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Over The Counter 6 Jan 2023: Prebiotics And Consumer Health: Opportunity, Regulation and Future, With Clasado’s Per Rehné

In this episode, HBW Insight interviews Per Rehné, CEO of UK-based microbiome specialists Clasado Biosciences, about the exciting world of prebiotics. Essentially food for your gut microbiome, prebiotics have benefitted from a worldwide boom in preventative health in recent years, as well as a critical mass of clinical research showing the significant role that the gut plays in health, immunity and even stress and anxiety. In this fascinating discussion, Rehné explains the science behind prebiotic supplementation, as well as the regulatory environment in the European Union that makes marketing such supplements challenging, to say the least. We also dive into the current and future growth and innovation opportunities that prebiotics represent for the consumer health industry, which Clasado supplies, as well as marketing its own Bimuno branded product in the UK and beyond.

Europe Wellness

Over The Counter 1 Feb 2023: Biotech Is Solving Beauty’s Eco Challenges, Elevating R&D, With Amyris’ Annie Tsong

In this "Over the Counter" episode, HBW Insight chats with Annie Tsong, chief strategy and product officer at Amyris, Inc., an Emeryville, Calif.-based company that uses synthetic biotechnology to produce clean beauty, personal care, wellness and food ingredients for thousands of brands across the globe, including its own. Leading the firm’s ingredient development pipeline, Tsong discusses the science as well as the benefits of biotech alternatives to traditional beauty ingredients – including sustainability and better performance – and reflects on how the science is already transforming the beauty landscape.

International Beauty

Outlook 2023: Market Experts On Importance Of Value, Mental Health In A ‘World On Fire’

Competitive value propositions are a must in 2023 to win guarded consumers’ business. Companies that effectively address mental health and wellbeing needs and appeal to consumers through sustainability initiatives could have an edge in the recessionary environment, experts suggest. Meanwhile, there are concerns about small cosmetics companies and the availability of resources to help them comply with "modernized" federal regulations.

Commercial Business Strategies

Outlook 2023: Self-Care Policy, Cosmetics Regs, Supply Issues And Sustainability Are Top Priorities For Trade Associations

Leading trade groups are working with members to address OTC drug product shortages and other supply issues, advocating for policies that usher self-care forward post-pandemic, tackling new cosmetics regulations, and doing their part for the health of the planet and society.

Policy Sustainability

Outlook 2023: Health, Beauty, Wellness Company Leaders Offer Views On Year Ahead

This year, top companies in the consumer health, wellness and beauty sectors are focused on meeting consumers’ changing self-care needs (at price points they can afford), integrating digital technologies, and driving sustainable innovations and business practices that are good for people and planet. Leaders from J&J, Haleon, Bayer, Coty and Beiersdorf weigh in.

Business Strategies Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Root Wellness Provides Update Following Self-Regulatory Case That Resulted In FTC Referral

Root Wellness execs address the company’s scrape with the Direct Selling-Self Regulatory Council and resulting referral to the Federal Trade Commission.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Regulation

Over The Counter 19 December 2022: CLP, Cosmetics And New Hazard Classes In The EU’s Haste To Be Green, With Louise Witter

In this episode, HBW Insight chats with Louise Witter, director and principal consultant at UK-based Chemical Legislation Professionals, about proposed revisions to the EU’s Classification, Labeling and Packaging Regulation (CLP) to introduce new hazard classes, including for endocrine disruptors. The discussion, just prior to the Commission’s adoption of the proposal on 19 December, ranges from implications for cosmetics companies to reflections on the EU Green Deal, which may be outpacing scientific consensus and endangering an already beleaguered and highly regulated chemicals industry.     

Europe Policy

Beauty Without Microplastic: Consumer Expectations For Cosmetic Products May Have To Change

Kelly Dobos, a consultant, adjunct professor, and former president of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, discusses the challenges facing beauty businesses and formulators, and the changes to cosmetic products that could be coming consumers’ way, under developing bans on microplastic use.

Regulation Cosmetic Ingredients
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