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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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China’s Cosmetic Animal-Testing Exemption 'Not Yet A Terribly Meaningful Solution' – PCPC

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.

China Cosmetics

Senator Harris’ Environmental Justice Bill Tears Page From Personal Care Products Safety Act

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.

United States Legislation

California’s Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Amended, Pushed Closer To Governor’s Desk

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.

US States Legislation

California Fragrance Disclosure Bill Headed For Assembly Vote With Time Running Out

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.

State News Legislation

FTC’s Proposed Rule On ‘Made In The USA’ Claims Could Mean Increased Civil Penalties

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.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Revlon In COVID-19 Tailspin; E-Commerce, At-Home Beauty Provide Lifts

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.

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