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FDA May Put Hold On Lead Acetate Hair-Dye Rule; Manufacturer Combe Demands Hearing

Grecian Formula marketer Combe likens the process and calculations that informed FDA’s final rule against lead acetate to “a child’s game of telephone.” Environmental Defense Fund warns that if FDA grants Combe’s request – which the NGO suspects is unavoidable – it intends to cross-examine the company’s witnesses about consumer complaints and their handling in the firm’s past.

FDA Regulation

ECHA ‘Ignoring’ Law, Continues To OverREACH With Cosmetic Animal Tests – Cruelty Free International

According to the NGO, not only are animals continuing to suffer in testing the Cosmetics Regulation’s animal-testing prohibitions were designed to eliminate, cruelty-free brands are having an increasingly difficult time avoiding animal-tested ingredients due to failings in the European Chemicals Agency’s administration of REACH.

Beauty Animal Testing

FDA Stretching Available Funds, Skeleton Workforce In Gov Shutdown Week Three

With no end to the partial shutdown in sight, public safety concerns are mounting along with anxiety among furloughed employees. FDA Commissioner Gottlieb remains a vibrant presence on social media, working to maintain staff morale and reassure the public that critical agency functions carry on.

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Octocrylene Now? Sunscreen Industry Under Growing Pressure As Environmental Concerns Mount

Lawmakers already are taking action to ban sales of oxybenzone- and octinoxate-containing sunscreens due to signals, however questionable, that the ingredients pose dangers to coral health. Now a new study suggests that octocrylene could be a concern as well.

Health Beauty

2018 In Review: California, Hawaii Pass Personal-Care Legislation Among 300+ State Bills Overall

On par with 2017, the Personal Care Products Council was tracking more than 300 state bills last year with potential implications for its members, including measures ultimately enacted by California and Hawaii to deter cosmetic animal testing and ban environmentally questionable sunscreens.

Legislation Health

2018 In Review: US Midterm Mania Stifles Cosmetics Regulatory Reform Momentum

Despite repeated stakeholder assertions of being “closer than ever” to modernizing cosmetics regulations, the 115th Congress ended with reform legislation stranded in committee. The Personal Care Products says midterm elections diverted lawmakers’ attention from unresolved issues, likely including possible preemption terms to put a lid on growing state and local requirements.

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J&J CEO Sees Victory Ahead On Talc, Growth From Johnson's Relaunch

JP Morgan analysts had questions and J&J CEO Alex Gorsky and CFO Joseph Wolk had answers about liability suits alleging that use of the Johnson's brand talcum powder has caused mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. On the Johnson's brand outlook following its relaunch as a natural product line, Gorsky says sales were a key driver in the firm's consumer health sales in the 2018 third quarter. China, meanwhile, is a model for growing sales online, he says.
Legal Issues Ingredients

J&J Doing Damage Control Following Reuters Report On Asbestos ‘Lurking’ In Johnson’s Powder

J&J shares are down nearly 12% since Reuters reported Dec. 14 that the firm has known for decades about toxic asbestos in its Johnson’s Baby Powder talc. The news outlet’s probe turned up nothing that hasn’t been raised by plaintiff attorneys, but throws the central issues of contention into high relief for its global audience.

Beauty Legal Issues

Unilever Names New CEO; Sexy Hair’s $2.3m ‘Sulfate-Free’ Settlement; More Cosmetics News In Brief

Henkel’s Sexy Hair Concepts and Ulta will settle with plaintiffs over alleged “sulfate-free” deception, to the tune of $2.3m; Unilever’s Dermalogica is suing Target for unauthorized selling of diverted products. More cosmetics news in brief.

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Natural Beauty Big Leaguer L’Occitane Acquires No. 1 In British Luxury Skin Care

L’Occitaine’s $900m Elemis buy will build out the manufacturer/retailer’s premium, natural-oriented beauty portfolio, adding a prestige brand that aspires to be a leader in global skin care with its nature/science balance and cross-generational consumer appeal.

Beauty Deals

Crown Labs Spreads Out, GSK Narrows Focus In OTC Skin Care Brand Deal

GSK further narrows consumer health focus with sale to Crown Labs of North American distribution rights for PanOxyl acne wash, Sarna anti-itch lotion, Zeasorb anti-fungal product, Desenex athlete’s foot treatment and Mineral Ice pain-relieving gel. Deals also helps UK pharma pay for its $5.1bn acquisition of oncology drug firm Tesaro.

Commercial Consumer

P&G's Personal Health Sector Has Merck Consumer Chief As International Head

P&G names Merck KGAA consumer chief Uta Kemmerich-Keil to lead international division of personal health business as it closes on $4.2bn acquisition of German firm's consumer business. Deal closes a month after P&G announced biggest changes to organizational structure in 20 years, including combining personal care and health care into personal health and forming six global units, each headed by a CEO.

