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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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Essential Oils Off EU Imports Tariff List In Trade War Win For Fragrance Creators

Essential oils no longer on list of products slated for EU tariff increases effective 18 October, a win for US fragrance industry facing uncertainty in tumultuous global trade climate. Fragrancy industry, like dietary supplement manufacturers, still face higher tariffs on imports from China as next round of hikes is scheduled to start 15 October.

Cosmetics Trade

Schakowsky’s Loaded Cosmetics Bill Described As ‘Floor, Not A Ceiling’ For States To Build On

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act, reintroduced in the US House, exceeds the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate in terms of the duties and resource demands it would impose on companies and the FDA, while leaving states free to regulate cosmetics even more stringently. The proposal now must vie for the attention of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Beauty United States

California Fragrance Disclosure Bill Screeches To Halt As Legislature Adjourns For Year; Now What?

Funding issues appear to have factored in the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act’s failure to cross the finish line in the first act of the California legislature’s 2019-2020 session. Far from popular with industry stakeholders, SB 574 nevertheless could represent a lesser-of-evils compromise of strategic importance, with further activity expected on the bill in 2020.

US States Beauty

CVS Reformulating Own-Brand Sunscreens Without Alleged Coral Killers

“CVS Pharmacy is highly attuned to our customers’ evolving needs and their desire for products that are more sustainable while still being efficacious,” says CVS Health’s George Coleman, senior vice president of merchandising. The retailer is committed to eliminating oxybenzone and octinoxate from CVS-branded sunscreens with SPFs less than 50 by the end of 2020.

Retail Business Strategies

Industry Braces For Holiday Tariff Impacts As US-China Trade War Continues

“With some products facing tariffs as high as 30%, many businesses will have no choice but to pass along those costs to consumers,” an industry coalition called Americans for Free Trade asserted in an August letter to President Donald Trump in response to proposed escalations of tariffs on Chinese goods. “Price increases will likely hit shoppers just as they are making their holiday purchases,” the group noted.

United States China

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.

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