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The Personal Care Products Council’s Francine Lamoriello, EVP of global strategies, discusses shortcomings of a proposed animal-testing exemption for imported general cosmetics under a key implementing regulation drafted for China’s new cosmetics oversight framework.
The proposed Environmental Justice for All Act originated in the US House, but is being sponsored in the Senate by Democratic VP nominee Kamala Harris of California. The bill would require professional cosmetic ingredient labeling, already mandated in California, and includes other provisions borrowed from cosmetics reform legislation stalled in Congress.
On 20 August, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved an amended version of the proposed Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, which passed the Assembly in June. Changes to the bill would alleviate burdens on California’s Department of Public Health and reduce penalties for violators.
The proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act faces no opposition in its current form, but must pass California’s Assembly and get the Senate’s concurrence before 1 September.
Companies should seek legal counsel when making “Made in the USA” claims, particularly if the Federal Trade Commission’s proposed rule on the subject is adopted as drafted. Published in July, the proposed rule would enable the FTC to obtain civil penalties from violating firms “more quickly and easily," attorneys say.
At-home nail and hair care and e-commerce were bright spots in a numbing second quarter for Revlon, which was hit hard by mass retail and salon channel closures at a time of ongoing transformation.