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Eileen Francis

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Washington, DC
Eileen tracks developments in OTC drug research, manufacturing, regulation, finance, M&A and marketing. She favors stories on e-commerce trends and the industry's drive toward Rx-to-OTC drug switches. Eileen also contributes coverage on the dietary supplement industry. She has a keen eye for pieces that delve into the rising self-care movement and how it is raising the innovation bar for marketers.

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French firms L’Oréal and Microphyt partner to drive development of cosmetic solutions based on the latter’s patented, low-carbon process for cultivating microalgae. Already, Microphyt markets three cosmetic ingredients based on microalgae bioactives for enhanced skin vitality and resilience.

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‘The Search Is On’: PCPC’s Lamoriello On Replacing Microplastic In Cosmetics, Reasonable Deadlines

The European Commission should extend the proposed six-year deadline “significantly” for replacing microplastics in leave-on cosmetics such as sunscreens and nix microplastic labeling requirements for makeup, lip and nail products, says the Personal Care Products Council’s executive VP of global strategies Francine Lamoriello, calling the task before industry “huge.”

Regulation Ingredients

P&G Leaders On Precision Digital Marketing, Why Less Can Be More

After two quarters of reduced marketing spending, P&G’s top executives used Investor Day 2022 to highlight the efficiencies and higher effectiveness of digital marketing compared with traditional. “We would be missing the point of productivity improvement if we only measure the effectiveness of our brand building by the dollars we spend,” CFO Andre Schulten said.

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P&G Recalibrates ‘Irresistible Superiority’ As Economy, Competition Tighten

Procter & Gamble R&D aims to answer demand for "instant gratification" while the firm works to educate consumers on proper use of products for better experiences and improved brand loyalty, among other tactics discussed in its 17 November Investor Day presentation. 

Cosmetics Business Strategies

Coty’s First Refillable Fragrance Among 2022 Sustainability Highlights

Chloé Rose Naturelle Intense, Coty’s first refillable fragrance, makes its 2022 sustainability report along with green science to replace D5 silicone and the company’s partnership with LanzaTech NZ to create fragrances using ethanol made from captured carbon emissions.

Sustainability Innovation

Small Personal Care Firms Rely On Good Contracts, Packaging Innovation As Ingredient Regs Loom

Small- and medium-sized personal care marketers facing looming state and international laws banning or regulating ingredients and packaging must rely on well-written manufacturing contracts, says Debbie Waite, co-CEO of Steinberg & Associates, a regulatory consulting firm.

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