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California Eyeing ‘Monumental’ Change To How Cosmetic Products Are Classified For VOC Controls

Currently, representations on product labels dictate the levels of VOC content they are permitted to contain under the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products regulations. In its drive to tighten VOC limits, the agency is considering a change that would make online statements additional controlling factors for VOC categorization, one of several moves the personal-care industry aims to discourage.

State News Regulation

Beauty Industry Working With California Air Board To Inform VOC Regulatory Updates

Personal Care Products Council exec Tom Myers says it’s crucial that industry be involved now, ahead of proposed rulemaking expected from California’s “clean air agency” in 2020, to inform the Air Resources Board about reformulation challenges and opportunities to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds in line with state goals.

US States Beauty

ASA Takes Shears To Hairburst Ad Claims; Volume & Growth Elixir Will Need Name Change

Hairburst’s hair-growth and hair-loss prevention claims on cosmetic products are inadequately substantiated, and many of the health claims it uses to promote food supplements are unauthorized, the Advertising Standards Authority says in a 14 Aug. decision.

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Latest From Beauty & Legislation

Imagining A US Where ‘Clean At Sephora’ Is De Facto Law

NGO-backed legislation at US federal, state and local levels to ban cosmetic ingredients and contain contaminant levels would be largely gratuitous if all cosmetics brands were compelled to be “Clean at Sephora.” For now, companies’ adherence to Sephora’s and peers’ green/clean chemistry principles remains voluntary, but retailers’ role as surrogate regulators seems only to be gaining in strength. 
Beauty Retail

Industry Presses NY Governor Not To Sign 1,4-Dioxane Bill, Warns Of Far-Reaching Consequences

Market disruptions, “dramatically” higher prices, lost jobs and negative health consequences all are possible if legislation passed in New York in June to reduce 1,4-dioxane exposures is enacted in its current form, trade organizations say. Cleaning product industry advocates are leading the opposition, but personal-care manufacturers stand to be impacted as well.

US States Beauty

New York On Verge Of Setting Limits For 1,4-Dioxane In Cosmetic Products

Cosmetic cleansing products containing 1,4-dioxane at levels above 1 part per million would be unlawfully marketed in New York beginning in 2023 under legislation passed by the state’s legislature in June. Governor Andrew Cuomo reportedly is reviewing the bill.

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Latest From Beauty & Legal Issues

L’Oreal Litigation Win Is Good News For Marketers Of Pump-Dispensed Cosmetics

Even if plaintiffs’ allegations are true and significant amounts of L'Oreal Paris and Maybelline pump-dispensed liquid makeup cannot be accessed by consumers due to the company's packaging design, plaintiffs’ deception claims still are preempted by federal statutes, a US district judge says, dismissing the proposed class action in New York’s Southern District.

United States Beauty

CBD Beauty Claims Based On Third-Party Studies Could Be Litigation Targets – Venable Attorney

There’s a growing body of scientific evidence linking cannabidiol to benefits of interest to beauty industry players, but if a company’s CBD ingredient differs from the substance studied, that could be grounds for a false-advertising complaint. Venable partner Todd Halpern discusses.

United States Beauty

Blood In The Water? L’Oreal Hit With New Keratin Fraud Complaint As Matrix Suit Advances

L’Oreal USA is in Phase II expert discovery in a certified class action alleging that the absence of keratin in its Matrix Biolage Keratindose hair-care line misleads consumers. Now the firm faces similar allegations, also in New York’s Southern District, about a L’Oreal Paris Keratin Caring range.   
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Latest From Beauty & Deals

Givaudan To Acquire Fragrance House Drom On Heels Of ‘Largest Investment In Research To Date’

The Swiss firm touts Drom’s creative flair and intimate regional and local customer connections in its 24 July acquisition announcement. One week earlier, Givaudan released impressive fiscal 2019 first-half results and announced the opening of a new flagship innovation center in Zurich, Switzerland.

Beauty M & A

Colgate Doubles Down On Premium Skin Care With $1.7bn Filorga Acquisition

Back in April, CEO Noel Wallace noted Colgate’s interest in further skin-care M&A during his first quarterly presentation at the firm’s helm. The Filorga purchase is significantly bigger than 2018 deals that whet Colgate’s appetite for high-growth, high-margin skin care and represents a gateway to the fast-growing travel retail channel.

Deals Business Strategies

Taisho Wraps BMS Consumer Health Acquisition; iAnthus Nabs CBD For Life; Health & Wellness M&A In Brief

Bristol-Myers Squibb is free to focus on drug development for patients facing serious diseases, with the divestment of its UPSA consumer health business to Taisho now complete. Separately, Harvest One Cannabis and iAnthus Capital Holdings build their capabilities to meet soaring demand for CBD and other cannabis-derived health, wellness and beauty products.

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Lauder Forecasts 7%-8% Sales Growth In FY 2020 Despite Cooling In Key Markets

Amid global recession fears, Lauder anticipates continued double-digit growth in fiscal 2020 in China and travel retail, albeit at slower rates than seen in recent years. The firm booked 9% reported sales growth to roughly $14.9bn for the fiscal 2019 full year, fueled by a record-setting innovation program.

