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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella has been with The Rose Sheet for six years, covering the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues impacting the cosmetics world and turning them into stories that help The Rose Sheet’s readership stay abreast of current topics. Nardella has more than a decade of experience in journalism, and was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.
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California Eyeing ‘Monumental’ Change To How Cosmetic Products Are Classified For VOC Controls

Currently, representations on product labels dictate the levels of VOC content they are permitted to contain under the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products regulations. In its drive to tighten VOC limits, the agency is considering a change that would make online statements additional controlling factors for VOC categorization, one of several moves the personal-care industry aims to discourage.

State News Regulation

Beauty Industry Working With California Air Board To Inform VOC Regulatory Updates

Personal Care Products Council exec Tom Myers says it’s crucial that industry be involved now, ahead of proposed rulemaking expected from California’s “clean air agency” in 2020, to inform the Air Resources Board about reformulation challenges and opportunities to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds in line with state goals.

US States Beauty

Top Retailers Driving Chemical Policy Adherence With ‘Clean Beauty’ Seals

What exactly is “clean beauty”? At Target and Sephora, it means phasing out many traditional preservatives, among other commonly used but “unwanted” ingredients, and getting prominent placement and the retailers’ “Clean” stamps of approval in return.

Beauty Retail

US And California Authorities Have 1,4-Dioxane Under Review; Ripple Effects Possible, Attorney Says

Potentially present at trace levels in personal-care products manufactured with ethoxylated materials, 1,4-dioxane is getting regulatory looks from multiple angles at the US state and federal levels. Chemicals law expert Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell discusses potential implications for cosmetics industry players.

United States Beauty

New York On Verge Of Setting Limits For 1,4-Dioxane In Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic cleansing products containing 1,4-dioxane at levels above 1 part per million would be unlawfully marketed in New York beginning in 2023 under legislation passed by the state’s legislature in June. Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly is reviewing the bill.

State News Legislation

California DTSC Seeks Input On Lowering 1,4-Dioxane Levels In Cosmetics Under Safer Products Reg

The Department of Toxic Substances Control released a work plan in May related to 1,4-dioxane in cosmetics and household cleaners, signaling a potential Priority Product listing on the horizon under California’s Safer Consumer Products regulation. The DTSC will host a second public workshop on the topic 21 Aug. and is accepting comments through 30 Aug.

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