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116th Congress Could Test Cosmetic Industry’s Commitment To Reg Reform, Preemption Viability

With Democrats in control of the House and New Jersey Rep. Frank Pallone in line for chair of the Energy & Commerce Committee, cosmetics regulatory reform legislation could receive even more attention in the 116th Congress than in the current session. The new climate could test how serious big business is about embracing large-scale changes as well as lawmakers’ openness to federal preemption. 

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EU’s SCCS Reissues Guidance On Cosmetic Ingredient Testing With Updated Non-Animal Method Perspectives

The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety’s guidance offers perspective on new approach methodologies that can be used to substantiate cosmetic ingredient safety, as well as areas where alternative strategies continue to be insufficient. The document also includes updated criteria for multi-constituent natural ingredients at a time of increasing industry use.

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Publisher’s Spotlight: The 2019 OTC Marketing Awards Is Open For Entries

Recognizing the best of the British OTC industry, the OTC Marketing Awards include honors for best product innovations, packaging and marketing campaigns, to name a few. Entries are being accepted through Dec. 7.

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Elections Reshape Congress But Not Supplement Industry Regulatory Outlook

Democrats potentially could target tightening regulatory oversight of some industries after regaining a majority in House, but Trump administration's high priority on reducing regulatory burdens bodes well that legislation to expand FDA's current authorities over the US supplement sector will not emerge before Congress' next session opens in 2021. NJ Democrat Frank Pallone could be member of Congress most commonly mentioned and lobbied by supplement industry during next session as Energy and Commerce chairman.

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Economic Adulteration Underscored In GAO Memory Supplements Study

Audit finds two of three memory supplements tested contain none or lower levels of active supplement than stated on labeling. In a report for current and previous  ranking minority members of Senate Special Committee on Aging, GAO points to continuing issues with economic adulteration for gingko biloba.

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Mosquito Repellent Promotion Tumbles On Undisclosed Paid Social Media Plugs By US Olympic Gymnasts

FTC proposes settlements with marketing and public relations firm Creaxion and Inside Publications over regulatory violations in advertising for Fit Organic Mosquito Repellent including failing to disclose US Olympic gymnasts as paid social medial endorsers and misrepresenting that paid commercial ads are opinions from an independent or objective publishers or sources.

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Cosmetics Recalls For August-October Period Have One Familiar Thing In Common: All Were Voluntary

Under current cosmetics regulations FDA does not have the authority to order product recalls, as it does in the dietary supplement space, for example. Voluntary cosmetic recalls have been typically light in recent months, most often citing microbiological issues.

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Metric Weights For Probiotics Mislead But CFUs Inform, Say Industry Groups

Council for Responsible Nutrition, Consumer Healthcare Products Association and Natural Products Association urge FDA to allow colony forming units on probiotic product labels while nixing current labeling regulation’s allowance of metric weight, as the measurement does not reflect live microbials.

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FDA Plans Consumer Survey To Better Understand Cosmetics Allergy Prevalence

The agency will accept public comment for 60 days on its proposed survey to gain insight into “consumer use of cosmetic products, the frequency of adverse events believed to be caused by allergens in cosmetics, consumer awareness of the problem, and actions (if any) taken to avoid the allergens.”

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Elections Reshape Congress But Not Supplement Industry Regulatory Outlook

Democrats potentially could target tightening regulatory oversight of some industries after regaining a majority in House, but Trump administration's high priority on reducing regulatory burdens bodes well that legislation to expand FDA's current authorities over the US supplement sector will not emerge before Congress' next session opens in 2021. NJ Democrat Frank Pallone could be member of Congress most commonly mentioned and lobbied by supplement industry during next session as Energy and Commerce chairman.

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European Trade Groups To Cosmetics Firms: Be Prepared For ‘No Deal’ Brexit

The UK is converting the EU’s Cosmetics Regulation and REACH into UK law, holding out hope that mutual interests will yield an arrangement for “frictionless trade.” However, the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Perfumery Association notes “the political landscape is very uncertain.”

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EU’s Microplastic Clampdown Has Echoes Of US MFWA; Will Bioplastics Be Left Out In The Cold Again?

The future of microplastics use in the European cosmetics sector hangs in the balance as legislative efforts move forward in line with the Commission’s Plastics Strategy released in January. A key question is whether next-generation, biodegradable plastics will get caught up in any bans that transpire, limiting manufacturers’ options and dashing the hopes of emerging producers with cosmetic interests.

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Mosquito Repellent Promotion Tumbles On Undisclosed Paid Social Media Plugs By US Olympic Gymnasts

FTC proposes settlements with marketing and public relations firm Creaxion and Inside Publications over regulatory violations in advertising for Fit Organic Mosquito Repellent including failing to disclose US Olympic gymnasts as paid social medial endorsers and misrepresenting that paid commercial ads are opinions from an independent or objective publishers or sources.

