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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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European Commission Examining Prostaglandins In Cosmetics: Are They Safe? Are They Drugs?

Marketers of cosmetic products that rely on prostaglandins or their analogues to grow eyelashes – or compete against companies that use the ingredients – have until 22 October to submit information to the Commission, which will help inform an assessment by the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety.

Europe Cosmetic Ingredients

Support Doesn't Fit For Fillerina Anti-Aging Claims In Industry Self-Regulation Review

NAD looked at Qf Systems' claims "against backdrop” of previous reviews of claims for products promoted as alternatives to cosmetic procedures and surgeries, Consumers keen to look younger are attracted to the products, but often have difficulty determining whether claims are legitimate.

Ad Complaints Cosmetics

Washington State’s Safer Products Program May Prioritize Phthalates In All Cosmetics, Not Just Fragrance

In January, the Evergreen State was considering targeting phthalates in perfumes, colognes and body mists and sprays for alternatives analyses and potential regulatory action under its California-esque Safer Products program. More than 1,300 stakeholder comments later, the Department of Ecology is proposing that general use of phthalates in cosmetic products warrants a look.

State News Cosmetic Ingredients

CIR Expert Panel Rebranded Ahead Of June Virtual Meeting

The renamed Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety has its own website now, which includes the conflict of interest statement its members are expected to sign. The panel will meet virtually 8-9 June to consider a raft of ingredient reports in various stages of development at Cosmetic Ingredient Review.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

J&J’s Baby Powder Announcement Renews NGO Calls For Industry, FDA To End Use Of Talc In Cosmetics

The Environmental Working Group and US PIRG suggest that beauty and personal-care firms should avoid using talc in loose powders, if not all cosmetic products, and that the US FDA should consider banning the ingredient due to the potential for asbestos contamination, among other concerns.

Cosmetic Ingredients NGO Action

CARB Proposal To Sunset Fragrance Exemption Adds To Industry Gloom As VOC Update Takes Shape

Nixing the current exemption for VOCs in fragrance up to 2% in consumer products could prevent manufacturers from meeting VOC limits in California, considerably alter product formulations and efficacy, or remove products from California’s market altogether, the Fragrance Creators Association says.

State News Cosmetic Ingredients
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