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Industry Groups To Request FDA Rulemaking Deferrals For Sunscreen Ingredients In Question

Trade groups PCPC and CHPA say they likely will request that FDA defer further rulemaking on sunscreen ingredients that require additional data to retain their GRASE designations under the agency’s proposed rule for a final OTC sunscreen drug monograph, issued in February. For now, the associations are asking for an extension of the allotted comment period beyond May 28, 2019.

FDA Regulation

Industry Cautions FDA To Avoid ‘Overinterpreting’ Cosmetic Allergy Survey Results

In a March 5 statement, FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb included labeling disclosure of known cosmetic allergens among elements that could be included in a modernized system for cosmetics oversight. The agency’s planned consumer survey, designed to assess “allergy to cosmetics,” could help to inform exploratory steps in that direction.

Beauty Regulation

Claire’s Caves, Recalls Makeup Products Following FDA’s Asbestos Finding

The jewelry and cosmetics retailer announced March 11 that it is voluntarily recalling selected lots of three makeup products due to the “possible presence of asbestos fibers.” FDA issued a safety alert the previous week that has made Claire’s the latest poster child for cosmetics regulatory reform.

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Kids’ Cosmetics With Talc Would Require Asbestos-Free Verification Or Warnings Under Dingell Bill

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., is taking another swing at legislation to require cancer warnings on talc-containing cosmetics marketed to children if they have not been determined asbestos-free via transmission electron microscopy to FDA’s satisfaction.

Legislation Cosmetic Ingredients

House Committee Hearing Shows How Talc/Asbestos Concerns Could Be Impetus For Cosmetics Reform

“If I were in your shoes or in Commissioner Gottlieb’s shoes I wouldn’t wait another day to require a warning on all [talc-containing cosmetic] products,” EWG’s Scott Faber told a House Oversight and Reform subcommittee March 12, while maintaining that large-scale regulatory changes are what's truly needed to protect users of talcum powders and other personal-care items.

Beauty Legislation

Rep. Pallone’s Discussion Draft For Cosmetics Reform Closely Mirrors Reintroduced Feinstein/Collins Bill

A bipartisan proposal from new House Energy & Commerce chair Frank Pallone and Rep. John Shimkus, R-Ill., is a near-facsimile of the reintroduced Personal Care Products Safety Act in the Senate. This could set the stage for simultaneous consideration and expeditious movement in both chambers of Congress.

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FTC Predicted ‘Parade Of Horribles’ If Third Circuit Were To Rule As It Just Did

The Federal Trade Commission is accustomed to seeking permanent injunctions (and monetary penalties) from companies for past violations under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act, which it contends is an invaluable deterrent to bad behavior. However, the Third Circuit says FTC’s interpretation of the section’s provisions is an untenable stretch of statutory language.

Beauty Wellness

Overwhelmed J&J Talc Supplier Takes Cover Under Bankruptcy Protections

“It is simply not in the best interests of our stakeholders to litigate these claims in perpetuity,” says Imerys Talc America President Giorgio La Motta of the company’s decision to reorganize its business and debts under Chapter 11 in negotiation with claimants in cosmetic talc-related suits.

Legal Issues Business Strategies

FTC: Paying A Big-Name Beauty Influencer To Smear A Competitor Is Unlawful … In These Contexts

Marketing insiders are denouncing the growing trend of beauty companies weaponing influencers against competing brands. Mary Engle, associate director of FTC’s Division of Advertising Practices, discusses the practice and lines that shouldn’t be crossed, blurry as they may well be.

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Growth Approaches: Entrepreneur P&G, Top Brand Church & Dwight, Practice Patience Clorox

P&G, Church & Dwight and Clorox executives say firms are looking to add brands to portfolios. P&G's developing assets through a brand creation project; C&D seeks top brands, largely in non-US markets; and Clorox looks for opportunities in select ‘spaces’ in US health, wellness and personal care.

Commercial Business Strategies

Teva Licenses OTC And Cosmetics Portfolio To Trimb In Scandinavia

Trimb has gained the exclusive rights from Teva to market across Scandinavia a portfolio of "well-known" consumer health brands, covering skin-care, oral-care, and digestive health, as well as dietary supplements. 
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Nestlé Expands Skin Health In Asia As Rumors Swirl of Impending Sale

With media reports suggesting Nestlé is about to kick off an auction for Skin Health, the Swiss food and drinks giant is expanding the business in Asia to take advantage of the growth opportunity it has spied in the region.
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P&G Innovates Around Water Challenges With Hair Care In South Africa, Liquid-Free DS3

P&G’s introduction of Waterless hair care in South Africa, where water is a precious commodity, marks the first new retail hair-care brand for the firm in four years. Meanwhile, liquid-free DS3 shampoo, body wash and other personal-care swatches, available now for pre-order, support P&G’s sustainability goals while representing attractive cost efficiencies.

Beauty Business Strategies

SPF Testing Costs (And Variability) Could Be Reduced With In Vitro Method Uptake

Cosmetics Europe expects its in vitro method for SPF determination to be a published ISO standard within two to three years. The European Commission is behind in vitro sunscreen testing, and the method could significantly reduce costs and technical challenges while providing in vivo-equivalent results, the trade group says.

