Rep. Pallone Keeps After Cosmetics; Edgewell Acquires Jack Black; Coty On Amazon Echo; News In Brief
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
Jack Black will join Schick razors, Bulldog skin care and Banana Boat sunscreens in Edgewell's brand portfolio; Congressman Pallone wants FDA to investigate Rodan + Fields. More cosmetics news in brief.
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Despite positive impacts from its Hydro 5 Sense and Intuition f.a.b. razor launches, Edgewell’s global Wet Shave business declined in the fourth quarter and full fiscal 2018. The firm remains focused on slashing costs, an effort that wasn’t helped by a Q4 charge related to REACH ingredient substitution.
Standing in front of a Claire's store in his home state, the New Jersey Democrat asked FDA Feb. 2 to investigate reports of asbestos-contaminated children's makeup products and provide a briefing on the issue and broader cosmetic safety concerns by Feb. 22.
A link for FDA information included in Prop 65 warnings for Rodan & Fields benzophenone products went an industry site, the Environmental Working Group found. The firm replaced the link with one to FDA’s site, saying it used the industry website because it was more consumer friendly.