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Shuttered US Supplement Firm Meets Recall Deadline, But Schumer Says FDA Late Cleaning Up Industry

While contract manufacturer ABH Nature' complied with consent decree, Sen. Chuck Schumer says FDA is late in enforcing against noncompliant firms across the supplement sector. Other recent consumer health recalls include more OTC ranitidine tablets due to the potential carcinogen NDMA found in the heartburn ingredient and four versions of Sure 48HR Anti-Perspirant & Deodorant with labeling errors.

Recalls Consumer

Endocrine Disruptors, The European Green Deal And The Politicization Of EU Chemical Programs

John Chave, director-general at Cosmetics Europe, says the European Commission’s plan for targeted assessment of 28 potential endocrine-disruptors in cosmetics – despite its conclusion in late 2018 that the current cosmetics regulatory framework adequately addresses endocrine-disruptor concerns – is symptomatic of a broad trend taking hold in Europe.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients

EU’s Cosmetic Microplastic Restriction Expected To Be ‘Very Wide-Ranging’ At Best

Cosmetics Europe’s Director-General John Chave discusses next steps in the European Union’s proposed drive to ban manufactured microplastic in all cosmetic products. Industry continues to fight for something more proportionate, but it’s up against powerful forces in today’s European theater.

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Buckle Up, Industry: EWG Finds ‘4 Million Asbestos Fiber Structures’ In Makeup For Young Girls

US House Energy and Commerce Chair Frank Pallone took note on 16 January of the Environmental Working Group’s finding of asbestos contamination in a “Princess” makeup set intended for young girls. Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-MI, will speak to the test results first, pushing her own legislation that would require asbestos testing of talc-containing children’s cosmetics in accordance with preferred methods.
United States Standards

California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Advances, But Industry Encouraged By Promised Revisions

The California Assembly Committee on Environmental Safety and Toxic Materials voted yes to proposed AB 495 at a 14 January hearing in Sacramento. As drafted, the bill continues to face industry opposition, but its author and cosponsors have committed to changes that would align the legislation more closely with EU regulations and potentially resolve industry’s biggest concerns.

US States Legislation

House Agriculture Chairman Plants Seeds For FDA's CBD Policy With First Bill

Minnesota Democrat Collin Peterson’s bill, the first targeting FDA’s CBD question, could provide an entire answer or it could set table for discussion in Congress about legislation on establishing an FDA regulation on using CBD, and potentially other hemp-derived substances, in products other than drugs subject to its oversight.

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Colgate’s Tom’s Of Maine Back In Federal Court Over ‘Natural’ Claims

Tom's natural claims on toothpastes and deodorants are false and misleading, a plaintiff alleges in a proposed class action filed in Massachusetts federal court. Similar to previous complaints against Colgate/Tom’s, the plaintiff’s case is premised on the contention that “natural,” as opposed to “100% natural,” means no synthetic ingredients.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Coppertone ‘Mineral-Based’ Sunscreens Are Falsely Advertised – Proposed Class Action

The iconic sunscreen brand aims to capitalize on growing demand for mineral sunscreens – widely perceived as consumers’ safest option in sun defense – by positioning offerings that contain mixes of mineral and chemical UV filters as “mineral-based,” according to a suit filed in December in California federal court.

United States Legal Issues

CBD Drugs In Cosmetic Clothing Violate California’s Unfair Competition Law – Class Actions

California federal courts have shown themselves receptive to proposed class actions alleging that purported cosmetics carrying unapproved drug claims violate the state’s Unfair Competition Law. Plaintiffs now are testing similar theories in suits against marketers of CBD-infused topical products.

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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

M & A OTC Drugs

J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
Cosmetics OTC Drugs

P&G Grooming’s Response To Disruptor Billie? ‘Female First’ Subscription Shave Brand Will Join Venus

P&G has acknowledged that it was slow to react to direct-to-consumer threats in the men’s shave market. Perhaps intent on avoiding the same mistakes, the firm plans to acquire Billie, a subscription-based razor and body-care startup that has endeared itself to younger demographics with its affordable offerings and of-the-moment messaging.

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Colgate Says Hello To Subscription-Delivery Wtih Oral Care Line Acquisition

Colgate agrees to purchase Hello Products direct-to-consumer oral care brand, complementing  its Colgate brand and its Tom’s of Maine natural-positioned line. The firm will pay with a combination of cash and debt in the deal expected to close no later than the end of February.

