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Hairburst’s hair-growth and hair-loss prevention claims on cosmetic products are inadequately substantiated, and many of the health claims it uses to promote food supplements are unauthorized, the Advertising Standards Authority says in a 14 Aug. decision.
E-commerce, Asia and travel retail continue to fuel gains at L’Oreal, which just posted its strongest first-half like-for-like growth in more than a decade. Skin care remains a key driver as well, offsetting a global slowdown in makeup that has hit the firm’s US business hardest, with little improvement expected this year.
Market disruptions, “dramatically” higher prices, lost jobs and negative health consequences all are possible if legislation passed in New York in June to reduce 1,4-dioxane exposures is enacted in its current form, trade organizations say. Cleaning product industry advocates are leading the opposition, but personal-care manufacturers stand to be impacted as well.
Other nail-care chemicals beyond toluene could be selected down the line for Priority Product consideration under California’s Safer Consumer Products regulation, the program’s Acting Deputy Director Karl Palmer suggested in an interview. For now, the Department of Toxic Substances Control is moving its toluene documents through peer review, with possible rulemaking to follow.
Manufacturers of methylene chloride-containing paint strippers have submitted the first substantial alternatives analysis under California’s Safer Consumer Products regulation, an undertaking that could be informative for other industries. Karl Palmer, who heads the program for the Department of Toxic Substances Control, discusses the process and the DTSC’s probe into 1,4-dioxane in personal care.