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Sunscreen Ecological Risk Assessment 'Teed Up' For US EPA

Lawmakers in Hawaii and other jurisdictions may be left wanting by the National Academies of Sciences' sunscreen report, but industry groups were pleased with the academy's findings and recommendations to the EPA. The Personal Care Products Council says it confirms that scientific data are insufficient at present to conduct “realistic” ecological risk assessments of UV filters or support their bans.

Ingredients FDA

Senate Proposes Smaller Boost Than House For FDA FY2023 Appropriation

Senate Appropriations Committee proposes $1.185bn to CFSAN and $2.19bn to CDER, both levels short of House appropriators passed in June. FDA requested $30.36m in user fees from monograph drugs but no amount was specified in Senate draft bill.

FDA Legislation

US FDA Seeks Benzene Testing Of 200 Drug Products By Contract Lab

The agency is calling for an ISO 17025-accredited or equivalent partner to screen selected drug products for benzene, following a rash of sunscreen, antiperspirant and other OTC drug product recalls which triggered a rush on testing laboratories, as well as class action filings across the US.

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Senate Proposes Smaller Boost Than House For FDA FY2023 Appropriation

Senate Appropriations Committee proposes $1.185bn to CFSAN and $2.19bn to CDER, both levels short of House appropriators passed in June. FDA requested $30.36m in user fees from monograph drugs but no amount was specified in Senate draft bill.

FDA Legislation

US FDA User Fees: Lay-Off Notices Planned For Early September If Congress Doesn’t Pass Bill

The notices normally would go out on 1 August, but unspent user fee funds may be able to sustain work for a few weeks if the program expires.

FDA User Fees

Hawaii’s Big Island Joins Maui In Non-Mineral Sunscreen Ban

A National Academies of Sciences report is expected in coming weeks on the environmental impacts of sunscreen ingredients and potential human health issues associated with changing use patterns. But Hawaii County legislators decided they couldn’t wait for new information to come to light, voting yes on a measure to ban sales of non-mineral sunscreens, which became law on 8 July.

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Revlon Gains $1.4Bn Financing From Subsidiaries, Appoints Interim CFO Amid Bankruptcy Fallout

Revlon approved for $1.4bn debtor-in-possession financing from BrandCo Lenders, a group of operating subsidiaries formed in capital structure changes which owns much of Revlon’s intellectual property. Firm appoints interim CFO to set course for debt restructuring.

Cosmetics Legal Issues

J&J Pulls Plug On Talc Across Its Baby Powder Portfolio, Shifts To Cornstarch-Based Products

As it did when it halted sales in US and Canada in 2020, J&J’s latest announcement attributes its decision as coming from a “portfolio assessment” and stated it remains confident in using talc in baby powder and cosmetics.

Business Strategies Cosmetics

Benzene Suits Against US Personal-Care Firms Appear Headed In One Direction: Settlement

The latest in litigation against Unilever, P&G, Beiersdorf and J&J alleging violations for selling personal-care products contaminated with benzene.

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CVS Piloting Skin Care Centers, The Latest Prestige Cosmetics Shop-In-Shop Experiment

CVS is trialing Skin Care Centers in three strategic locations, building on its BeautyIRL concept launched in 2018. Featuring prestige brands and L’Oréal-trained beauty advisors, CVS Skin Care Centers follows Walmart’s launch of BEAUTYSPACE installations in March and moves from Kohl’s and Target mid-pandemic to wow shoppers with curated prestige beauty assortments.

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Shiseido Heralds Partnership To Build Circular Economy For Cosmetics Packaging

Tokyo-based Shiseido Company Ltd. has joined with two Japanese plastics manufacturers to create a circular economy for cosmetics packaging that they will invite other cosmetic firms to join.

Deals Sustainability

Citeline And Norstella Merge To Provide End-To-End Solutions For Pharma

Publisher’s Spotlight: Citeline, publisher of HBW Insight, is to merge with fellow pharmaceutical solutions provider Norstella.

