chaîne de valeur.
Cette conférence et les débats menés par une journaliste du Monde, offriront ainsi une vision complète des évolutions et perspectives de l’industrie de la parfumerie. »

Informations complémentaires (contact et modalités d’inscription):
Programme: http://www.pole-pass.fr/fileadmin/documents/EVENEMENTS_SCIENTIFIQUES/CONF_NOV_2015/webConf26nov2015.pdf

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Minutes SCCS- 25 June 2015

Minutes 10th Plenary, 25 June 2015
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)

Next plenary meetings in 2015 : 29 September , 15 December


I-New Requests/ Mandates
Mandates adopted and rapporteurs appointed for:
Hair Dyes : N,N’-Bis-(2-hydroxyethyl)-2-nitro-p-phenylenediamine (B34) (Submission IV), HC Red No.18 (B124 Colipa number) (Submission I)
Cosmetic ingredient :Vitamin A (Retinol, Retinyl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Retinyl Linoleate and Retinal)

II- Cosmetic Ingredients
Next working groups : 29/10, 02/12

*Commenting period
ALPHA-ARBUTIN (SCCS/1552/15) adopted by written procedure on 27 May and published -> commenting period until 22 July

*Following Opinions adopted:


METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE (MI) (P94) ‐> in rinse‐off and leave‐on hair products up to concentration limit of 100 ppm

*Following Opinion needing further discussion
III- Hair Dyes
Next working groups : 28/10, 03/12

Following Opinions adopted:
Basic Blue 124
A163 1-Hexyl-1H-pyrazole-4,5-diamine hemisulfate
B120 HC Red 17
B121 HC Yellow No. 17
B122 HC Blue 18
A143 2,5,6-Triamino-4-pyrimidinol sulfate.
A138 – 2,6-dihydroxyethylaminotoluene. Submission III

Opinion needing further discussion
BMHCA, fragrance 2-(4-tert butylbenzyI)propionaIdehyde

V- Nanomaterial in Cosmetic Ingredients
Next working groups: 03/09 (audio), 28/09
Minutes to be published: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/minutes_wg_meetings/index_en.htm
Next working groups : 09/09, 04/11
Minutes to be published:http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/consumer_safety/minutes_wg_meetings/


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Skin regeneration – New research promises much

“Recently, a brand-new research strategy has emerged to support the tissue regeneration process during repair to damaged skin.
It consists of applying biocompatible and biodegradable materials on lesions, promoting cellular migration and neocolonisation and the high mobilisation of growth factors, which are biological substances essential to this process.
This innovative approach has been one of the main focuses of Silab’s advanced research laboratories for several years.

To manage this ambitious research programme and see it through to completion, Silab has two necessary and complementary internal assets which are know-how in the production of natural biopolymer matrices and extensive expertise in cutaneous biology.
The first phase of this project was formalised in 2007, with the marketing of Glyco-Repair.

This biomolecule, a genuine network of natural oligo-galactomannans, stimulates the migratory potential of the skin cells and the endogenous production of key growth factors in the skin repair process. Studies undertaken in vivo have confirmed that this active ingredient accelerates the reconstruction of damaged skin and helps restore its essential functions.
The next phase of this project will be implemented soon with the marketing of a new technology which will provide an innovative approach to cutaneous regeneration by significantly improving the reorganisation of matrices.”


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Global market trend towards skin lightening cosmetics reaches Brazil

“Women aged from 30 to 60 are the biggest consumers of products to lighten the skin and even out its tone.
Freckles and skin spots can appear as a result of excessive sun exposure, hormonal changes or simply be a visible reminder of the passing of time. They are one of the main beauty concerns of Brazilian women, behind only dark circles and “crow’s feet”, those dreaded branching wrinkles at the outer corner of the eyes.

Although Brazilians love having a tan, they are increasingly looking for products that claim to lighten the skin and even out the skin tone.
The skin care segment leads the beauty industry at global level, having recorded a turnover of US$ 107 billion in 2013, according to data from Euromonitor.
Of this total, around 65 % stems from facial treatments, of which 30 % are related to lightening products. Asian countries, where white skin really is an obsession, are the biggest consumers in the category, followed by the U.S.
“Skin lightening products still represent a niche market in Brazil, but it is a world trend and we will not remain immune to it,” says Vanessa Salazar, global sales manager at Beraca, a company that operates in more than 40 countries and supplies natural active ingredients to the cosmetic, pharmaceutical and personal care industry.
Nicolle Nogueira, marketing manager of Racco, says the category has been gaining market share every year. “Skin lightening products represented approximately 20 % of Racco sales within the skin care segment in 2014, which is a significant number.” She believes the good result is due to a change in consumer behavior. “Brazilian women do not only want to cover the spots with makeup, but to actually treat them to achieve a more uniform skin tone.”
Until very recently, hyperpigmentation treatments were restricted to the use of harsh compounds that could cause allergic reactions, sensitiveness, redness and, in more serious cases, irreversible spots. The most popular – and controversial – of these ingredients is hydroquinone, a derivative from benzene that destroys the cells that produce melanin, thus removing freckles and skin spots. It is regarded as toxic and has been gradually disappearing from the market. Hydroquinone is banned in Japan and in a number of U.S. states. In most European countries, its concentration must be limited to 1 % of the formula.
“The ban on hydroquinone has forced innovation and gave rise to new active ingredients that are effective in lightening spots as well as gentle on the skin,” says Nogueira. The market started to look for alternative solutions – a derivative from hops, Swiss chard sprout, pea extract, golden caviar, and an ingredient derived from daisy flower blossoms are among the new raw materials used in treating skin spots.(…)”

