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U'Cosmetics: the 13th edition is launched

France's one and only student cosmetics formulation and innovation competition, launches its 13th edition.e edition. The theme of this year's U'Cosmetics is "Professional cosmetics: innovation for practical use". 

U'Cosmetics: two events in one day 

The premises of the Université Catholique de l'Ouest (UCO) Bretagne Nord in Guingamp are ready to welcome the 13ème edition of the U'Cosmetics competition. Thursday March 17, 2022 will feature a student competition and a professional symposium.

Students in training from Bac +3 to Bac +5, in the fields of engineering, cosmetics, chemistry, marketing, commerce and many others, can take part in the event. This year, participants are encouraged to join forces with students from other professional backgrounds, such as beauty or hairdressing schools, who will be the future users of the innovations on offer. 

The day is also an opportunity for participants to expand their knowledge and discover the latest trends in professional cosmetics, thanks to the symposium. The latter will be organized around conferences and round tables led by industry professionals. Various themes will be addressed: What are the levers of innovation for brands offering products for professionals? What are the ingredients and innovative textures involved? What are the regulatory constraints?  

Professional innovation at the heart of the U'Cosmetics competition 

Teams competing in the 2022 U'Cosmetics competition will have to innovate on the theme of "Professional Cosmetics". The aim is for participants to propose an innovative product or concept that meets an expectation or need of beauty and well-being professionals: institutes, hairdressing salons, barbershops, spas, thalassotherapy centers, nail salons and so on. To achieve this, they will be able to reflect on finished products, textures, application rituals and protocols, not forgetting marketing and communication aspects. Registration for the student competition closes on December 9, 2021.

This theme was chosen to highlight professionals who have been particularly affected by the health crisis, by inviting players in the cosmetics sector (brands, manufacturers, ingredient suppliers) to discuss their needs and issues. 

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