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EWG Study Suggests More Than One In 10 Talc-Based Cosmetics Contain Asbestos

The Environmental Working Group and Scientific Analytical Institute say inadequate testing of talc-containing personal-care products is to blame for findings of asbestos in cosmetics, including three of 21 powder-based cosmetics SAI analyzed at EWG’s request. They continue to push for updated testing standards that include electron microscopy as a core component.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

US Cosmetics Reform Talks To Resume In 2021 After COVID Derailing, Anti-Regulation Trump

Efforts to modernize US cosmetics regulations fell short in the 116th Congress as lawmakers swung their focus to COVID-19, but industry expects a resumption of discussions in the next term, even as pandemic relief and recovery remains top priority.

United States Beauty

EU Chemical Assessment Must Evolve Beyond ‘Tick-Box Animal Testing’ – Corporate-Nonprofit Collab

Seven years after the EU’s cosmetic animal testing ban went into full effect, leading beauty companies, chemical suppliers and animal welfare groups agree that European authorities’ administration of REACH is undermining the historic measure, inhibiting innovation and hindering societal progress.

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Did California Catch Brazilian Blowout Napping? Formaldehyde Must Be Out Of Hair Smoothers By 2025

California-based Brazilian Blowout appears not to have opposed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, signed into law in the Golden State at the end of September, which will ban a key ingredient in its professional hair-smoothing systems beginning 1 January 2025. The company remains oddly quiet about the legislation, which was backed by NGOs, public health advocates and other cosmetic industry reps.

US States Cosmetic Ingredients

US Cosmetics Reform Talks To Resume In 2021 After COVID Derailing, Anti-Regulation Trump

Efforts to modernize US cosmetics regulations fell short in the 116th Congress as lawmakers swung their focus to COVID-19, but industry expects a resumption of discussions in the next term, even as pandemic relief and recovery remains top priority.

United States Beauty

Lawful Use Of Cannabidiols In Supplements ‘Different Than The Rest’ Of US FDA Regulations?

CFSAN regulatory affairs chief Douglas Stearn says a regulatory pathway wouldn’t be an open door for CBD-containing food and supplements due to concerns about the ingredients’ safety. Legislation from Congress might "do something with CBD that’s different than the rest of the Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act," he says. 

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Green Light For Fake Review Fraud? FTC Infighting Continues Over Sunday Riley Skincare Settlement

US FTC commissioners Rohit Chopra and Rebecca Slaughter maintain that the agency’s no-money, no-fault settlement with Sunday Riley Skincare, now finalized, sends a message of FTC permissiveness regarding fake online reviews that artificially boost brands’ standing and product sales.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

NAD Issues Latest Decision In Fungal Nail Brands’ Claims Feud

Three years ago, the Kerasal fungal nail brand brought a challenge to the National Advertising Division that decimated claims for competing Fungi-Nail products and got federal agencies involved. The shoe is now on the other foot, as the NAD agrees with Fungi-Nail that a slew of Kerasal claims should be discontinued.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Edgewell Seeks Dismissal Of Wet Ones ‘99.99%’ Germ-Kill Suit

The US FDA has primary jurisdiction over labeling claims on OTC consumer antiseptic rubs, and state false advertising claims lodged by the plaintiff are preempted by federal law, Edgewell Personal Care argues in its motion to dismiss a proposed class action in California federal court regarding Wet Ones germ-killing claims.

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Ulta CEO On Target Corp Partnership: ‘Now Is The Time For Innovation In Retail'

Target guests in selected locations will be able to shop a curated Ulta Beauty section in the second half of 2021. The partnership could attract new clientele to Target stores and give Ulta a boost following nationwide store closures this year due to COVID.

Beauty Retail

E.l.f. Has A Go At Twitch Crowd, Hitching Wagon To #Loserfruit

The maker of prestige-inspired cosmetics at value prices follows its TikTok viral success by teaming with Kathleen Belsten, aka Loserfruit, the second most-followed female gamer on the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch.

Beauty Business Strategies

Orkla Sells Cosmetics Brands To Poland's Bielenda

Norway's Orkla has agreed to sell Polish cosmetics brands Soraya and Dermika to local player Bielenda, which itself has recently received private equity investment.

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Edgewell Finds COVID Bright Side: Wet Ones On Way To Becoming ‘Little Mega-Brand’

Skin hygiene is one of several categories where Edgewell Personal Care has a “right to win" after 18 months of renovations, according to the company’s 20 November Investor Day presentation. The firm has doubled its production capacity and has plans for a “full suite” of product innovation to build on Wet Ones’ 60% growth in fiscal 2020.

