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UK public service TV network Channel 4 says its investment in Cannaray will help bring CBD to the mainstream and shows the country's CBD market is stabilizing.
With biotech, “the entire tree of life starts to become accessible to us ethically and sustainably,” says Arcaea CEO Jasmina Aganovic. Her company, launched in October 2021, is developing custom keratin molecules for skin and hair, as well as new UV filter technology, among other innovations to expand formulators’ toolkits, not just replace problematic ingredients.
The cosmetics industry has an “optics” problem, and that is creating other issues, namely a growing body of state legislation to address perceived gaps in federal regulatory oversight.
The future of digital health will be shaped more than anything else by the rise of artificial intelligence. From body enhancing bio-wearables to camera-based skin diagnostics, the consumer health industry continued to explore the possibilities presented by AI in 2021. However, there are many regulatory and ethical hurdles industry must overcome as we move into 2022 and beyond.
Ballard Spahr attorney Brendan Collins warned attendees to take Prop 65 violation notices seriously and address them in a timely manner, speaking at the Independent Beauty Association’s 2022 Technical Regulatory Forum.
US demand for personal-care and cosmetic products continues to exceed the capacities of an industry fraught with supply-chain pressures, according to Independent Beauty Association leadership.
Extended producer responsibility legislation passed last year in Maine and Oregon and is being considered in other states, including New Jersey and Hawaii as of January 2022. The Independent Beauty Association is concerned about a patchwork of laws forming across the US that would significantly challenge small and mid-sized companies.
The successful completion of a short, non-clinical, human factors study puts Futura Medical's MED3000 erectile dysfunction gel one step closer to OTC device approval in the US.
HBW Insight catches up with Nature's Aid managing director Chris Morrey to talk about the firm's new sustainable dietary supplment range, Wild Earth, as well as the challenges posed by the UK's new regulstory regime for CBD novel foods.
“There's a lot of creativity and innovation that's being forced” by supply chain challenges, according to Elizabeth Corrigan, recently appointed chairwoman of the Independent Beauty Association. IBA’s Akemi Ooka says smaller companies looking to engage on sustainability can be well-served to start with supply chain assessment.
The Independent Beauty Association’s Akemi Ooka, head of global supply chain resources, and new board chair Elizabeth Corrigan sat down with HBW Insight to discuss ongoing supply chain challenges, how the trade association’s members are adapting, and prospects for relief ahead.
The Honest Company’s new digital and strategy chief joins from Amazon.com where he led development of home security systems and contactless, in-garage delivery for more than 50m Amazon Key customers. More cosmetics people news, including new supply chain and sustainability leadership at the Independent Beauty Association.
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