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Ryan Nelson

Managing Editor, Rose Sheet

Washington, D.C.
Ryan Nelson is managing editor of Informa’s Rose Sheet and the head of its cosmetics content channel, with particular expertise in evolving regulatory and legal issues. He’s been covering FDA-regulated industries for going on 15 years, previously reporting for the Gray Sheet (now Medtech Insight) where he handled beats including Capitol Hill and Emerging Technology. He began his career teaching English Literature to 9th grade boys at a private boarding school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a role he misses only occasionally. Ryan is based in Informa’s Washington, D.C. office.
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‘Something’s Going To Happen’: Former FDAer John Bailey On Cosmetics Reform Legislation

ICMAD leadership agrees with Bailey that, now more than ever before, the pieces are in place for cosmetics reform legislation to reach the finish line. At the same time, the small-business advocate remains opposed to leading proposals, signaling the significant distance that negotiations may still have to go.

Legislation Consumer

Lauder Rides Asia, Skin-Care Momentum In Q3; Sales Up 18%

Firm’s skin-care business rose 31% in the third quarter, taking considerable weight off makeup, which faces leveling demand after the boom in recent years. With its “digital-first mindset,” Lauder plans to increase promotional investments substantially in the fourth quarter to hit the ground running in fiscal 2019.

Business Strategies Sales & Earnings

Estee Lauder Is Revising Claims, Retesting Products After Internal Breakdown

Lauder says “a small group of employees” is responsible for intentionally altering testing behind product claims, misconduct alerted to management through the firm’s internal escalation process. Currently, the scope of the issue – and the potential impact on Lauder’s business – is unclear, but claims revisions of varying magnitude are expected as the company’s review progresses.

Advertising, Marketing & Sales Business Strategies

SPF Fraud Cases Hard To Shake, Could Shine Light On FDA Protocol Problems

As SPF defendants’ dismissal motions continue to be shot down in federal courts, it increasingly seems that their SPF claims and the radically different test results alleged by plaintiffs will have to be subjected to rigorous analysis and expert opinion, undertakings that could shine light on inherent problems with FDA’s testing protocol rather than overt moves by companies to inflate the protective capacity of their products.

Legal Issues Consumer

SPF Claims No More Reliable In 2018 Than Previous Years – Consumer Reports

The nonprofit publication’s 2018 sunscreen ratings and buying guide reflect its own SPF testing in which a third of sunscreens again underperformed dramatically compared with labeled SPFs. Low-scoring brands may face a new wave of false-advertising litigation, with many related suits still pending in federal and state courts.

Legal Issues Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Coty Still Knocking Dust Off P&G Consumer Brands; Luxury Biz Carries Q3

Luxury and Professional sales gains drove Coty’s top- and bottom-line growth ahead of external expectations in the third quarter, but the sluggish pace of the firm’s major brand renovations, and the investments required to continue propping them up, disappointed analysts.

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