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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella has been with The Rose Sheet for six years, covering the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues impacting the cosmetics world and turning them into stories that help The Rose Sheet’s readership stay abreast of current topics. Nardella has more than a decade of experience in journalism, and was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.
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Hawaii’s Sunscreen Ingredient Ban Is On The Books; To Industry, An Affront To Science

As in the case of plastic microbeads some four years ago, the personal-care industry finds itself in the position of having to reformulate potentially on a mass scale due to environmental rather than human safety concerns. And once again the legislation was driven in large part by shoddy science, industry says.

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PCPC Warns California: Animal-Testing Bill Could Be Blow To State’s Economy

California Cruelty Free Cosmetics Act does not properly account for the fact that cosmetic animal testing still is required in many instances under foreign and domestic regulations, posing conflicts that could shake out unfavorably for California’s economy, says PCPC head Lezlee Westine.

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Careful What You Wish For: 80 Companies Stand Behind California’s Proposed Animal-Testing Ban

NGO proponents’ apparent intention is to bar companies from testing new cosmetic ingredients on animals, limiting them to existing ingredients or alternative testing methods. However, draft legislation advancing in California could pose big problems for even the most committed cruelty-free brands.

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Cosmetics Europe Touts ‘Global Flagship’ Industry Amid Trade War Rumbles

The group released updated data on the cosmetics industry’s contribution to Europe’s economy in conjunction with its Annual Meeting in Brussels this month. The report also comes at a time of tense trade relations, with measures in the offing that could adversely impact the sector’s health.

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China’s Cosmetics Regulations, Import Tariffs May Improve In 2018 (Or Not)

“It’s an optimistic time for our industry in China,” PCPC’s Francine Lamoriello, executive VP of global affairs, observed in an interview. While there have been positive signs, recent government reorganization and escalating trade tensions with the US potentially complicate matters.

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California Safe Cosmetics Funding Push Fails At Eleventh Hour

Industry no doubt is less disappointed by the state’s 2018-2019 budget, approved by lawmakers June 14, than the NGOs that pushed for additional resources to strengthen California’s Safe Cosmetics Program. The funding proposal was approved by Senate and Assembly committees but ultimately got the ax.

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