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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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Cruelty-free Cosmetics Legislation Gains Momentum In North America

Proposed cruelty-free legislation under consideration in Canada’s House of Commons likely will die on the order paper, but animal-welfare advocates are encouraged by strong parliamentary support shown to the bill. In the US, Nevada recently became the second state after California to ban the sale of animal-tested cosmetics beginning Jan. 1, 2020, and Illinois is next in line.

Beauty Legislation

CIR Expert Panel’s 151st Meeting Marked By High Preservatives Content

Parabens, polyaminopropyl biguanide, imidazolidinyl urea and combination methylisothiazolinone/methylchloroisothiazolinone (MI/MCI) all came under scrutiny at the CIR Expert Panel’s June 6-7 meeting. HBW Insight discusses the mixed results and provides a full table of panel findings.

Beauty Cosmetic Ingredients

China May Dispense With Animal-Test Requirements For Imported Non-Special-Use Cosmetics

Reportedly, there would be stipulations for animal-testing waivers, including possession of a Quality Management System certificate, but generally the draft measures should inspire optimism in animal-welfare and industry corners alike.

China Beauty

FDA Solicits Protocol For Assessing Cosmetic Ingredient Aggregate Exposure Risks

According to its May 16 notice, the agency intends to award the contract to NSF International. An FDA spokesperson said NSF already undertook related work for the agency in 2018 and has rendered similar services for the US Environmental Protection Agency.

Beauty Cosmetic Ingredients

CBD Beauty Sprouting Up Left And Right, From Skin Care To Toothpaste And Dirty Grass Perfume

Despite current risks in an uncertain legal environment, the opportunity for CBD-infused cosmetics at a time of rocketing interest in all things cannabis is proving too great for many companies to resist.

Beauty Advertising, Marketing & Sales

Wildflower Rep Before FDA Cannabis Panel: CBD’s Functional Purpose In Beauty Products? Er …

A consultant on behalf of CBD product marketer Wildflower Brands was put on the spot at the agency’s May 31 public hearing when asked what the company views as the functional purpose of CBD in beauty offerings.

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