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Lead Acetate Ban A Go As US FDA Denies Combe’s Request For Hearing

Lead acetate’s use as a color additive in cosmetic products will no longer be authorized in the US beginning on 6 January 2022, and the agency will exercise enforcement discretion for a year afterward. A 2018 hearing request from hair dye marketer Combe Inc. was denied by the agency on 7 October.   

United States FDA

US FDA Warns Of Safety Risk OTC Needle-Free Devices Used For Dermal Fillers

Agency safety communication says needle-free dermal filler “pens” sold OTC on social media could pose a serious risk to consumers. It's aware of serious injuries, including  permanent harm to skin, lips, or eyes with the use of needle-free devices for injection of lip and facial fillers.

FDA OTC Devices

US FDA Plans Year-End Rinse Of Temporary Policy Easing Standards For OTC Sanitizer Production

FDA makes withdrawal effective on 31 December, also the deadline for firms manufacturing or compounding alcohol-based hand sanitizer products, and making alcohol for those products under temporary guidances, to cease production.

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Protecting US Consumer Data Just The Tip Of Online Privacy Iceberg, Says FTC’s Slaughter

At NAD conference, Commissioner Slaughter identified “erroneous points of conventional wisdom that tend to undergird legal and policy debate about digital surveillance,” starting with privacy being “the key issue” and including “the FTC is toothless, absent new federal legislation.”

Ad Complaints Enforcement

California On Verge On Legalizing CBD-Containing Cosmetics Along With Dietary Supplements, Foods

In January, the California Department of Public Health quietly added cosmetics to the list of products deemed adulterated if they contain cannabidiol or other hemp-derived substances, along with food products and dietary supplements. All that will change if/when Gov. Gavin Newsom signs AB-45.

US State News Legislation

Measuring Consumer Exposure Confounds US FDA’s Evaluation Of Cannabinoid Safety In Supplements

Acting commissioner Woodcock reminds manufacturers and marketers that a consumer’s exposure to cannabidiol and other cannabinoids likely comes from using multiple products daily. “How do you control exposure of people in a nonprescription setting?”

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Latest From Beauty & Legal Issues

Coppertone Recalls Benzene-Tainted Sunscreens; Cosmetics Regulatory & Legal News

Consumers can contact Coppertone for refunds for aerosol sunscreens found to contain benzene, a human carcinogen that should not adversely affect users at levels detected, the Beiersdorf brand says. More cosmetics regulatory and legal news in brief.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

Symrise Appealing REACH Animal Testing Mandates To EU High Court; Unilever, PETA To Intervene

The EU Court of Justice will consider whether the EU General Court erred in affirming ECHA decisions that require Symrise to conduct new animal testing to assess the reproductive and other health effects of UV filters homosalate and octisalate. In recent failed bids for interim relief, Symrise argued that the animal testing is likely to cause “irreparable damage” to its interests.

Europe Animal Testing

Plaintiff Seeks Damages For All Americans Gouged By Estee Lauder Companies Eye Concentrate

Consumers nationwide are entitled to damages awards for physical injuries and economic harm incurred from purchasing and using ELC’s reformulated La Mer Eye Concentrate, according to a class action complaint against The Estee Lauder Companies in Illinois’ Northern District. ELC’s motion to dismiss is pending.

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Latest From Beauty & Deals

Coty Partners With Beauty Tech Firm As Growth Prospects Improve Under CEO Nabi

Firm recently announced a partnership with Taiwan-based augmented reality and artificial intelligence firm Perfect Corp., which should help drive digital engagement, bolster online sales, and provide data-driven personalization for brands including CoverGirl, Sally Hansen and philosophy, Coty says.

Cosmetics Business Strategies

Unilever Invites Pitches From Social Commerce Startups, Chasing ‘Mega-Trends Of The Future’

Firm extends invitation to startups in livestream commerce, shoppable media, group buying, and gaming commerce to submit for the chance to pitch to Unilever beauty brands as part of the company’s Positive Beauty Growth Platform.

Beauty Business Strategies

Royal DSM Fills Plate With Nutrition, Health And Bioscience, Plans To Slice Off Chemical Business

Sale is among options it’s considering for materials business, which is currently “managed largely on a standalone basis.” Its health, nutrition and bioscience segments account for 80% to 85% of total sales and will operate as individual business groups.

