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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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NAD: Sea & Ski Sunscreens May Go ‘Beyond UV,’ But Not To Infrared Zone

Cross Brands Manufacturing’s stingily hand-picked in vitro test results for Sea & Ski sunscreens do not demonstrate a clear, consumer-relevant infrared protection capability, let alone show that IR defense translates to meaningful skin-health benefits, according to the National Advertising Division’s Sept. 7 decision.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Regulation

CIR Experts To Take First Look At Brown Algae Ingredients, Strategize For MI/MCI Re-Review

The Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s draft report on brown algae-derived ingredients is up for Expert Panel consideration Sept. 24-25, and five Ginkgo biloba ingredients could receive final safe-as-used sign-off. CIR also seeks the panel’s help in preparing a re-review document for the MI/MCI preservative combination, which is overdue for an updated assessment with usage up significantly since 1992.

Cosmetic Ingredients Safety

California’s Professional Cosmetic Labeling Bill Passes Unopposed

While overshadowed by contentious cosmetic animal-testing legislation, AB 2775 also passed in the closing days of California’s 2017-2018 legislative session, another example of the state’s eagerness to take on cosmetics issues it views as inadequately addressed at the federal level.

State News Legislation

California Passes Cruelty-Free Cosmetics Act: Now Friendlier To Industry, Still A Legal Minefield

Late-stage, industry-driven amendments to SB 1249 eliminated terms that could have made companies liable for animal testing entirely outside their control. The bill that passed Aug. 31 is still rife with legal risks for companies that claim exemptions, according to Sacramento-area attorney Angela Diesch.

Legislation Legal Issues

Coty Acknowledges Market Has Changed Since P&G Brands Came Aboard

Coty’s ongoing integration of P&G beauty assets, going on two years after the deal’s completion, has compounded challenges for its Consumer business, which faces a very different market today compared with conditions when Coty outbid rivals for CoverGirl, Max Factor and other P&G castoffs.

Sales & Earnings Business Strategies

FDA Contracts For QRA Model To Determine Safe Use Levels For 26 Fragrance Allergens

The ingredients at issue already must be labeled on cosmetic products in the EU due to their recognized sensitization and allergy potential. FDA expects to award the contract by the end of September, and finished work will be due to the agency within 18 months thereafter.

Cosmetic Ingredients FDA
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