Black Lives Matter: Industry Responses, Backlashes, Product Withdrawals And Rehires
Some of the world’s biggest beauty and personal-care companies are struggling to slot themselves in the Black Lives Matter movement. Perhaps it’s best to lie low. Is that an option?
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Despite Kanebo’s high-profile recall and controversy around the message behind skin-lightening formulas, demand for products with brightening benefits remains strong in the East and is growing more universal, Datamonitor senior analyst Ramaa Chipalkatti says, citing the firm’s survey data. She predicts that claims are likely to evolve as consumer attitudes change and Western consumers gravitate to the segment.
China’s newly adopted Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation could mean less animal testing and speedier approval of new ingredients, according to Francine Lamoriello of the Personal Care Products Council. Coming implementing regulations, standards and guidances should help to provide needed clarity, she says.