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EU Scientific Committee Affirms Safety Of Anti-Dandruff Zinc Pyrithione Under Threat Of Cosmetic Ban

The Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety upholds that zinc pyrithione is safe for use in rinse-off anti-dandruff hair products at levels up to 1%. In recent years, the cosmetics industry has pushed for a 2% ceiling on ZPT content in that capacity – with considerable inroads made. Where that proposal now stands vis-à-vis the ingredient’s pending CMR 1B classification and shifting political sands is uncertain.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients

ECHA Supporting Efforts To Speed Disinfectants To European Market

The European Chemicals Agency is working to develop a centralized, expedited authorization process to increase the availability of disinfectants to consumers and healthcare professionals fighting the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, the ECHA encourages companies to work with national authorities on single-market applications for derogations under the Biocidal Products Regulation to speed up production.

Europe Beauty

CBD Format – Spectrum Or Isolate? – Likely To Be Differentiator Tried In FDA Forum, Courts

Companies choosing between CBD options – namely broad- or full-spectrum hemp extracts or CBD isolate – need to appreciate the differences and potential legal implications, attorneys say.

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NGOs Are Optimistic About Washington State’s Safer Products Regulation, For Good Reason

California’s Safer Consumer Products regime has been criticized for being too slow to address perceived dangerous chemicals and too reliant on manufacturer-led alternatives analyses. Washington state’s Safer Products program established in 2019 is designed to eliminate those alleged impediments.

US States Legislation

Washington State Exploring Potential Restrictions On Phthalates In Personal-Care Fragrances

The Evergreen State’s California-esque Safer Products for Washington program is looking at phthalates use in the beauty and personal-care sectors as one of its first proposed priority product selections, which could lead to reporting requirements or sales restrictions.

US States Legislation

PCPC Sits Down With HBW Insight: Preemption, California Latest, Microbeads In China, More

In a pause from the trade group’s 2020 annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL, PCPC senior executives spoke with HBW Insight about legislative priorities and challenges at the federal and state levels, emerging microplastic regulations and whether industry and consumers have a “trust problem.”

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Purell Battling Class Actions Over Disease Claims While World Scrambles To Increase Hand Sanitizer Supplies

Leading chemical firms, beauty and consumer health companies, even distilleries and medical marijuana cultivators are adapting operations to meet global demand for hand sanitizers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, plaintiff’s attorneys are busy with multiple class actions against Purell manufacturer GOJO Industries for alleged false advertising following a January warning letter to the firm from the US FDA.

United States Legal Issues

CBD Format – Spectrum Or Isolate? – Likely To Be Differentiator Tried In FDA Forum, Courts

Companies choosing between CBD options – namely broad- or full-spectrum hemp extracts or CBD isolate – need to appreciate the differences and potential legal implications, attorneys say.

United States Legal Issues

PCPC Sits Down With HBW Insight: Preemption, California Latest, Microbeads In China, More

In a pause from the trade group’s 2020 annual meeting in Palm Beach, FL, PCPC senior executives spoke with HBW Insight about legislative priorities and challenges at the federal and state levels, emerging microplastic regulations and whether industry and consumers have a “trust problem.”

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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.

Beauty M & A

Perrigo Oral Care Targets North American Value Tier With High Ridge Brands Buy

REACH and Dr. Fresh, as well as Firefly kids’ toothbrushes and mouth rinses featuring popular comic book and cartoon characters, will join Perrigo’s Ranir division under the $113m cash deal, which is subject to federal bankruptcy court approval but expected to close in the 2020 first quarter.

Health Deals

Sold! Tengram Leaves High Ridge Auction With Iconic Brands Including Zest, Alberto VO5

Subject to the approval of a federal bankruptcy court presiding over High Ridge Brands’ Chapter 11 case, private equity firm Tengram will add a raft of personal cleansing and hair-care brands to its portfolio while bringing back former High Ridge CEO James Daniels to head up the collection’s rejuvenation.

