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The Los Angeles-based natural product trailblazer says it will be positioned to use 100% bio-based claims – and USDA’s corresponding certification logo – thanks to its new plant-based preservative system. The innovation should serve as a signal to the wider industry and FDA that 100% plant-based skin-care products are possible, the company’s founder suggests.
Counsel for 22 women who blame J&J talcum powders for their ovarian cancer took a new approach in this latest case in St. Louis Circuit Court, arguing that asbestos in the firm’s talc is the culprit, rather than talc itself. J&J is confident in its ability to overturn the verdict, which it characterized as biased and unfounded.
A July 11 ruling from the UK’s independent advertising regulator underscores the importance of context in gauging whether claims have the capacity to mislead consumers. The decision leaves Beiersdorf free to tout its cetearyl alcohol-containing Nivea Men Sensitive Moisturizer as “0% alcohol – no burning.”
The European Commission is committed to completing its review “shortly” of the Cosmetics Regulation in light of endocrine disruptor criteria recently implemented in other sectors. Cosmetics industry stakeholders should also keep an eye out for developments as the Commission evolves its approach to nanomaterials and microplastics.
EU sources update Rose Sheet on contentious initiatives to cement the Commission’s pathway for banning carcinogenic, mutagenic or reprotoxic substances in cosmetics and to promote fragrance allergen awareness and risk management.
Plaintiffs in New York’s Southern District say a packaging defect strands product inside L’Oreal Paris and Maybelline liquid cosmetic bottles, causing consumers to lose up to $7 on every purchase.