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Sea & Ski’s infrared protection claims read as a bold grab for competitive leverage after its disappearance from the market for more than a decade. But old rival Coppertone isn’t sitting idly by.
The firm hasn’t been swept up in CBD mania, but its new Origins Hello, Calm mask features hemp seed oil “renowned for helping treat skin concerns like dryness and visible irritation." The $28 product is available now at Sephora.com and Origins' website, with a wider rollout planned for October.
Marathon Partners, which owns approximately 8.5% of e.l.f., is pushing the company to make significant strategic changes in light of declining share value since its initial public offering in 2016.
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.
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review’s newly figured margins of safety for single- and multi-paraben use in cosmetic products are dramatically lower than previous MOSs that informed the Expert Panel’s 2008 “safe as used” conclusions. Whether the panel still deems the MOSs sufficiently protective is the question going into the group’s Sept. 24-25 meeting.
Unilever’s growth focus will continue to be its core assets, but in a hyper-fragmented global marketplace the firm is escalating new brand creation, with more than a dozen in the pipeline. The firm’s Alan Jope, president of personal care, discusses.