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Natural Beauty Big Leaguer L’Occitane Acquires No. 1 In British Luxury Skin Care

L’Occitaine’s $900m Elemis buy will build out the manufacturer/retailer’s premium, natural-oriented beauty portfolio, adding a prestige brand that aspires to be a leader in global skin care with its nature/science balance and cross-generational consumer appeal.

Beauty Deals

Beauty Supplements Draw Young Adults, Disease Prevention Attracts All Ages

Most US women ages 18-34 who take a supplement do so for beauty benefits, finds Mintel in a survey. Natural Marketing Institute says with science increasing understanding of nutrients, firms should offer supplements that address symptoms of common conditions consumers are treating with drugs.

Dietary Supplements Market Intelligence

J&J CEO Sees Victory Ahead On Talc, Growth From Johnson's Relaunch

JP Morgan analysts had questions and J&J CEO Alex Gorsky and CFO Joseph Wolk had answers about liability suits alleging that use of the Johnson's brand talcum powder has caused mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. On the Johnson's brand outlook following its relaunch as a natural product line, Gorsky says sales were a key driver in the firm's consumer health sales in the 2018 third quarter. China, meanwhile, is a model for growing sales online, he says.
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Edgewell’s Q4 Reflects Ongoing Men’s Shave Challenges, REACH Sun-Care Reformulation

Despite positive impacts from its Hydro 5 Sense and Intuition f.a.b. razor launches, Edgewell’s global Wet Shave business declined in the fourth quarter and full fiscal 2018. The firm remains focused on slashing costs, an effort that wasn’t helped by a Q4 charge related to REACH ingredient substitution.

Sales & Earnings Business Strategies

Revlon Announces Cost-Cutting Plan; CoverGirl’s Flagship Store; More Cosmetics News In Brief

Revlon responds to continued net losses with a cost-cutting plan, which will include headcount reductions; Coty is optimistic that CoverGirl momentum, including the launch of a flagship store in Times Square, will help buoy its struggling Consumer Beauty business. Meanwhile, L’Oreal/La Roche-Posay introduces a wearable UV sensor, and IFF-LMR promotes its vegan-certified natural extracts.

Business Strategies Sales & Earnings

Coty Announces New CEO, Board Changes Following Troubled Q1

Coty reported Nov. 7 a Q1 revenue decline of 9.2% due to a constellation of supply-chain issues and continued Consumer Beauty weakness. Less than a week later – and two years after its completion of a $12bn merger with P&G’s beauty business – the firm announces Pierre Laubies as CEO, evidently drawn to his experience integrating combined assets at a Dutch coffee company.

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Avoiding ‘Kiss Killers’ – GSK Offers German Consumers New Oral Hygiene Products For The Festival Season

With Carnival season approaching in Germany, GlaxoSmithKline is helping German consumers to take care of their oral hygiene with new toothbrushes and its Zovirax Duo cold sore treatment. 
Beauty Cosmetics

Leading Beauty Brands Harness Tech Innovations For Personalized Solutions; CES News In Brief

P&G, J&J/Neutrogena and L’Oreal/La Roche-Posay are among firms exhibiting technologies at the Consumer Electronics Showcase in Las Vegas that provide personalized skin benefits.

Beauty Innovation

CoverGirl Introduces Full Spectrum Makeup As ‘Fenty Effect’ Continues To Resonate

“Understanding that inclusivity goes far beyond shade ranges, Full Spectrum was developed with the unique shade AND skin needs of multicultural women in mind,” according to a Coty/CoverGirl rep. The line is available now at Ulta.com, with a wider rollout planned for February 2019.

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J&J CEO Sees Victory Ahead On Talc, Growth From Johnson's Relaunch

JP Morgan analysts had questions and J&J CEO Alex Gorsky and CFO Joseph Wolk had answers about liability suits alleging that use of the Johnson's brand talcum powder has caused mesothelioma or ovarian cancer. On the Johnson's brand outlook following its relaunch as a natural product line, Gorsky says sales were a key driver in the firm's consumer health sales in the 2018 third quarter. China, meanwhile, is a model for growing sales online, he says.
Legal Issues Ingredients

2018 In Review: Cosmetics Industry Mobilizes To Stop Preservatives Die-Off

Trade group Cosmetics Europe launched an education and advocacy campaign in 2018 to address industry’s shrinking preservative palette, which many believe has reached “crisis proportions." Stateside, 2018 saw growing movement in the development and use of alternative preservative systems, while Cosmetic Ingredient Review activity accelerated around conventional go-tos.

Beauty Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel Findings: Dec. 3-4

Chart: The statuses of safety assessments following the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel’s Dec. 3-4 meeting in Washington.

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Perfect Cosmetics Imperfect In Claiming UK Regulator Endorses Its Products

UK firm Perfect Cosmetics advised to discontinue claims suggesting regulators endorse its My Perfect Eyes skin care products. Marketer also advised to discontinue claims its product could banish and eradicate wrinkles.

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