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FDA Warning Letter To SkinPrint Cites GMP Violations, Unapproved New Acne Drug

The Skin Atelier, Inc., dba Skinprint, appears to have discontinued sales of OTC drug products on its website, along with Spot-On With 5% Micro-Benz Benzoyl Peroxide Spot Treatment, an unapproved new drug product that the FDA cited in a 1 October warning letter amid a host of GMP violations.

FDA Enforcement

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council Makes First Referral To FTC: Aloe Veritas

Maybe there’s truth in aloe, but there’s too little of it in earnings and health-related claims made by wellness and skin-care firm Aloe Vertitas and its Lifestyle Coaches, according to the direct-selling industry’s self-regulatory body. The DSSRC is referring the company to the Federal Trade Commission for failure to state its compliance or appellate intentions.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Essential Oils Off EU Imports Tariff List In Trade War Win For Fragrance Creators

Essential oils no longer on list of products slated for EU tariff increases effective 18 October, a win for US fragrance industry facing uncertainty in tumultuous global trade climate. Fragrancy industry, like dietary supplement manufacturers, still face higher tariffs on imports from China as next round of hikes is scheduled to start 15 October.

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Safety Data Sheets For Cosmetic Chemicals Must Be Posted Online Under New California Law

Approved by Governor Gavin Newsom 20 September, AB 647 requires chemical manufacturers to post material safety data sheets online in a readily accessible way and translate them into languages most prevalently spoken by salon workers.

US States Legislation

Schakowsky’s Loaded Cosmetics Bill Described As ‘Floor, Not A Ceiling’ For States To Build On

The Safe Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Act, reintroduced in the US House, exceeds the proposed Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate in terms of the duties and resource demands it would impose on companies and the FDA, while leaving states free to regulate cosmetics even more stringently. The proposal now must vie for the attention of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

Beauty United States

California Fragrance Disclosure Bill Screeches To Halt As Legislature Adjourns For Year; Now What?

Funding issues appear to have factored in the proposed Cosmetic Fragrance and Flavor Ingredient Right to Know Act’s failure to cross the finish line in the first act of the California legislature’s 2019-2020 session. Far from popular with industry stakeholders, SB 574 nevertheless could represent a lesser-of-evils compromise of strategic importance, with further activity expected on the bill in 2020.

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Latest From Beauty & Legal Issues

J&J Starts First Baby Powder Recall Linked To Asbestos Finding

Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.

OTC Drugs Cosmetic Ingredients

Tylenol Relieves Pain For J&J Consumer As Baby Care Relaunch Loses Steam

Tylenol brand boosts J&J US OTC sales 8.4% to $477m, helping balance a 24.1% decline in baby care sales due to restocking reformulated Johnson’s Baby line in 2018, mostly in the US. Firm reports consumer health sales in the US were up 1.7% to $1.39bn.
OTC Drugs Sales & Earnings

Innovating Outside OTC Monograph Lines: Trending Acne Patches, Hand And Foot Antiperspirants

Industry and the FDA agree that the OTC drug monograph system is direly in need of reform, but innovating with noncompliant dosage forms and indications, without approved new drug applications, is a risk companies need to weigh seriously, says Arnall Golden Gregory partner Alan Minsk. The FDA offers perspective on its OTC monographs for acne and antiperspirant products.

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Shiseido Bets Big On ‘Clean’ Movement With $845M Drunk Elephant Buy

Drunk Elephant is on track to record more than $100m in fiscal 2019 sales, reflecting compound annual growth north of 120% over the 2016-2019 period. Shiseido is drawn to the prestige brand’s digital savvy and popularity with younger consumers, in part due to its emphasis on “clean” skin care.

Beauty M & A

Eldest Kardashian Sis Launching CBD Serum With Hora Skincare

Kourtney of the “Keeping Up With” clan has partnered with Hora Skincare to launch Hyaluronic Halo + CBD Serum. Announced 6 September, the $50 product will be available exclusively through Kardashian’s Poosh lifestyle platform.

Beauty Business Strategies

Coty Begins Portfolio Pruning; Farewell, Younique

Coty purchased a 60% stake in Younique in early 2017, touting the startup as “one of the most engaging and fastest-growing e-commerce companies in beauty.” However, growth in the social-selling business has slowed over the past year and “presenter” levels have declined despite enhancements to Younique’s compensation program, making it an not-so-surprising discard in Coty’s simplification effort.

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Unilever’s Schmidt’s Brand Expands To New Category: ‘Home Care Can Be Self Care’

Founded in 2010 as a natural deodorant brand, Schmidt’s is extending its “plant-powered” formulation expertise to home care with the launch of Cleaning Vinegar Multi-Surface Spray and Concentrated Laundry Detergent.

Business Strategies Advertising, Marketing & Sales

ZitSticka Investor BFG Touts Startup’s Grownup Following, ‘And They Have Done It With One Product’

Australia-born ZitSticka, marketer of the Killa patch with microdart technology to address “early-stage” zits, will use $5m in Series A financing to support upcoming product launch activity, it says.
Business Strategies Financing

Essential Oils Off EU Imports Tariff List In Trade War Win For Fragrance Creators

Essential oils no longer on list of products slated for EU tariff increases effective 18 October, a win for US fragrance industry facing uncertainty in tumultuous global trade climate. Fragrancy industry, like dietary supplement manufacturers, still face higher tariffs on imports from China as next round of hikes is scheduled to start 15 October.

