California Cosmetics Bills Are Officially Law; Origins Tries Again With Lipsticks; Cosmetics News In Brief
This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet
California continues to lead the charge in state legislation adding to federal cosmetics requirements. Meanwhile Lauder’s Origins brand reenters the lipstick category, and Fusion Brands announces a potentially risky name change.
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The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act would establish a reasonable-certainty-of-no-harm standard for FDA’s review of ingredients and require companies to share their safety information for every product with the agency, which in turn would publish it for public consumption. The bill is highly similar to Schakowsky’s previous reform proposals that divided industry and the NGO community.
The SC Johnson brand can continue to use the name Babyganics as long as it specifies on product labeling which ingredients are organic, and which aren’t, per a pending class action settlement in New York’s Southern District. The company also has agreed to sunscreen batch testing for a three-year period to verify the authenticity of SPF claims.
While overshadowed by contentious cosmetic animal-testing legislation, AB 2775 also passed in the closing days of California’s 2017-2018 legislative session, another example of the state’s eagerness to take on cosmetics issues it views as inadequately addressed at the federal level.