Month: December 2017

Secrets of beauty: a history of the French cosmetics industry

Secrets of beauty: a history of the French cosmetics industry
At a time when Paris is hosting the 28th Congress of the International Federation of Societies of Cosmetic Chemists (IFSCC) and researchers from around the world, BIU Santé is dedicating a virtual exhibition to the history of the French cosmetics industry, with the support of LVMH Research.

This bilingual exhibition invites you to discover the origin and successive developments of industry and research in the fields of care, hygiene and beauty.

At all times, man has sought to take care of his body. Ancient and medieval civilizations left us precious testimonies of this unfailing link between health and beauty. Knowledge and know-how have followed migrations and exchanges between people and have been transmitted, century after century, between tradition and modernity.

If today a cosmetic product is defined at the international level by precise regulations, this was not the case in the past. Cosmetic has thus evolved over the centuries, from the secret, the recipe until today extremely sharp formulas respectful of the international regulations.

What are the techniques, the discoveries, the great scientific advances that have conditioned past and present innovations? These are some of the questions we tried to answer. A rich iconography illustrates the text, giving access to more than 400 rare or unpublished documents.

Treating dry hair: the beauty secrets of Mediterranean women

Treating dry hair: the beauty secrets of Mediterranean women
Want beautiful hair shiny and radiant health? Opt for the beauty secrets of Mediterranean women

The Mediterranean woman has always been associated with beauty. After all, it is said that the Italians are the sexiest in the world and that the beautiful face of Helen of Troy would have triggered a world war … But stop at the cliches: as everywhere, the Mediterranean women have especially good secrets of beauty and tricks to cure dry hair!
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The beauty secrets of the stars

The beauty secrets of the stars

A fetish care, a beauty advice followed to the letter, each star has his little tips to boost its beauty. The editorial team is therefore looking for these little things that make all the difference and reveals the secrets of the most beautiful women on the planet people.
A miraculous care, a recipe of grandmother or mother, a beauty habit followed religiously … It is sometimes enough to be sublime for any occasion. And that, the stars have understood well: they do not hesitate to bet on their tricks to be at the top of their beauty and it works! The editor inquired and unearthed you the secrets beauties of the stars.

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