In Brief: Prop 65 Aloe Vera Listing Update; Beautycounter Sales Soar; More
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Comments are now being accepted through June 9 on California's proposal to add Aloe vera whole leaf extract to the Prop 65 substances list. More news in brief.
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