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In Brief: House Microbead Bill; “Wrinkle-Prone” U.S. States; Pantene’s “Not Sorry”

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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A House bill introduced June 18 would ban the sale of personal-care products containing synthetic plastic microbeads by 2018; J&J’s RoC brand releases study identifying the U.S.’s most “wrinkle-prone” cities; Pantene urges women to reserve their apologies. More news in brief.

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