Cosmetics Trade
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Latest From Beauty & Sales & Earnings

Tylenol Relieves Pain For J&J Consumer As Baby Care Relaunch Loses Steam

Tylenol brand boosts J&J US OTC sales 8.4% to $477m, helping balance a 24.1% decline in baby care sales due to restocking reformulated Johnson’s Baby line in 2018, mostly in the US. Firm reports consumer health sales in the US were up 1.7% to $1.39bn.
OTC Drugs Sales & Earnings

P&G Sitting Pretty Three Years After Beauty Brand Purge

Procter & Gamble has entered a new growth phase that leadership says validates its portfolio rationalization choices. The firm’s Beauty business, lighter by more than 40 brands that went to Coty in October 2016, achieved 4% organic growth in fiscal 2019. CEO David Taylor offered perspective on this "disrupted" P&G at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference.

Beauty Commercial

Ulta Projects Continuing Makeup Headwinds, Lowers Guidance For Fiscal 2019

Over the fiscal 2019 first half, “we've continued to expand our market share across most categories, increased our brand awareness, delivered double-digit growth in active loyalty members, increased traffic and delivered double-digit growth in almost every key merchandise category,” said Ulta CEO Mary Dillon 29 August. However, worsening makeup trends have induced the firm to reset full-year targets.

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Unilever’s Schmidt’s Brand Expands To New Category: ‘Home Care Can Be Self Care’

Founded in 2010 as a natural deodorant brand, Schmidt’s is extending its “plant-powered” formulation expertise to home care with the launch of Cleaning Vinegar Multi-Surface Spray and Concentrated Laundry Detergent.

Business Strategies Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Personal-Care Product Launches: Avon’s ‘Clean Beauty’ Distillery; Walmart’s New Nutricosmetic Brand; More

Avon Products and American Eagle Outfitters are on-trend with “clean beauty” and CBD personal-care launches, respectively. Meanwhile, direct seller Monat is applying its anti-aging expertise in a new category for the company, skin care, and Walmart takes on leading nutricosmetic brands with its new Glow Habit line.

Beauty Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Eldest Kardashian Sis Launching CBD Serum With Hora Skincare

Kourtney of the “Keeping Up With” clan has partnered with Hora Skincare to launch Hyaluronic Halo + CBD Serum. Announced 6 September, the $50 product will be available exclusively through Kardashian’s Poosh lifestyle platform.

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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

J&J Starts First Baby Powder Recall Linked To Asbestos Finding

Recall announcement doesn't mention litigation J&JU faces in multiple states alleging use of Johnson's Baby Powder causes cancer due from talc in formulation. But firm's sensitivity to consumer complaints or adverse event reports linked to brand is clear with talc-related litigation as backdrop.

OTC Drugs Cosmetic Ingredients

‘Toxic Beauty’ Documentary And The Growing Conversation Around ‘Clean’ Alternatives

Dermatologists and industry advocates are concerned about the public’s lack of trust in science and potentially misplaced faith in “clean” beauty, which “Toxic Beauty” screenings in the US, Canada and UK likely are only reinforcing.

Beauty Cosmetic Ingredients

L’Oreal UK Airs '5-Star' Kids Sunscreen Ads With '3-Star' Products On Shelves

ASA says TV and radio ads for Ambre Solair Kids Sensitive Advanced sunscreens aired by Loreal Ltd. business implied that all of the brand's products on shelves met a 5-star rating system administered by Boots drug store chain and widely used in UK.

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UK’s Ad Standards Authority Scrutinizes Eco-Claim Complaints, Including Neal’s Yard ‘Save The Bees’

The British independent ad regulator ruled on 9 October on a complaint regarding Neal’s Yard Remedies’ claims about promoting bee population health through charitable donations from its Bee Lovely product sales. Industry should be on notice that the ASA is actively fielding complaints about consumer-product companies’ environmental claims.

United Kingdom Beauty

L’Oreal UK Airs '5-Star' Kids Sunscreen Ads With '3-Star' Products On Shelves

ASA says TV and radio ads for Ambre Solair Kids Sensitive Advanced sunscreens aired by Loreal Ltd. business implied that all of the brand's products on shelves met a 5-star rating system administered by Boots drug store chain and widely used in UK.

OTC Drugs Ad Complaints

FTC Scores Preliminary Injunction Against ‘Free Trial’ Scam, Another Case That Could Test Agency Authorities

The US Federal Trade Commission’s authority to secure permanent injunctions against defendants and obtain penalties for misconduct under FTC Act consumer protection provisions has taken hits in federal appeals courts of late. But for now, it is business as usual for the FTC in California federal court where it just won a preliminary injunction against alleged beauty and dietary supplement “free trial” fraudsters.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales
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