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California VOC Limits Will Challenge Industry To Maintain Fragrance Quality, Consumer Acceptance

The Fragrance Creators Association and Personal Care Products Council remain concerned that more stringent VOC limits for personal fragrance products in California, as approved by the Air Resources Board in March, will be disproportionately burdensome for industry and potentially detrimental to the market.

US States Regulation

Woodcock: COVID-19 Pandemic Is Not The Time For Structural Changes At US FDA

Acting FDA Commissioner Janet Woodcock says FDA is interested in establishing new ‘Centers of Excellence’ but the current environment is not the right time to make changes at the agency. Woodcock also talked about where FDA will spend its new pandemic money and its reexamination of accelerated approval drugs in a wide-sweeping conversation with the Alliance for a Stronger FDA.

FDA Coronavirus COVID-19

ACI’s Antiseptic Testing Continues Under Specter Of FDA Administrative Order

The American Cleaning Institute is preparing to submit a healthcare personnel hand wash study to the US FDA pending confidentiality discussions, along with results from a literature review on the topic of antimicrobial resistance. A progress report is due to the agency in October, which could stave off an administrative order under the reformed OTC drug review system.

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FTC Will Ask Congress To Sharpen Monetary Relief Authority Dulled By Supreme Court Ruling

Justice Breyer suggests FTC ask Congress to strengthen its enforcement rules. It is “free to ask Congress to grant it further remedial authority,” according to court opinion stating a rule the FTC has wielded for forty years to impose financial penalties doesn’t grant it authority to obtain equitable monetary relief.

Ad Complaints Legal Issues

NGO Highlights ‘Toxic’ Cleaning Product Chemicals Disclosed In California; Next Up, Personal Care

Women’s Voices for the Earth says California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act, which influenced similar legislation enacted last year for cosmetic fragrance and flavor ingredients, has revealed toxic substances long hidden from the general public that disproportionately impact marginalized groups.

Legislation Cosmetic Ingredients

Funding For US FDA Work On Cannabinoids Regulatory Pathway Drives Progress Only So Far

FDA is conducting lab testing on CBD products with funding in its FY2021 appropriations, says senior agency advisor Sharon Mayl. Some work planned work in the area has been delayed by the agency's response to COVID-19.

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Latest From Beauty & Legal Issues

Congressional Split Looms Over Including Retroactive Reach In FTC Monetary Relief Authority

Lawmakers disagree whether legislation to amend an FTC regulation to grant the commission authority to pursue monetary remedies should be retroactive, which would impact approximately 75 pending federal court cases alleging violations.

Politics Ad Complaints

FTC Will Ask Congress To Sharpen Monetary Relief Authority Dulled By Supreme Court Ruling

Justice Breyer suggests FTC ask Congress to strengthen its enforcement rules. It is “free to ask Congress to grant it further remedial authority,” according to court opinion stating a rule the FTC has wielded for forty years to impose financial penalties doesn’t grant it authority to obtain equitable monetary relief.

Ad Complaints Legal Issues

Alibaba's Unprecedented $2.8bn Fine Could Signal Start Of Antitrust Wave In China

China's historic antitrust fine against Alibaba indicates regulatory attention to anticompetitive practices is mounting. Past cases show the pharma sector is not immune and while it remains segmented, investigators appear to be taking a generally more sophisticated approach to transgressions. 

E-Commerce Enforcement
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Amyris Announces Gen Z-Focused EcoFabulous As Latest Acquisition In $12m Portfolio Enrichment

Brands under development and recent acquisitions including EcoFabulous, Costa Brazil and Terasana will account for around 20% of overall 2021 revenue in Amyris’ Consumer business, according to the firm, which aspires to be the “L’Oreal of clean beauty.”

Beauty Deals

Estee Lauder Companies To Make ‘Abnormal Beauty’ Its Own

The beauty titan will increase its stake in DECIEM to 76% in a deal valuating The Ordinary skin-care owner at $2.2bn. Remaining interests will be acquired after three years, according to the announcement.

Cosmetics M & A

‘Uniquely Positioned’ In Probiotics, IFF Emphasizes Ingredients For Women's, Cognitive, Skin Health

Jennifer Montgomery, IFF’s probiotics marketing manager for the Americas, responds to HBW Insight questions about the firm’s plans to deliver probiotics ingredients and technologies following the recent closing of its acquisition of DuPont Nutrition & Biosciences through a merger agreement.