Business Strategies Sales & Earnings

E.l.f. Has A Go At Twitch Crowd, Hitching Wagon To #Loserfruit

The maker of prestige-inspired cosmetics at value prices follows its TikTok viral success by teaming with Kathleen Belsten, aka Loserfruit, the second most-followed female gamer on the Amazon-owned livestreaming platform Twitch.

Beauty Business Strategies

Orkla Sells Cosmetics Brands To Poland's Bielenda

Norway's Orkla has agreed to sell Polish cosmetics brands Soraya and Dermika to local player Bielenda, which itself has recently received private equity investment.

Poland Cosmetics
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Edgewell Finds COVID Bright Side: Wet Ones On Way To Becoming ‘Little Mega-Brand’

Skin hygiene is one of several categories where Edgewell Personal Care has a “right to win" after 18 months of renovations, according to the company’s 20 November Investor Day presentation. The firm has doubled its production capacity and has plans for a “full suite” of product innovation to build on Wet Ones’ 60% growth in fiscal 2020.

Business Strategies Sales & Earnings

Ulta CEO On Target Corp Partnership: ‘Now Is The Time For Innovation In Retail'

Target guests in selected locations will be able to shop a curated Ulta Beauty section in the second half of 2021. The partnership could attract new clientele to Target stores and give Ulta a boost following nationwide store closures this year due to COVID.

Beauty Retail

Revlon Staves Off Bankruptcy, Reports Q3 With Notes Of Optimism

Revlon’s net sales fell approximately 20% to $477.1m in the third quarter, but the performance represents a sequential improvement compared with the second quarter, CEO Debra Perelman noted in a call with analysts. Having successfully closed a senior debt exchange offer on 13 November, Revlon will enter 2021 fully focused on strategic execution, she said.

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Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 24 November, 2020

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

Trademarks Cosmetics

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 17 November, 2020

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

Trademarks Cosmetics

Sabinsa Adds Patents To Thwart ‘Low Quality Copycats,’ Launches Liver Health Supplement

Two patents in Mexico in past month for and three in Canada for compositions intended to slow inflammation and to strengthen hair growth.. It also recently launched LivLonga, a patented formulation to benefit liver health.

Dietary Supplements Intellectual Property
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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

EWG Study Suggests More Than One In 10 Talc-Based Cosmetics Contain Asbestos

The Environmental Working Group and Scientific Analytical Institute say inadequate testing of talc-containing personal-care products is to blame for findings of asbestos in cosmetics, including three of 21 powder-based cosmetics SAI analyzed at EWG’s request. They continue to push for updated testing standards that include electron microscopy as a core component.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

Cosmetic And Personal Care Trademark Review 24 November, 2020

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

Trademarks Cosmetics

Did California Catch Brazilian Blowout Napping? Formaldehyde Must Be Out Of Hair Smoothers By 2025

California-based Brazilian Blowout appears not to have opposed the Toxic-Free Cosmetics Act, signed into law in the Golden State at the end of September, which will ban a key ingredient in its professional hair-smoothing systems beginning 1 January 2025. The company remains oddly quiet about the legislation, which was backed by NGOs, public health advocates and other cosmetic industry reps.

US States Cosmetic Ingredients
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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

NAD Issues Latest Decision In Fungal Nail Brands’ Claims Feud

Three years ago, the Kerasal fungal nail brand brought a challenge to the National Advertising Division that decimated claims for competing Fungi-Nail products and got federal agencies involved. The shoe is now on the other foot, as the NAD agrees with Fungi-Nail that a slew of Kerasal claims should be discontinued.

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

US COVID-19 Fraud: Avenova Eyelid, Eyelash Cleanser Spray Latest Target Of FDA, FTC Warning

Federal agencies submitted joint warning to NovaBay after reviewing its website and social media pages for its Avenova (hypochlorous acid 0.01%) spray solution.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Enforcement

FTC Does Advertising Law Enforcement, Not Second Chances For Ad Claims Arbitration

Some firms that challenged ad claims NAD attorneys later bring to FTC's attention want to take more shots at the claims while businesses making the claims want to repeat their arguments from NAD reviews, says Carolyn Hann, FTC chief of staff for advertising practices.

Ad Complaints Consumer
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