Beauty Innovation

Brands Target Men With Sonic Cleansing, 100% Vegan Skin Care; Personal-Care Launches In Brief

Launches announced in August include Clarisonic Mia Men, the brand’s first cleansing device specifically engineered for men’s thicker skin and beard, and Act Of Being, touted as “America’s first 100% vegan men’s grooming and skin-care brand.” Fragrances from Ariana Grande and Vince Camuto debut, along with Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks and Avon Products’ True 5-in-1 Lash Genius mascara.

Beauty Advertising, Marketing & Sales

L’Oreal E-Commerce Growth Approaches 50%: ‘We Are Now Clearly A Digital-First Company’

E-commerce, Asia and travel retail continue to fuel gains at L’Oreal, which just posted its strongest first-half like-for-like growth in more than a decade. Skin care remains a key driver as well, offsetting a global slowdown in makeup that has hit the firm’s US business hardest, with little improvement expected this year.

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Lauder Forecasts 7%-8% Sales Growth In FY 2020 Despite Cooling In Key Markets

Amid global recession fears, Lauder anticipates continued double-digit growth in fiscal 2020 in China and travel retail, albeit at slower rates than seen in recent years. The firm booked 9% reported sales growth to roughly $14.9bn for the fiscal 2019 full year, fueled by a record-setting innovation program.

Beauty Innovation

L’Oreal E-Commerce Growth Approaches 50%: ‘We Are Now Clearly A Digital-First Company’

E-commerce, Asia and travel retail continue to fuel gains at L’Oreal, which just posted its strongest first-half like-for-like growth in more than a decade. Skin care remains a key driver as well, offsetting a global slowdown in makeup that has hit the firm’s US business hardest, with little improvement expected this year.

Beauty Cosmetics

C&D Targets Innovation From Revenue Growth On Consumer Health Price Hikes

CEO says higher revenues on consumer health product sales partly due to higher prices should go to innovation rather than advertising. During Q2 earnings briefing, analysts suggest competitors will boost promotions and hamper C&D’s 4% organic growth outlook for 2019.

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Latest From Beauty & Launches

Lauder Forecasts 7%-8% Sales Growth In FY 2020 Despite Cooling In Key Markets

Amid global recession fears, Lauder anticipates continued double-digit growth in fiscal 2020 in China and travel retail, albeit at slower rates than seen in recent years. The firm booked 9% reported sales growth to roughly $14.9bn for the fiscal 2019 full year, fueled by a record-setting innovation program.

Beauty Innovation

Brands Target Men With Sonic Cleansing, 100% Vegan Skin Care; Personal-Care Launches In Brief

Launches announced in August include Clarisonic Mia Men, the brand’s first cleansing device specifically engineered for men’s thicker skin and beard, and Act Of Being, touted as “America’s first 100% vegan men’s grooming and skin-care brand.” Fragrances from Ariana Grande and Vince Camuto debut, along with Moroccanoil Color Depositing Masks and Avon Products’ True 5-in-1 Lash Genius mascara.

Beauty Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Lady Gaga’s HAUS Laboratories; Colgate Oral Care Teams With 8-Year-Old YouTuber; More Product Launch News

Brands target fans of Lady Gaga, "Ryan’s Mystery Playdate" and "healthier" sunscreen with product launches in July 2019.

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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

California Eyeing ‘Monumental’ Change To How Cosmetic Products Are Classified For VOC Controls

Currently, representations on product labels dictate the levels of VOC content they are permitted to contain under the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products regulations. In its drive to tighten VOC limits, the agency is considering a change that would make online statements additional controlling factors for VOC categorization, one of several moves the personal-care industry aims to discourage.

State News Regulation

Beauty Industry Working With California Air Board To Inform VOC Regulatory Updates

Personal Care Products Council exec Tom Myers says it’s crucial that industry be involved now, ahead of proposed rulemaking expected from California’s “clean air agency” in 2020, to inform the Air Resources Board about reformulation challenges and opportunities to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds in line with state goals.

US States Beauty

Industry Presses NY Governor Not To Sign 1,4-Dioxane Bill, Warns Of Far-Reaching Consequences

Market disruptions, “dramatically” higher prices, lost jobs and negative health consequences all are possible if legislation passed in New York in June to reduce 1,4-dioxane exposures is enacted in its current form, trade organizations say. Cleaning product industry advocates are leading the opposition, but personal-care manufacturers stand to be impacted as well.

US States Beauty
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

ASA Takes Shears To Hairburst Ad Claims; Volume & Growth Elixir Will Need Name Change

Hairburst’s hair-growth and hair-loss prevention claims on cosmetic products are inadequately substantiated, and many of the health claims it uses to promote food supplements are unauthorized, the Advertising Standards Authority says in a 14 Aug. decision.

United Kingdom Advertising, Marketing & Sales

No Hiding That Tanning Product 'Brand Ambassador' Instagram Post Is An Ad

UK regulator advises Cocoa Brown brand ambassador and TV personality Olivia Buckland to include "#ad" disclosure in Instagram posts touting the tanning mousse. Ruling is regulator's second in a week cracking on paid-for health and beauty influencer Instagram promotional posts not indicated as advertising.

Cosmetics Enforcement

Guthy-Renker Stands Firm Against NAD Finding On Crepe Erase Wrinkle Claim

Guthy-Renker disagrees with NAD's position the firm does not have objective evidence to support its treatment can “reverse crepey-looking skin.” NAD attorneys say the nature and extent of claims "should be directly analogous to the precision and specificity of the data used to substantiate.”

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