Dietary Supplements Research & Development
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Latest From Beauty & Business Strategies

Honest Company IPO Raises $413M, Questions About Valuation

Jessica Alba’s baby has grown into a US personal-care and home-goods market where natural, clean and ethical positioning has become commonplace. Investors will be watching to see if Honest can overcome challenges noted in its IPO prospectus, including competitive pressures, limited retail shelf space, and obstacles to international expansion.

United States Beauty

Sales Grow Across C&D's Products And Regions, But Increasing Supply Costs Stunt Income

Raw material supplies slowed during January-March period by catastrophic freeze in Texas and shortage of shipping containers partly due to Suez Canal blockage. "We're absorbing $90 million of incremental costs for the full year,” says CFO Ronald Dierker.

Dietary Supplements Sales & Earnings

CoverGirl Brings Back ‘Blue Skies And Fresh Air,’ Niki Taylor As Turnaround Work Continues

During Coty’s recent strategic update webcast, CEO Sue Nabi discussed what went wrong at CoverGirl in recent years and how the brand is reembracing its heritage to deliver “clean beauty to all.”

Beauty Business Strategies
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Latest From Beauty & Sales & Earnings

Colgate Weathers US ‘Perfect Storm,' Grows 6% Worldwide In Q1

Colgate-Palmolive's North American business slipped 0.5% on category deceleration associated with stockpiling and costs from raw materials and inflation, the New York-based firm reported on 30 April. Premium innovations, advertising and price increases should improve the business in the back half of the year.

Health Commercial

Unilever Gets Portfolio In Order While Riding Prestige Beauty, Functional Nutrition Growth

Unilever’s prestige beauty business, bulked up by acquisitions over the past five years, achieved 21% underlying sales growth in the FY 2021 first quarter. The firm has formed a new business unit, Elida Beauty, to house a number of smaller, non-core beauty and personal-care brands accounting for around 600m in revenues following talk of possible divestitures.

Beauty Wellness

Sales Grow Across C&D's Products And Regions, But Increasing Supply Costs Stunt Income

Raw material supplies slowed during January-March period by catastrophic freeze in Texas and shortage of shipping containers partly due to Suez Canal blockage. "We're absorbing $90 million of incremental costs for the full year,” says CFO Ronald Dierker.

Dietary Supplements Sales & Earnings
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Blue Lizard Zinc-Only Sunscreen Sprays With Earth-Friendly Propellent; More Product Launch News

New beauty and personal-care products from Jack Black, Dabble & Dollop, Lady Gaga’s Haus Laboratories, and more.

Launches Commercial

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 27 April, 2021

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

Cosmetics Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Earth Day Review: Beauty Industry Stakeholders Unite; TerraCycle Influence Grows; New Sustainable Products

There was no drought of sustainable beauty news surrounding Earth Day 2021. Announcements show companies innovating in eco-friendly directions and collaborating to promote green packaging and recycling.

Beauty Sustainability
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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

California VOC Limits Will Challenge Industry To Maintain Fragrance Quality, Consumer Acceptance

The Fragrance Creators Association and Personal Care Products Council remain concerned that more stringent VOC limits for personal fragrance products in California, as approved by the Air Resources Board in March, will be disproportionately burdensome for industry and potentially detrimental to the market.

US States Regulation

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 27 April, 2021

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

Cosmetics Advertising, Marketing & Sales

California DTSC Eyes Hair Relaxers, Straighteners For Next Safer Consumer Product Priority

The Department of Toxic Substances Control does not identify specific chemicals of concern in its 2021-2023 Priority Product Draft Work Plan, but says it is focusing on ingredients and endpoints associated with children, women of childbearing age, communities of color and aquatic impacts.

US States Regulation
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

Congressional Split Looms Over Including Retroactive Reach In FTC Monetary Relief Authority

Lawmakers disagree whether legislation to amend an FTC regulation to grant the commission authority to pursue monetary remedies should be retroactive, which would impact approximately 75 pending federal court cases alleging violations.

Politics Ad Complaints

FTC Will Ask Congress To Sharpen Monetary Relief Authority Dulled By Supreme Court Ruling

Justice Breyer suggests FTC ask Congress to strengthen its enforcement rules. It is “free to ask Congress to grant it further remedial authority,” according to court opinion stating a rule the FTC has wielded for forty years to impose financial penalties doesn’t grant it authority to obtain equitable monetary relief.

Ad Complaints Legal Issues

FTC Familiar With Direct Seller’s COVID-19 Claims Questioned By US Industry Self-Regulation Group

Direct Selling Self-Regulatory Council say after UWell Life didn’t respond to its requests to substantiate ad claims made online for Primocyn brand topicals, the council submitted to its concerns to the FTC.

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