Article by Renata Martins

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Are you a top Scientist ? Join the Non- Food Scientific Committees of the European Commission

Call to renew membership in the Scientific Committees


« The European Commission invites scientists to join its non-food Scientific Committees.
The Scientific Committees provide the Commission with high quality and independent risk assessment and scientific advice in the areas of public health, consumer safety and environmental risks. Each Committee consists of a maximum of 19 members.
The deadline for applications is 2 November 2015

Scientists may apply for membership in one or more of the following committees:
Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS)
Scientific Committee on Health, Environmental and Emerging Risks (SCHEER)

Successful applicants are expected to be well-established scientists with more than 10 years of professional experience and multi-disciplinary accomplishments.
Members of the Committees are selected on the basis of their expertise in one or more of the fields of competence and collectively cover the widest possible range of disciplines. The fields of competence of the Scientific Committees embrace public health, consumer safety and environmental risks and are spelled out in detail in the text of the call.
Members are appointed to the Scientific Committees for a term of five years.

Applicants must hold:
a university degree in a relevant scientific area at postgraduate level;
at least 10 years of professional experience;
good knowledge of English.
ability to work in English.(…) »


Information : http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/call_experts/call_exp_2015_en.htm

Explanatory leaflet: http://ec.europa.eu/health/scientific_committees/docs/sc_call_leaflet_en.pdf

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Physical effects applied with AHA peels improve skin pore and comedone condition

“Scientists have discovered that applying a 4 % alpha hydroxyl acid (AHA) solution combined with using water jet pressure, had rapidly improved effects on whiteheads and blackheads on the face, and that combined physical therapy may have more impact on pore size.

In the study, the team, from the Skin Research Institute Dermapro and scientists from Korea, investigated whether an additional effect of physical treatment using chemical peeling combined with negative pressure, compared with AHA treatment only, occurs in acne-prone subjects .
To do this, the chemical peeling agent they used comprised of a 4 % AHA solution (mixture of 1000 mL of carbonated water, 20 mL of glycolic acid and 20 mL of lactic acid) which was applied to 23 healthy females.
The subjects’ faces were then randomly divided into test and control groups, whereby the test group was treated with chemical peeling combined with a water jet skin delivery system for the physical peeling, and the control group applied the chemical peeling alone.
The sebum output level by light transmission, pore area and number by optical image analyser, and comedone counting, was measured before treatment and at the one-, two-, and four- week stage after a single treatment.
Compared to the before treatment, the scientists say they found that whiteheads and blackheads were decreased at the one-, two-, and four- week stage in both groups, with the test group showing ‘significant’ reductions, particularly in comparison at week one.
They also note that for the test group only, pore area and number significantly decreased at the first week and the sebum output level was significantly decreased at week four.(…)”

Article by Andrew McDougall

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Emission Priorité santé RFI- Comment associer la Médecine conventionnelle et non conventionnelle ?

Emission du Lundi 7 septembre 2015
« Comment concilier la médecine conventionnelle avec la non conventionnelle ? Comment mieux prendre en charge les patients ? »
« L’expression Médecine non conventionnelle désigne en Occident une grande variété de méthodes de traitement issues de traditions parfois séculaires. Les médecines non conventionnelles sont, pour cette raison, globalement considérées comme pseudo-scientifiques par une partie de la communauté médicale, mais un nombre croissant de médecins les étudient et les ajoutent à leur pratique médicale. Elles sont également connues sous les noms de médecines alternatives, médecines parallèles, médecines holistiques, médecines traditionnelles, médecines naturelles, médecines douces. »
Invités :
* Dr Thierry Janssen, Chirurgien devenu psychothérapeute spécialisé dans l’accompagnement des personnes atteintes de maladies physiques. Partisan d’une médecine intégrative qui rassemble les approches de soins conventionnelles et celles dites  » non conventionnelles  » comportant des pratiques de guérisseurs traditionnels. Fondateur de l’École de la Présence thérapeutique à Bruxelles. 
* Dr Moussa Maman, Ethnopsychiatre, médecin, tradipraticien, fondateur de l’URACA Unité de Réflexion et d’Action des Communautés Africaines au Bénin

Emission Priorité Santé-RFI


« Parce qu’être en bonne santé est un besoin universel. Claire Hédon reçoit en direct des spécialistes et propose des reportages et des chroniques pour faire le point sur l’actualité médicale dans le monde; le but : faire de la prévention auprès du grand public, l’informer sur ses droits, sur les traitements et les moyens d’y accéder.
Blog de l’émission: http://prioritesante.blogs.rfi.fr/
Du lundi au vendredi: diffusions vers toutes cibles, à 09h10 et 09h33 TU ;  du mardi au samedi: rediffusions vers le monde et Paris à 00h10 TU

Fichier audio: http://telechargement.rfi.fr/rfi/francais/audio/modules/actu/201509/PRIORITE_SANTE1_et_2_07-09-15_associer_medecine_conventionnelle_et_9_7_2015-13.mp3
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