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PCPC Expects Rapid-Fire Implementing Measures Following China’s CSAR Drop

China’s newly adopted Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation could mean less animal testing and speedier approval of new ingredients, according to Francine Lamoriello of the Personal Care Products Council. Coming implementing regulations, standards and guidances should help to provide needed clarity, she says.

China Cosmetics

New Report, Same Theme On US FDA's Policy On Cannabidiols: ‘Extensive Data Gaps’ On Safety

FDA’s second report to Congress on oversight of CBD market includes results from studies of whether products are mislabeled or adulterated, but also indicates throughout that more data are needed on safety of hemp-derived CBD ingredients used in myriad consumer health, cosmetic and food products already available.

Dietary Supplements Cannabidiol CBD

European Commission Examining Prostaglandins In Cosmetics: Are They Safe? Are They Drugs?

Marketers of cosmetic products that rely on prostaglandins or their analogues to grow eyelashes – or compete against companies that use the ingredients – have until 22 October to submit information to the Commission, which will help inform an assessment by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

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Latest From Beauty & Legislation

New Report, Same Theme On US FDA's Policy On Cannabidiols: ‘Extensive Data Gaps’ On Safety

FDA’s second report to Congress on oversight of CBD market includes results from studies of whether products are mislabeled or adulterated, but also indicates throughout that more data are needed on safety of hemp-derived CBD ingredients used in myriad consumer health, cosmetic and food products already available.

Dietary Supplements Cannabidiol CBD

Beauty Market News: China Cosmetics Regulations Modernized, Florida Stops Local Oxybenzone Bans, More

L’Oreal acquires Thayers Natural Remedies; Unilever, L’Oreal remove ‘whitening,’ ‘fair’ from labels; China finalizes modernization of cosmetics regulations; and Florida governor signs law preventing local bans on oxybenzone.

Cosmetics Deals

California Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act Sponsors Sound New Ingredient Concern: Immune System Effects

“Nine of the chemicals we are proposing to ban in AB 2762 are linked to a compromised immune system which can increase susceptibility to, and negatively impact recovery from, COVID-19,” Assemblymember and coauthor Bill Quirk says of the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, which passed California’s Assembly unanimously on 11 June.

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Latest From Beauty & Legal Issues

GermBloc Hand-Sanitizer Class Action Takes Aim At 99.99% Germ-Killing Claim

Like other hand sanitizer manufacturers, WillSpeed Technology claims its GermBloc “kills 99.99% of germs.” Plaintiffs in a proposed class action filed in Massachusetts federal court allege the claim “grossly overstates” the product’s efficacy, deceiving consumers and endangering them with false confidence.

United States Legal Issues

L’Oreal Defeats Slack-Fill Case In New York, Pivots To Clarisonic ‘Defect’ Complaint In California

L’Oreal USA beat a suit in May in New York regarding liquid cosmetics packaging, which plaintiffs alleged cheated consumers out of product they expected to be accessible, only to face a newly proposed class action, filed in California on 5 June, over an alleged Clarisonic waterproofing defect.

United States Beauty

J&J’s Discontinuation Of Johnson’s Baby Powder Linked To April Federal Court Ruling

Legal experts note that J&J’s decision to end Johnson’s Baby Powder sales in the US and Canada closely followed a New Jersey federal court decision that largely denied the firm’s motions to bar testimony from plaintiff experts in multi-district talc litigation comprising around 16,000 cases.

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Latest From Beauty & Deals

Beauty Market News: China Cosmetics Regulations Modernized, Florida Stops Local Oxybenzone Bans, More

L’Oreal acquires Thayers Natural Remedies; Unilever, L’Oreal remove ‘whitening,’ ‘fair’ from labels; China finalizes modernization of cosmetics regulations; and Florida governor signs law preventing local bans on oxybenzone.

Cosmetics Deals

Coty Aims To Prove Naysayers Wrong With Another Kardashian Bet

Coty will leverage Kim Kardashian West’s influence with her roughly 300m social-media followers as it expands her KKW brand into new product categories and geographies, according to the firm’s 29 June announcement. The $200m transaction for 20% of the celeb’s business follows a $600m deal with half-sister Kylie Jenner, completed in January.

Beauty Deals

E.l.f. Puts Premium On ‘Clean Beauty’ With First Strategic Acquisition: W3ll People

W3ll People is expected to add a relatively modest $7m to e.l.f. Beauty’s fiscal 2021 top line, but the brand has “major white space” opportunities, including at Target, e.l.f.’s longest-standing customer. Further, its plant-based product line includes 40 “EWG Verified” products, reflecting expertise e.l.f. is eager to tap.