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Investors Bet On UK/Singapore Biotech To Disrupt Personalized Skin Care

Sequential Skin, whose genetic and microbiome home test kit sells for $149, raised $1.65m in a seed round announced on 11 October. The UK/Singapore biotech will use the funds to roll out the kit in the US while extending its B2B offering to skin care, hair care and health care companies for clinical trial and product validation purposes.

Cosmetics Financing

Coty Partners With Beauty Tech Firm As Growth Prospects Improve Under CEO Nabi

Firm recently announced a partnership with Taiwan-based augmented reality and artificial intelligence firm Perfect Corp., which should help drive digital engagement, bolster online sales, and provide data-driven personalization for brands including CoverGirl, Sally Hansen and philosophy, Coty says.

Cosmetics Business Strategies

L'Oreal's Garnier Is Using Less Plastic, Less Water, Empowering Consumers To Do Their Part

Garnier is formulating with less water, packaging with less virgin plastic, and kicking off a consumer outreach campaign to educate consumers and encourage them to take green steps as well. Recent launches from the brand include a Whole Blends Shampoo Bar range and new Fructis meeting of hair care with skin care.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Sustainability
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Latest From Beauty & Sales & Earnings

Germany’s PharmaSGP Predicts Market Turnaround Despite Difficult First Half

Germany's PharmaSGP blamed ongoing lockdowns for falling first-half sales, but said it could see light at the end of the tunnel, with the OTC market expected to recover in the second half of the year.

Sales & Earnings Germany

Five Years Post-Coty Deal, P&G Beauty Is Riding Out Pandemic In Style

Procter & Gamble Co.’s Beauty division has weathered COVID challenges exceptionally well thanks to its portfolio mix and the health of its brands going into the pandemic, Beauty CEO R. Alexandra Keith said at the Barclay Global Consumer Staples Conference on 9 September.

Beauty Commercial

Soapbox, YENSA, Vegamour Among Fastest-Growing Cosmetics Companies On Inc. 5000

Inc. 5000 ranks the fastest-growing privately held companies in the US. With three-year growth of nearly 2,200%, Soapbox came in at No. 198 on the 2021 list, outpacing other beauty and personal-care companies that had enviable showings nevertheless in a year of unprecedented challenges.

United States Commercial
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Latest From Beauty & Launches

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 12 October, 2021

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

Commercial Cosmetics

L'Oreal's Garnier Is Using Less Plastic, Less Water, Empowering Consumers To Do Their Part

Garnier is formulating with less water, packaging with less virgin plastic, and kicking off a consumer outreach campaign to educate consumers and encourage them to take green steps as well. Recent launches from the brand include a Whole Blends Shampoo Bar range and new Fructis meeting of hair care with skin care.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Sustainability

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 5 October, 2021

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

Cosmetics Launches
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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

Lead Acetate Ban A Go As US FDA Denies Combe’s Request For Hearing

Lead acetate’s use as a color additive in cosmetic products will no longer be authorized in the US beginning on 6 January 2022, and the agency will exercise enforcement discretion for a year afterward. A 2018 hearing request from hair dye marketer Combe Inc. was denied by the agency on 7 October.   

United States FDA

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 12 October, 2021

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

Commercial Cosmetics

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 5 October, 2021

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

Cosmetics Launches
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

US FDA Warns Of Safety Risk OTC Needle-Free Devices Used For Dermal Fillers

Agency safety communication says needle-free dermal filler “pens” sold OTC on social media could pose a serious risk to consumers. It's aware of serious injuries, including  permanent harm to skin, lips, or eyes with the use of needle-free devices for injection of lip and facial fillers.

FDA OTC Devices

Protecting US Consumer Data Just The Tip Of Online Privacy Iceberg, Says FTC’s Slaughter

At NAD conference, Commissioner Slaughter identified “erroneous points of conventional wisdom that tend to undergird legal and policy debate about digital surveillance,” starting with privacy being “the key issue” and including “the FTC is toothless, absent new federal legislation.”

Ad Complaints Enforcement

‘Dark Patterns’ Casting Shadow On E-commerce

Dark patterns, a “kind of a scary new phrase,” are “design choices that that manipulate users on a website into making choices that they wouldn't otherwise make,” says advertising law attorney Amy Ralph Mudge.

Ad Complaints E-Commerce
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