In Brief: MAC's Miley Ad Ruffles Feathers; Cosmetic 'Scienceploitation'; More
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Scandalized Londoners take complaints about a MAC VIVA glam ad, featuring Miley Cyrus, to the Advertising Standards Authority; High Ridge Brands grows its hair-care portfolio with the acquisition of Salon Grafix; the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery says patients must be educated about stem cell-based cosmetic claims. More news in brief.
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High Ridge Brands is on the lookout for acquisition opportunities to grow its branded personal-care portfolio, which includes Zest cleansers in North American markets and a number of hair-care brands, while Curology aims to expand its platform for direct-to-consumer prescription skin care with $15m in new funding. More news in brief.
During a public preparatory meeting in advance of the ninth International Cooperation for Cosmetics Regulation summit, FDA Office of Cosmetics and Colors Director Linda Katz said that the topic of cosmetic product preservation will be included on the agenda for the first time. Animal-testing alternatives, allergens and trace impurities also are up for discussion, continuing regulators' work from last year on those topics.
Claims promoting Cell Vitals’ ReLuma skin-care line render the products unapproved drugs, FDA asserts in a Nov. 24 warning letter. Marketed as “A Revolution in Stem Cell Skin Care,” the firm’s products feature cytokines and growth factors harvested from adult stem cells that send “grow and divide” signals to aging skin cells, the company says.