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Latest From Beauty & Business Strategies

Direct Sales Industry Guidance Responds To ‘Increase In Questionable Earnings Claims’

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council and Direct Selling Association guidance aims to curb multi-level marketers’ misleading earnings claims, a practice increasing among health and wellness direct sellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enforcement Guidance Documents

New Report, Same Theme On US FDA's Policy On Cannabidiols: ‘Extensive Data Gaps’ On Safety

FDA’s second report to Congress on oversight of CBD market includes results from studies of whether products are mislabeled or adulterated, but also indicates throughout that more data are needed on safety of hemp-derived CBD ingredients used in myriad consumer health, cosmetic and food products already available.

Dietary Supplements Cannabidiol CBD

Beauty Market News: China Cosmetics Regulations Modernized, Florida Stops Local Oxybenzone Bans, More

L’Oreal acquires Thayers Natural Remedies; Unilever, L’Oreal remove ‘whitening,’ ‘fair’ from labels; China finalizes modernization of cosmetics regulations; and Florida governor signs law preventing local bans on oxybenzone.

Cosmetics Deals
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Latest From Beauty & Sales & Earnings

Direct Sales Industry Guidance Responds To ‘Increase In Questionable Earnings Claims’

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council and Direct Selling Association guidance aims to curb multi-level marketers’ misleading earnings claims, a practice increasing among health and wellness direct sellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enforcement Guidance Documents

Ulta On Q1 COVID-19 Impact; ‘Illegal And Ineffective’ Hand Sanitizers In Europe; More Cosmetics News

Ulta Beauty says sales are roughly flat in the first 180 stores it reopened following the COVID-19 shutdown, which dragged down its net sales roughly 33% in the fiscal 2020 first quarter. More cosmetics news in brief.

Beauty Sales & Earnings

‘Moving At e.l.f. Speed’: First-To-Mass ‘Dupe’ Beauty Specialist Powering Through Pandemic

Despite so many COVID-19 uncertainties, e.l.f. Beauty has the confidence of a company that posted 6% net sales growth to $283m for the 2020 fiscal year ended on 31 March and is seeing its value proposition for "prestige-quality" cosmetics resonate even more powerfully with consumers in today’s volatile economic climate.

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HBW Market News: COVID-19 Donations And Support, Shifts To Sanitizer Production

Boston coalition offers pro-bono legal help for small businesses, nonprofits; CBD firms Neptune Wellness Solutions and cbdMD respond to loosened US prohibitions for preparing sanitizers; Modere supplements provides first responders with free products; Young Living donates sanitizer in community; VidaFuel Nutition provides protein drinks to vulnerable kidney patients.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Commercial

Colgate Was Drawn To Hello Products’ Youthful Lifestyle Branding, And Now It Has A CBD Line

Successfully acquired by Colgate-Palmolive on 31 January, Hello quickly made a statement with the launch of a CBD oral-care range and its first go at lip care, CBD Vegan Lip Balm. Available exclusively through Ulta Beauty, the CBD products have the potential to score well with younger consumers interested in natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and, of course, cannabis-based innovations.

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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.

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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

PCPC Expects Rapid-Fire Implementing Measures Following China’s CSAR Drop

China’s newly adopted Cosmetics Supervision and Administration Regulation could mean less animal testing and speedier approval of new ingredients, according to Francine Lamoriello of the Personal Care Products Council. Coming implementing regulations, standards and guidances should help to provide needed clarity, she says.

China Cosmetics

Beauty Market News: China Cosmetics Regulations Modernized, Florida Stops Local Oxybenzone Bans, More

L’Oreal acquires Thayers Natural Remedies; Unilever, L’Oreal remove ‘whitening,’ ‘fair’ from labels; China finalizes modernization of cosmetics regulations; and Florida governor signs law preventing local bans on oxybenzone.

Cosmetics Deals

European Commission Examining Prostaglandins In Cosmetics: Are They Safe? Are They Drugs?

Marketers of cosmetic products that rely on prostaglandins or their analogues to grow eyelashes – or compete against companies that use the ingredients – have until 22 October to submit information to the Commission, which will help inform an assessment by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

Direct Sales Industry Guidance Responds To ‘Increase In Questionable Earnings Claims’

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council and Direct Selling Association guidance aims to curb multi-level marketers’ misleading earnings claims, a practice increasing among health and wellness direct sellers during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Enforcement Guidance Documents

Support Doesn't Fit For Fillerina Anti-Aging Claims In Industry Self-Regulation Review

NAD looked at Qf Systems' claims "against backdrop” of previous reviews of claims for products promoted as alternatives to cosmetic procedures and surgeries, Consumers keen to look younger are attracted to the products, but often have difficulty determining whether claims are legitimate.

Ad Complaints Cosmetics

Spinbrush ‘Clean’ Comparative Claim Doesn't Stop At Whitening – Wrongly Suggests Plaque Removal

Church & Dwight agrees to discontinue claiming its Arm & Hammer Spinbrush electric toothbrush removes plaque as well as Oral-B Pro 1000. The American Dental Association and FDA have noted or suggested that "cleaning" teeth refers to plaque removal, an industry self-regulation group says.

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