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ThermoLife Tries To Flex Litigation Muscle Against Nitrate Marketers In False Advertising Complaints

ThermoLife International files two false advertising complaints alleging competitors also marketing nitrate-based workout products deceive consumers and disparage its business. The company is seeking damages after setbacks in patent infringement complaints.

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Keystone Labs Court-Ordered To Halt OTC Drug Manufacturing; Cosmetics Not Affected, It Says

Keystone Labs agrees to cease manufacturing OTC drugs following a 2013 FDA warning letter and repeated GMP violations noted during inspections, including failure to investigate sources of contamination. Firm suggests it will continue making cosmetic hair- and skin-care formulas while outsourcing OTC product manufacturing.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness Business News: PepsiCo Incubates In Wellness, Cost-Cutting Spurs Profit At FitLife

Harvest Health in cannabidiol wellness with CBx Enterprises; MusclePharm revenues climb 12%; Celsius beverage sales up on retail expansion; CarnoSyn beta-alanine sales drive Natural Alternatives' growth; FitLife shows profit as cost-cutting continues; and PepsiCo incubates wellness start-ups.

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Innovus Stretches Strongest Footprint With Boston Topicals Brands Deal

Innovus acquires Boston Topicals' ThermoMax hand warming cream in hot and warm formulations, BreastLife with amino acids to firm and lift women's breasts and HealthiFeet made with Knosis transdermal delivery system in a formulation firm says has been shown in a trial to increase temperature and blood flow in feet of diabetic patients. HealthiFeet will complement a product Innovus already offers and targets for consumers with diabetes, Diabases leg and foot relief topical.

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Revlon Announces Cost-Cutting Plan; CoverGirl’s Flagship Store; More Cosmetics News In Brief

Revlon responds to continued net losses with a cost-cutting plan, which will include headcount reductions; Coty is optimistic that CoverGirl momentum, including the launch of a flagship store in Times Square, will help buoy its struggling Consumer Beauty business. Meanwhile, L’Oreal/La Roche-Posay introduces a wearable UV sensor, and IFF-LMR promotes its vegan-certified natural extracts.

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NGOs Demand Action From Amazon, eBay On Mercury-Containing Skin-Lightening Creams

The e-commerce giants should keep pace with regulatory notifications regarding mercury-containing cosmetics, implementing their restricted products policies accordingly, and require approval of skin-lightening products prior to sale, according to a coalition of 51 NGOs. They point to recent testing that found skin creams on Amazon.com and eBay.com to contain mercury at levels up to 30,000 ppm.

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FDA Plans Consumer Survey To Better Understand Cosmetics Allergy Prevalence

The agency will accept public comment for 60 days on its proposed survey to gain insight into “consumer use of cosmetic products, the frequency of adverse events believed to be caused by allergens in cosmetics, consumer awareness of the problem, and actions (if any) taken to avoid the allergens.”

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Bio-on Confident In Natural, Biodegradable PHA Prospects As EU Takes Aim At Plastics

The Italian firm’s polyhydroxyalkanoate microspheres are naturally derived, high-performing and 100% biodegradable in water in less than two weeks, it says. Consultancy Frost & Sullivan sees Bio-on as a potential leader in the cosmetic industry’s “bio-polymeric ingredient revolution,” provided that regulations cooperate.

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Health, Beauty And Wellness Business News: PepsiCo Incubates In Wellness, Cost-Cutting Spurs Profit At FitLife

Harvest Health in cannabidiol wellness with CBx Enterprises; MusclePharm revenues climb 12%; Celsius beverage sales up on retail expansion; CarnoSyn beta-alanine sales drive Natural Alternatives' growth; FitLife shows profit as cost-cutting continues; and PepsiCo incubates wellness start-ups.

Dietary Supplements Deals

Innovus Stretches Strongest Footprint With Boston Topicals Brands Deal

Innovus acquires Boston Topicals' ThermoMax hand warming cream in hot and warm formulations, BreastLife with amino acids to firm and lift women's breasts and HealthiFeet made with Knosis transdermal delivery system in a formulation firm says has been shown in a trial to increase temperature and blood flow in feet of diabetic patients. HealthiFeet will complement a product Innovus already offers and targets for consumers with diabetes, Diabases leg and foot relief topical.

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Elections Reshape Congress But Not Supplement Industry Regulatory Outlook

Democrats potentially could target tightening regulatory oversight of some industries after regaining a majority in House, but Trump administration's high priority on reducing regulatory burdens bodes well that legislation to expand FDA's current authorities over the US supplement sector will not emerge before Congress' next session opens in 2021. NJ Democrat Frank Pallone could be member of Congress most commonly mentioned and lobbied by supplement industry during next session as Energy and Commerce chairman.

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