Times Sure Are a-Changin’: Revlon Announces ‘EWG Verified’ Launch
Revlon’s new PhotoReady Prime Plus Primers include a Perfecting + Smoothing variant boasting the “EWG Verified” seal. Meanwhile, P&G’s Herbal Essences has extended its own use of EWG credentials. The developments signal increasing industry openness to partnering with a longtime rival in the interest of bolstering confidence and winning fresh business in today’s hazard-averse consumer climate.
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Federal preemption of state and local requirements that differ from federal mandates came up repeatedly at the House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee’s 4 December cosmetics hearing. Meanwhile, both NGO and industry stakeholders generally support FDA review of cosmetic ingredients, but the details of such a framework likely will be contentious as work progresses.
On the bright side in North America, the Revlon brand has reclaimed its lead in the US mass lip segment, and both Revlon and Almay are off to strong starts in the fourth quarter, company leadership says. The firm continues to build the international and digital sides of its business in search of sustainable growth outside of Elizabeth Arden.