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US Senate Wants PFAS Banned From Cosmetics. Should FDA Have A Say?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are unpopular, sure. But there are thousands of PFAS with dissimilar safety profiles that merit US FDA review ahead of a blanket ban in cosmetic products, industry says.

United States FDA

FTC Chair’s Anti-Trust Focus Could Impact Pricing, Sales Across Consumer Packaged Goods Sectors

Health, beauty and wellness industry stakeholders believe Lina Khan’s appointment increases chances FTC will aggressively enforce against e-commerce giant Amazon. Agency movement alleging antitrust against Amazon could impact the pricing and sales of products online.

E-Commerce Enforcement

US FDA Inaction On Formaldehyde In Hair-Smoothing Products ‘Unconscionable,’ Petitioners Say

The Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth try again with a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration seeking a ban on use of formaldehyde and equivalents in heated hair-straightening products. This time they are joined by 75 concerned salon workers.

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USPTO Cannabinoid Trademarks Approach Aligns With FDA Ingredient Regulation: Divert From Norm

Cannabinoid products have been available in US since at least 2012, when states began legalizing cannabis, but the earliest USPTO is recognizing submissions for those marks is December 2018 and it won’t register trademarks until FDA allows lawful use of the ingredients in non-drug products.

Cannabidiol CBD Regulation

Cosmetics Industry Should ‘Double Down’ On Self-Regulation While Awaiting Reform Legislation

Covington & Burling attorney Peter Barton Hutt brings historical perspective to the matter of cosmetics reform legislation in US Congress, which stalled out in 2020 after COVID hit the states. He advises companies to continue working to meet and exceed existing regulatory requirements "so that people can’t say that voluntary self-regulation doesn’t work."

United States Beauty

Sharper Cut May Be Needed For Legislation Restoring FTC’s Monetary Relief Authority

Only bill introduced in Congress on amending Sec. 13(b) of FTC rules to restore authority would make all pending false advertising enforcements subject to the authority. H.R. 2668 also would allow FTC to target advertising as far back as 10 years from when it files a complaint.

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FTC Chair’s Anti-Trust Focus Could Impact Pricing, Sales Across Consumer Packaged Goods Sectors

Health, beauty and wellness industry stakeholders believe Lina Khan’s appointment increases chances FTC will aggressively enforce against e-commerce giant Amazon. Agency movement alleging antitrust against Amazon could impact the pricing and sales of products online.

E-Commerce Enforcement

USPTO Cannabinoid Trademarks Approach Aligns With FDA Ingredient Regulation: Divert From Norm

Cannabinoid products have been available in US since at least 2012, when states began legalizing cannabis, but the earliest USPTO is recognizing submissions for those marks is December 2018 and it won’t register trademarks until FDA allows lawful use of the ingredients in non-drug products.

Cannabidiol CBD Regulation

Sharper Cut May Be Needed For Legislation Restoring FTC’s Monetary Relief Authority

Only bill introduced in Congress on amending Sec. 13(b) of FTC rules to restore authority would make all pending false advertising enforcements subject to the authority. H.R. 2668 also would allow FTC to target advertising as far back as 10 years from when it files a complaint.

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Germany's EVP Enters Spain's Supplements Market With Korott

German private-label specialist EVP Group is poised to enter the Spanish market with the acquisition of local supplements and cosmetics player Korott.

Deals Germany

Unilever To Fuel Skin Care, E-Commerce Engines With Paula’s Choice Acquisition

Paula’s Choice ticks skin-care and e-commerce boxes at a time of increased wellness and home shopping demand. The balance it strikes between acknowledging consumer ingredient preferences and upholding scientific method may also be part of the brand's appeal.

United States Business Strategies

Colgate Prioritizes Growing Brands Over Adding More; Increasing Costs Drive Prices Higher

Colgate is “not in a hurry” to make deals with valuations high for businesses it would target, says CEO Noel Wallace. Increasing commodity costs and rising inflation have the company prioritizing growth on existing businesses.

