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This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

There is "rationale" and "beneficial purpose" to expand reduced labeling format allowed for sunscreen for small areas of the face to include "all facial makeup and face and hand lotions and moisturizers containing sunscreens in packaging containing less than two ounces," L'Oreal USA says in comments to FDA Feb. 12. Sunscreen labeling should reflect product's "unique position" and encourage use, company says, supporting comments submitted Jan. 5 by the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association. CTFA contends sunscreen products are different from other OTC drugs, while sunscreen manufacturer Playtex argues sub-product category exemptions should not be granted (1"The Rose Sheet" Jan. 22, p. 9)

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