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Eileen Francis

Reporter – US

Eileen Francis is a reporter for “The Tan Sheet,” where she follows news on OTC drug and nutritional product manufacturing, regulation, legislation, finance and research. She previously served as a reporter and editor of “The Rose Sheet,” IBI’s source for in-depth coverage of the cosmetics industry. Early in her career, Eileen worked in public relations and as a writer for a lobbying firm. Outside of IBI, her freelance work includes articles on business, art and travel.

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PCPC Sees Opportunity For US Cosmetics Modernization After Congressional Mid-Terms

The Personal Care Products Council is pivoting to focus on passing cosmetics modernization legislation after mid-term congressional elections, while still hopeful the language could go through as part of FDA user-fee reauthorization. Karin Ross, executive VP, government affairs at PCPC, discussed the situation at the trade group’s Leadership Summit in Washington.

FDA Legislation

Estee Lauder Companies Signals Growing Luxury Appetite, Possible M&A On Horizon

ELC’s Guillaume Jesel has been named president of global brands overseeing Tom Ford Beauty and Balmain Beauty, the latter targeted for launch in fall 2024 under a licensing agreement with the French fashion house announced on 26 September. Jesel also will head up luxury business development with a “key role in prospective acquisitions and investment strategy.”

Deals Leadership

US FTC Pulling Various Levers To Impose Monetary Relief On False Ad Defendants

The Federal Trade Commission is leveraging other statutory authorities under the FTC Act and working with state regulators to garner monetary relief for consumers in the year since a Supreme Court decision shut down the commission’s longtime pathway for doing so under Sec. 13(b). FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection director Samuel Levine provided an update – and a warning to industry – at the NAD 2022 conference.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Legal Issues

US FDA Cosmetics Director Lists Talc, Formaldehyde In Hair Smoothers Among Priorities

Linda Katz, director of the FDA’s Office of Cosmetics and Colors, touched on cosmetics modernization legislation in her 21 September presentation on agency priorities at the Independent Beauty Association’s virtual FDA Cosmetics Regulations Workshop.

FDA Leadership

PFAS Remain High Priority For US FDA’s Cosmetics Office – Director Linda Katz

“We’ve been keeping tabs of the amount of products containing PFAS over the last several years and, unfortunately, we’re not seeing really a lot of it going away,” said Katz, director of the Office of Cosmetics and Colors, at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetics Regulations Workshop.

FDA Cosmetic Ingredients

NAD Says Fast-Track SWIFT Reviews Doubled Over Past Year

Greater awareness of Fast-Track SWIFT and improved understanding of cases appropriate for the process have nearly doubled the number of SWIFT cases evaluated by the National Advertising Division over the past 12 months, NAD attorney Daniel Range said at the NAD 2022 conference in Washington.

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