M & A OTC Drugs

Grooming Investments Pay Off, Merck OTCs Count Organically In P&G's Latest Quarter

P&G’s grooming segment grew 4% in its latest quarter, the third consecutive of organic growth as the Gillette brand wins 18m customers in 12 months. The results suggest investments the company made to ward off subscription-based competitors are starting to pay off.

Sales & Earnings OTC Drugs

J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
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Grooming Investments Pay Off, Merck OTCs Count Organically In P&G's Latest Quarter

P&G’s grooming segment grew 4% in its latest quarter, the third consecutive of organic growth as the Gillette brand wins 18m customers in 12 months. The results suggest investments the company made to ward off subscription-based competitors are starting to pay off.

Sales & Earnings OTC Drugs

Dermocosmetics Push Yields Results For Switzerland's Galenica

Launching skin-care products that blend "natural medicinal plants from the Swiss pharmacopoeia with the best Swiss skin science" helped to drive up Galenica's OTC sales in 2019 at a double-digit rate.
Switzerland Health

J&J International Baby, Beauty Lines Could Lead Trimming 10% Of Consumer Portfolio

J&J plans to cut 10% of its consumer health portfolio, with most divestitures in the baby and beauty care segments outside the US. It plans to focus on growing “stronghold” categories of skin health and self care, including Aveeno and Tylenol.
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Colgate Launches UK Vegan Toothpaste, Shares Recyclable Tube Technology

Colgate rolls out first recyclable toothpaste tube in UK with launch of Smile for Good. Selling now in retailers including Tesco and Morrisons, the line featuring Protection and Whitening versions is the first toothpaste certified by the Vegan Society.

OTC Drugs Launches

Cosmetics Weekly Trademark Review: 17 December 2019

Personal-care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3 – Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps.
Cosmetics Commercial

Fragrance Creators Association Launches Online ‘Conservatory’ To Bolster Consumer Confidence

The North American trade organization’s new website offers consumers a gateway into the world of fragrance. Providing a “deep dive” into 50 fragrance ingredients, as well as overviews of perfumery, key regulations, and industry safety practices and sustainability efforts, the site extends FCA’s work to engage and inform consumers at a time of growing interest in manufactured scents.

United States Business Strategies
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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

Endocrine Disruptors, The European Green Deal And The Politicization Of EU Chemical Programs

John Chave, director-general at Cosmetics Europe, says the European Commission’s plan for targeted assessment of 28 potential endocrine-disruptors in cosmetics – despite its conclusion in late 2018 that the current cosmetics regulatory framework adequately addresses endocrine-disruptor concerns – is symptomatic of a broad trend taking hold in Europe.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients

EU’s Cosmetic Microplastic Restriction Expected To Be ‘Very Wide-Ranging’ At Best

Cosmetics Europe’s Director-General John Chave discusses next steps in the European Union’s proposed drive to ban manufactured microplastic in all cosmetic products. Industry continues to fight for something more proportionate, but it’s up against powerful forces in today’s European theater.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients

FDA’s Follow-Up Sunscreen Trial Shows More Of The Same: Absorption Of All Tested UV Filters

The FDA emphasizes that findings from its second, more extensive clinical study on the absorption potential of sunscreen active ingredients are not in themselves signals that the UV filters are unsafe. However, they portend heavy work ahead for industry if the ingredients are to remain GRASE and available for use in OTC sunscreen drug products stateside.  
 
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

Sensodyne ProNamel TV Ad Claim's Accuracy Slips Through Cracks

NAD finds from P&G challenge that Glaxo's US consumer health business provided no evidence to support express and implied claims conveyed in two TV ads featuring animated image of a tooth surface lined with deep and narrow crevices that Sensodyne ProNamel Intensive Enamel Repair fills and heals cracked enamel.
OTC Drugs Commercial

NAD Decision Against Native Deodorant Anti-Wetness Claims Holds Up On Appeal

Natural-oriented Native, acquired by P&G in late 2017, failed to convince a National Advertising Review Board panel that its aluminum-free deodorants absorb and protect against underarm wetness. What remains in question is whether deodorant marketers with proper substantiation are free to make such claims under FDA regulations without conforming to the OTC antiperspirant drug monograph.

United States Ad Complaints

Zero Gravity's OTC Device Anti-Aging Claims Could Get FDA, FTC Scrutiny

Omm Imports didn’t respond to the National Advertising Division’s requests for evidence supporting claims its Perfectio devices could produce anti-aging effects similar to cosmetic procedures. The OTC devices, which work through red and infrared light-emitting diodes, are priced between $1,499-$7,999.

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