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Personal-care and beauty products can do without fragrances that contain phthalates, says Washington Department of Ecology in a November Draft Regulatory Determinations Report to state lawmakers as per the Safer Products for Washington Act. Restriction specifics will be worked out in 2022 in consultation with stakeholders, Ecology says.
Where the European Commission and Member States land in their final deliberations on the proposed microplastic ban could reveal a lot about industry costs deemed acceptable and the level of science considered necessary to regulate cosmetics and other markets in pursuance of Green Deal objectives.
There’s an increasingly familiar pattern to leading personal-care manufacturers’ benzene troubles in the states: Independent testing lab Valisure flags their product(s) as contaminated with the carcinogen; class actions file in federal courts; and, frequently, recalls are undertaken “out of an abundance of caution.”
Doubts about Coty’s “viability” have melted away with the return to growth of its Consumer Beauty division and momentum in its burgeoning skin-care and prestige cosmetics businesses. Coty now aims to beat the market with 6% to 8% compound annual revenue growth from fiscal 2022 through 2025.
The Environmental Protection Agency does not have the jurisdiction to grant William D. Bush’s request, even if the petitioner had specified the “chemical mixtures” he wants banned or provided the level of data required to initiate proceedings under the Toxic Substances Control Act.
The special purpose acquisition company, led by a former group president at L’Oreal, seeks to build a “global best-in-class beauty and wellness multi-brand platform,” starting with dermo-cosmetics line Obagi and Milk Makeup, a cult favorite among Gen Zers.