Beauty Standards

Beiersdorf’s Three Pillars Of Success Amid Digital Disruptor 'Turmoil'

Nivea manufacturer Beiersdorf's three-pillar growth strategy will accelerate the firm’s presence in emerging markets, drive innovation and ramp up digitization in response to disruption by new, more agile market entrants.

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Beiersdorf’s Three Pillars Of Success Amid Digital Disruptor 'Turmoil'

Nivea manufacturer Beiersdorf's three-pillar growth strategy will accelerate the firm’s presence in emerging markets, drive innovation and ramp up digitization in response to disruption by new, more agile market entrants.

Beauty Business Strategies

Coty’s New Leadership Revives Investor Confidence; Now Consumer Biz Must ‘Earn Right To Grow’

Coty’s improved second-quarter results, and Pierre Laubies’ remarks in his first earnings call as the company’s chief exec, charmed the investment community, though a detailed strategy from management – including its plan for the ailing Consumer Beauty unit – is still to come.
Beauty Business Strategies

Lauder Investing In Americas Turnaround While Asia/Pacific Continues To Soar

Prestige skin care continues to win big with young Chinese consumers, and makeup demand is picking up, according to Lauder leadership. Overall, the firm’s Asia/Pacific sales climbed 17%, reported, to $1.02bn, helping to offset continued declines in the Americas.

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Latest From Beauty & Launches

Growth Approaches: Entrepreneur P&G, Top Brand Church & Dwight, Practice Patience Clorox

P&G, Church & Dwight and Clorox executives say firms are looking to add brands to portfolios. P&G's developing assets through a brand creation project; C&D seeks top brands, largely in non-US markets; and Clorox looks for opportunities in select ‘spaces’ in US health, wellness and personal care.

Commercial Business Strategies

At Nuvothera, Rx Derma Veterans Develop OTCs For Serious Skin Conditions

Firm launched Prosoria in 2018 as a four-product topical line for inflammatory autoimmune disease psoriasis containing salicylic acid 3% combined with turmeric and other botanicals. CEO Arthur Clapp says firm will launch turmeric supplements and plans adding products for acne, eczema, warts, nail fungus and rosacea.

Commercial OTC Drugs

Church & Dwight Expects 3.5% Growth In 2019 On Line Extensions, Price Increases

Church & Dwight estimates 3.5% organic sales growth in 2019 on innovations including Orajel Toothache Strips as well as organic gummy vitamins and "world’s first flossing toothbrush.” Reporting weaker-than-expected Q$ earnings, it plans to raise prices on more product categories in 2019.

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Latest From Beauty & Cosmetic Ingredients

Kids’ Cosmetics With Talc Would Require Asbestos-Free Verification Or Warnings Under Dingell Bill

Rep. Debbie Dingell, D-Mich., is taking another swing at legislation to require cancer warnings on talc-containing cosmetics marketed to children if they have not been determined asbestos-free via transmission electron microscopy to FDA’s satisfaction.

Legislation Cosmetic Ingredients

FDA Determined To Update Cosmetics Regs After Claire’s Refuses To Recall Asbestos-Tainted Makeup

The agency issued a safety alert March 5 advising consumers to avoid three makeup products sold – at least previously – in Claire’s stores, which cater to girls and young women. The situation throws into relief the limitations of the current regulatory framework for cosmetics, which FDA is committed to modernizing while exploring steps to improve oversight using existing tools.

Beauty Regulation

Bocchi's Sanitation Flies In Face Of Regs, FDA Finds Following Medline Recall

Warning letter to Bocchi Laboratories details violations of FDA regulations agency inspectors found in an inspection of firm's facility from late March through early June 2018 "in response to an outbreak of Burkholderia cepacia associated with" a cleanser it manufactures. In addition to product adulteration due to microbial contamination, FDA found Bocchi in violation of drug GMPs because products were labeled with indications rendering them drugs under FDA regulations.

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Latest From Beauty & Ad Complaints

FTC Predicted ‘Parade Of Horribles’ If Third Circuit Were To Rule As It Just Did

The Federal Trade Commission is accustomed to seeking permanent injunctions (and monetary penalties) from companies for past violations under Section 13(b) of the FTC Act, which it contends is an invaluable deterrent to bad behavior. However, the Third Circuit says FTC’s interpretation of the section’s provisions is an untenable stretch of statutory language.

Beauty Wellness

Is Clinique’s ‘Fresh Pressed’ A Natural Claim? UK’s Ad Authority Issues Ruling

Fushi Wellbeing – which markets a range of organic, fresh-pressed face oils derived from the cherry seed, baobab seed and argan nut, among other natural sources – challenged Clinique’s Fresh Pressed line name in light of the brand’s heavy reliance on chemically derived ingredients.

Beauty Ad Complaints

St. Ives Apricot Scrubbed Of Class Action Alleging Harm From Walnut Shells

Federal judge says plaintiffs “have at best shown that St. Ives Scrub could, in theory, alter the skin’s surface.” Drug and device law attorney says the complaint "is not really a labeling issue” and the court applied “a healthy dose of common sense” in ruling.

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