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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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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. 

Legislation United States

Lauder Q1: Firm Discusses China Tariff Uncertainties, Imminent Clinique Customization Launch

The firm is confident that prestige beauty demand in China will remain a constant, translating to double-digit growth over the long term, but it’s taking a prudent approach to guidance in light of possible tariff impacts, among other unknowns. Lauder’s first-quarter sales totaled $3.52bn, up 11% in organic terms.

Business Strategies Market Intelligence

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.”

Legislation Policy & Regulation

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.

Cosmetic Ingredients Regulation

China Focused On Animal Alternatives Acceptance At Critical Time

Regulatory changes under consideration could bring Chinese cosmetics requirements more in line with global standards, but others could complicate matters for companies that have avoided animal testing via cross-border e-commerce. While much remains hazy, it's clear that industry would benefit from China's increased openness to alternative tests to substantiate cosmetic safety.

Animal Testing Regulation

FDA Ban On Flavoring Ingredients Should Prompt Removal From Fragrances – WVE

The battle between hazard and risk ideologies goes on as NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth calls for the removal of five fragrance ingredients from personal-care products that FDA recently – if reluctantly – struck from its list of approved food additives. The agency maintains the substances pose no risk to public health.

NGO Action Regulation
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