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Coty’s Revolving Door Of CEOs; Revlon Chopping Heads; People News In Brief

Coty’s incoming CEO has more direct beauty experience than its past four going back to 2013. More people news.

Beauty Appointments

Fragrance Creators Association Highlights Industry’s Role In Answering COVID-19 Needs

The US fragrance industry advocate is promoting the efforts of its members to maintain supplies of cleaning and sanitizing products amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Across the personal- and home-care sectors, companies are going to extra lengths to put disinfectants in the hands of those in need.  

United States Coronavirus COVID-19

Making Enzymes, Cosmetics In A Kitchen And Cataloging Disease Claims Attract FDA Warnings

FDA Office of Regulatory Affairs warned Nature Essence Small Molecule Co. in Lexington, KY, and Warner Herb Co. in Crossville, TN, both single-facility businesses. They likely appeared on FDA radar as it moves from inspecting larger supplement manufacturers for compliance with the 2007 GMP final rule to also reaching small firms.

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Ulta Shines Through Storm Clouds In 2019, Enters Shadow Of COVID-19

Ulta Beauty booked a 10% increase in net sales in fiscal 2019 despite a grinding makeup category slowdown. The retailer expects continued growth, albeit somewhat moderated, in 2020 – at least before coronavirus impacts admittedly “very difficult to predict or quantify.”

United States Sales & Earnings

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.

Launches Business Strategies

Old Dog, New Tricks: L’Oreal’s Fiscal 2019 Shows Best Growth Since 2007

L’Oreal is not only learning new tricks in today’s digital world but continuing to outpace the competitive pack, with sales up double digits in fiscal 2019 to €29.9bn.

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Latest From Beauty & Launches

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.

Launches Business Strategies

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.

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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

EU Scientific Committee Affirms Safety Of Anti-Dandruff Zinc Pyrithione Under Threat Of Cosmetic Ban

The Scientific Committee for Consumer Safety upholds that zinc pyrithione is safe for use in rinse-off anti-dandruff hair products at levels up to 1%. In recent years, the cosmetics industry has pushed for a 2% ceiling on ZPT content in that capacity – with considerable inroads made. Where that proposal now stands vis-à-vis the ingredient’s pending CMR 1B classification and shifting political sands is uncertain.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients

Purell Battling Class Actions Over Disease Claims While World Scrambles To Increase Hand Sanitizer Supplies

Leading chemical firms, beauty and consumer health companies, even distilleries and medical marijuana cultivators are adapting operations to meet global demand for hand sanitizers amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Meanwhile, plaintiff’s attorneys are busy with multiple class actions against Purell manufacturer GOJO Industries for alleged false advertising following a January warning letter to the firm from the US FDA.

United States Legal Issues

ECHA Supporting Efforts To Speed Disinfectants To European Market

The European Chemicals Agency is working to develop a centralized, expedited authorization process to increase the availability of disinfectants to consumers and healthcare professionals fighting the novel coronavirus. Meanwhile, the ECHA encourages companies to work with national authorities on single-market applications for derogations under the Biocidal Products Regulation to speed up production.

Europe Beauty
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

UK Sunscreen Claims On ‘Negligible’ Difference In SPF Strengths Don't Add Up

Advertising Standards Authority says Green People Co. misled consumers with claims SPF 30 formulas filter out only 1% less UVB rays than SPF 50, trying to draw a negligible difference between the formulas. The claims appeared in a direct mailer and on the brand’s website in July 2019.

OTC Drugs Ad Complaints

Unfairly Hit By Influencer Assassins? Now Could Be Your Chance To Engage The FTC

Brands unfairly attacked by powerful influencers could raise the subject with the US Federal Trade Commission, which is asking for comments on its “Endorsement Guides."  

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

P&G Causes Friction With UK Cosmetics Firm Over Ad Claim

Can shaving ever be “friction free”? Not according to Procter & Gamble, which challenged in a complaint to the UK Advertising Standards Authority a claim made by a British cosmetics firm FFS that it provided a “friction free” shaving experience for women via its subscription razor service.

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