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Ryan Nelson

Executive Editor

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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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.

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Microplastic Will Gauge EU’s Green Tenacity As Cosmetics Regulatory Revision Looms

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.

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P&G Recalls Secret, Old Spice Sprays For Benzene Contamination As Class Actions Mount Around US

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.”

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Coty’s FY 2023 Will Be ‘Year Of Skin Care’; Reinstated ‘Powerhouse’ Says Growth Engines Are Fired

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.

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US EPA Should Eliminate ‘Hazardous’ Chemicals In Cosmetics? Petition Denied

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.

United States Cosmetic Ingredients

Beauty-Focused SPAC Waldencast Announces $1.2Bn Combination With Obagi, Milk Makeup

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.

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