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Ryan Nelson

Executive Editor

Washington, D.C.
Ryan Nelson is managing editor of Informa’s Rose Sheet and the head of its cosmetics content channel, with particular expertise in evolving regulatory and legal issues. He’s been covering FDA-regulated industries for going on 15 years, previously reporting for the Gray Sheet (now Medtech Insight) where he handled beats including Capitol Hill and Emerging Technology. He began his career teaching English Literature to 9th grade boys at a private boarding school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a role he misses only occasionally. Ryan is based in Informa’s Washington, D.C. office.
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Kids’ Cosmetics With Talc Would Require Asbestos-Free Verification Or Warnings Under Dingell Bill

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., is taking another swing at legislation to require cancer warnings on talc-containing cosmetics marketed to children if they have not been determined asbestos-free via transmission electron microscopy to FDA’s satisfaction.

Legislation Cosmetic Ingredients

Industry Groups To Request FDA Rulemaking Deferrals For Sunscreen Ingredients In Question

Trade groups PCPC and CHPA say they likely will request that FDA defer further rulemaking on sunscreen ingredients that require additional data to retain their GRASE designations under the agency’s proposed rule for a final OTC sunscreen drug monograph, issued in February. For now, the associations are asking for an extension of the allotted comment period beyond May 28, 2019.

FDA Regulation

Amazon Adds Masks-Specialist Fast Beauty Co. To ‘Our Brands’ Portfolio

The mega-retailer has been quietly growing its selection of private-label and Amazon-exclusive brands, recently adding Fast Beauty Co., which targets affordable, fast-acting masks to consumers on the go.

Beauty Retail

Claire’s Caves, Recalls Makeup Products Following FDA’s Asbestos Finding

The jewelry and cosmetics retailer announced March 11 that it is voluntarily recalling selected lots of three makeup products due to the “possible presence of asbestos fibers.” FDA issued a safety alert the previous week that has made Claire’s the latest poster child for cosmetics regulatory reform.

Beauty Recalls

SPF Testing Costs (And Variability) Could Be Reduced With In Vitro Method Uptake

Cosmetics Europe expects its in vitro method for SPF determination to be a published ISO standard within two to three years. The European Commission is behind in vitro sunscreen testing, and the method could significantly reduce costs and technical challenges while providing in vivo-equivalent results, the trade group says.

Beauty Standards

House Committee Hearing Shows How Talc/Asbestos Concerns Could Be Impetus For Cosmetics Reform

“If I were in your shoes or in Commissioner Gottlieb’s shoes I wouldn’t wait another day to require a warning on all [talc-containing cosmetic] products,” EWG’s Scott Faber told a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee March 12, while maintaining that large-scale regulatory changes are what's truly needed to protect users of talcum powders and other personal-care items.

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