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Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 16 August

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

Cosmetics Cosmetic Ingredients

Revlon Gains $1.4Bn Financing From Subsidiaries, Appoints Interim CFO Amid Bankruptcy Fallout

Revlon approved for $1.4bn debtor-in-possession financing from BrandCo Lenders, a group of operating subsidiaries formed in capital structure changes which owns much of Revlon’s intellectual property. Firm appoints interim CFO to set course for debt restructuring.

Cosmetics Legal Issues

J&J Pulls Plug On Talc Across Its Baby Powder Portfolio, Shifts To Cornstarch-Based Products

As it did when it halted sales in US and Canada in 2020, J&J’s latest announcement attributes its decision as coming from a “portfolio assessment” and stated it remains confident in using talc in baby powder and cosmetics.

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Beiersdorf Is Having Record Year For Sun Care, Seeing China Recovery, But Full-Year Outlook Is Guarded

The Hamburg, Germany-based firm defied economic and political headwinds and China troubles in the fiscal 2022 first half to book organic net sales growth of 10.5% to 4.5bn worldwide. Despite optimism about China recovery, sun care, and its recent Chantecaille acquisition, Beiersdorf is projecting a slowdown in the second half in what remains a volatile operating environment.

Sales & Earnings Commercial

E.l.f. Hoists 2023 Full-Year Sales Guidance As Value Prices Attract New Customers

E.l.f. Beauty’s sales grew 26% to $122.6m in the fiscal 2023 first quarter, leading the Oakland, CA-based firm to increase full-year projections. According to company leadership, e.l.f. is capturing market share at a rapid clip while expanding distribution, notably in pharmacy retail.

Cosmetics Sales & Earnings

Symrise Touts Green, Biotech Developments In Scent & Care, Raises FY 2022 Growth Target

Symrise AG is now projecting organic sales growth ‘significantly higher’ than 7%, versus a previous estimate of 5% to 7%. The German fragrance and flavors firm, which recorded a 10.2% increase in organic sales in the fiscal 2022 first half, pointed to Hydrolite 8 green and its partnership with biotech Evoxx Technologies among other innovation-minded moves to meet cosmetics demand.

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Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 16 August

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

Cosmetics Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 9 August

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

Cosmetics Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 2 August

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

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Walmart Exceeds Priority Chemical Reduction Targets

Walmart Inc., which aimed for a 10% reduction in use of priority chemicals in beauty, personal care and household cleaning products sold in stores by 2022, is years ahead of its goal.

Cosmetic Ingredients Retail

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 16 August

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

Cosmetics Cosmetic Ingredients

Revlon Gains $1.4Bn Financing From Subsidiaries, Appoints Interim CFO Amid Bankruptcy Fallout

Revlon approved for $1.4bn debtor-in-possession financing from BrandCo Lenders, a group of operating subsidiaries formed in capital structure changes which owns much of Revlon’s intellectual property. Firm appoints interim CFO to set course for debt restructuring.

Cosmetics Legal Issues
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Supplements Mixed With Direct Selling A Recipe Ripe For Cooking US FTC Regulation Violations

Doesn’t take long to find health and wellness product marketers on list of direct sellers or find firms offering those products in the FTC's history of enforcement actions in the sector. 

Dietary Supplements Enforcement

More Access To US Consumers Means More False Claims For COVID-19 Than Other Health Dangers

While types of unsupported claims were no different than those advertisers made when US was hit it by other widespread health emergencies, digital capabilities made advertisers’ response to COVID-19 different, says Rich Cleland, FTC Consumer Protection Bureau attorney.

Warning Letters Coronavirus COVID-19

With Market For COVID Tests, Face Masks Likely To Last, Senators Suggest Requiring Efficacy Labeling

Consumer Protection, Product Safety And Data Security Subcommittee hearing ventures past enforcement against false advertising for COVID-19 products and sales of fraudulently labeled products to criticism of e-commerce and social media providers for not keeping those products off their digital platforms.

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