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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella covers health care business topics, including contributions for more than a decade to HBW Insight (and previously the Rose Sheet) for more than a decade, where’s she has covered the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues and turning them into stories that help readers stay abreast of current topics. Nardella was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.

Latest From Lauren Nardella

Walmart Exceeds Priority Chemical Reduction Targets

Walmart Inc., which aimed for a 10% reduction in use of priority chemicals in beauty, personal care and household cleaning products sold in stores by 2022, is years ahead of its goal.

Cosmetic Ingredients Retail

Sunscreen Ecological Risk Assessment 'Teed Up' For US EPA

Lawmakers in Hawaii and other jurisdictions may be left wanting by the National Academies of Sciences' sunscreen report, but industry groups were pleased with the academy's findings and recommendations to the EPA. The Personal Care Products Council says it confirms that scientific data are insufficient at present to conduct “realistic” ecological risk assessments of UV filters or support their bans.

Ingredients FDA

PCPC Pushes FDA For Bigger Industry Role In Developing Quality Metrics Reporting For Drugs

Especially if the program eventually will be made mandatory, the US FDA must engage more with drug industry representatives – including OTC – as its plan for quality metric reporting continues taking shape, the trade association says.

FDA OTC Drugs

Hawaii’s Big Island Joins Maui In Non-Mineral Sunscreen Ban

A National Academies of Sciences report is expected in coming weeks on the environmental impacts of sunscreen ingredients and potential human health issues associated with changing use patterns. But Hawaii County legislators decided they couldn’t wait for new information to come to light, voting yes on a measure to ban sales of non-mineral sunscreens, which became law on 8 July.

US States Legislation

California DTSC Nominates TPHP In Nail Products As Possible Priority For Alternatives Analysis

California is taking a closer look at the safety of four potentially harmful ingredients in nail products and has named triphenyl phosphate specifically as a possible Priority Product under the state’s Safer Consumer Products regulation.

Regulation Cosmetic Ingredients

CIR’s 161st Expert Panel Meeting: Much Ado About Airbrush Cosmetics; Prostaglandins Make 2023 Priorities

Exactly what is in airbrush-delivered cosmetics, and how they are used by consumers, are not well understood by Cosmetic Ingredient Review, its expert panel, or the US FDA. At their June meeting, CIR’s independent experts debated who should be responsible for assessing airbrush cosmetics and how safety unknowns should be communicated.

Cosmetic Ingredients Safety
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