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Germany's EVP Enters Spain's Supplements Market With Korott

German private-label specialist EVP Group is poised to enter the Spanish market with the acquisition of local supplements and cosmetics player Korott.

Deals Germany

Unilever To Fuel Skin Care, E-Commerce Engines With Paula’s Choice Acquisition

Paula’s Choice ticks skin-care and e-commerce boxes at a time of increased wellness and home shopping demand. The balance it strikes between acknowledging consumer ingredient preferences and upholding scientific method may also be part of the brand's appeal.

United States Business Strategies

Colgate Prioritizes Growing Brands Over Adding More; Increasing Costs Drive Prices Higher

Colgate is “not in a hurry” to make deals with valuations high for businesses it would target, says CEO Noel Wallace. Increasing commodity costs and rising inflation have the company prioritizing growth on existing businesses.

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Latest From Beauty & Sales & Earnings

Colgate Prioritizes Growing Brands Over Adding More; Increasing Costs Drive Prices Higher

Colgate is “not in a hurry” to make deals with valuations high for businesses it would target, says CEO Noel Wallace. Increasing commodity costs and rising inflation have the company prioritizing growth on existing businesses.

Business Strategies Sales & Earnings

Deal For TheraTears Emphasizes Prestige Is A Consumer Health Business, Akorn Isn't

Both firms announce agreement for Prestige to pay Akorn $230m cash for TheraTear, Diabetic Tussin and Zostrix OTCs and MagOx and Multi-betic supplements. Akorn says the agreement is "to sell its Consumer Health business,” even though it retains two consumer brands.

OTC Drugs Dietary Supplements

Coty’s Prestige Biz Returns To Growth In Q3, With Green Shoots In Mass

Coty’s “booming” prestige fragrance business in the US and strong growth in China drive a 2.4% like-for-like increase in prestige beauty sales for the quarter ended on 31 March. On the mass side, Coty is actively repositioning its Rimmel and Max Factor brands as its CoverGirl revamp shows early signs of success.

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Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademark Review 15 June, 2021

Personal care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

Commercial Cosmetics

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademark Review 8 June, 2021

Personal care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

Commercial Cosmetics

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 25 May, 2021

Personal care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

Commercial Cosmetics
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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

US Senate Wants PFAS Banned From Cosmetics. Should FDA Have A Say?

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances are unpopular, sure. But there are thousands of PFAS with dissimilar safety profiles that merit US FDA review ahead of a blanket ban in cosmetic products, industry says.

United States FDA

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademark Review 15 June, 2021

Personal care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

Commercial Cosmetics

US FDA Inaction On Formaldehyde In Hair-Smoothing Products ‘Unconscionable,’ Petitioners Say

The Environmental Working Group and Women’s Voices for the Earth try again with a petition to the US Food and Drug Administration seeking a ban on use of formaldehyde and equivalents in heated hair-straightening products. This time they are joined by 75 concerned salon workers.

United States FDA
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

Colgate Slams Industry Self-Regulation Review But Agrees To Pull Optic White Stain Removal Claim

BBB National Programs’ appeals panel decision “includes factual and substantive inaccuracies, is not in accordance with NARB procedures, and misstates Colgate’s positions and arguments,” Colgate says. Panel upheld findings agreeing with P&G’s challenge of “removes 10 years of yellow stains” claim.

Ad Complaints Commercial

P&G Short-Changes Crest Whitening Emulsions Claims With Comparison To Its Lower-Priced Brand

On Smile Direct's challenge, National Advertising Division says claims “better,” “100% whiter” and “whitens better” were made with disclosures too vague to indicate P&G's comparison was to its ARC Teeth Whitening Pen.

Ad Complaints OTC Drugs

Sharper Cut May Be Needed For Legislation Restoring FTC’s Monetary Relief Authority

Only bill introduced in Congress on amending Sec. 13(b) of FTC rules to restore authority would make all pending false advertising enforcements subject to the authority. H.R. 2668 also would allow FTC to target advertising as far back as 10 years from when it files a complaint.

Ad Complaints Consumer
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