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Get To Know: HealthZone Brings Dietary Ingredient Absorption, Uptake Technologies To US

HealthZone supplements are made with the brand’s proprietary technologies: “Mineral Transporter” for targeted delivery of nutrients to specific parts of the body that need them most, and “Enzymatic Processing” to ensure the supplements can reboot the body to its default healthy state.

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Size Of 23andMe Data Breach Jumps To Nearly 7M

Numbers for genetic testing company’s October data breach much larger than previously reported; company might be trying to shield itself from class action complaints. 

Dr. Teal’s Tucks In Some Melatonin Topical Sleep Claims After P&G Challenge, Keeps Others Awake

PDC Brands declines to provide support for nine challenged claims for Dr. Teal’s line of balms, lotions, oils, soaps, sprays and other topicals. It continues using those after halting use of 25 other similar claims challenged by P&G, marketer of melatonin-containing ZzzQuil.

Unilever Squelches Dr. Squatch Comparative Claims In NAD Forum; Advertiser Can Keep Its 'Sh*t List’

Dr. Squatch was able to substantiate that it uses “no harmful ingredients” as well as certain claims about avoiding a “Sh*t list” of ingredients, but agreed to modify other claims the National Advertising Division deemed falsely disparage competitor products, such as Unilever’s Dove personal-care brand.

Refillable Personal-Care Packaging: Experts Discuss Contamination Risks, Liability, MoCRA Compliance

Personal-care companies navigating a growing patchwork of state recycling laws are exploring refillable packaging options, but there are serious concerns and questions to consider before embarking down this potentially risky path, experts said at IBA’s Supply Chain & Sustainability Conference.

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Size Of 23andMe Data Breach Jumps To Nearly 7M

Numbers for genetic testing company’s October data breach much larger than previously reported; company might be trying to shield itself from class action complaints. 

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 5 December

Personal care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

NPA Complaint For Preemption Argues New York Swings Wildly With Age-Restricted Sales Law

New York law crosses so many federal regulations it would also affect Rx drug sales while allowing consumers to file complaints alleging businesses violate the law, NPA argues in complaint filed in federal court in New York City.

Will Constitution Stop New York's Diet Pill Sales Rule Despite State Age-Restricting DXM OTCs?

NPA argues in complaint that limiting purchases of weight loss and bodybuilding OTC drugs and supplements to consumers 18 and older preempted not only by FD&C Act regulations but also by Commerce Clause of the US Constitution.

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Sustainability

Target’s Up&Up ‘Reef Conscious’ Claims Are False, Says Plaintiff, Citing Leading Snorkeling Website

The big-box retailer again is defending “Reef Conscious Formula” claims on Up&Up sun care, this time in Florida federal court. The company settled a suit in California’s Northern District in April 2023 that similarly alleged that use of avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, and/or octocrylene rendered Up&Up “Reef Conscious” statements false and misleading.

Refillable Personal-Care Packaging: Experts Discuss Contamination Risks, Liability, MoCRA Compliance

Personal-care companies navigating a growing patchwork of state recycling laws are exploring refillable packaging options, but there are serious concerns and questions to consider before embarking down this potentially risky path, experts said at IBA’s Supply Chain & Sustainability Conference.

US State Laws To Address Packaging Waste Are Cosmetics Industry’s Newest Patchwork Problem

Beauty and personal-care companies building a compliance strategy across states should consider starting with California’s SB-54, as it is the “strictest law in place,” experts agreed at the Independent Beauty Association’s recent Supply Chain & Sustainability Conference. They encouraged companies to assess packaging across SKUs and participate in state-level regulatory development processes.

The Replacements: Cosmetic Ingredient Suppliers At Ready With Microplastic Alternatives As EU Ban Unfolds

HBW Insight reached out to suppliers of microplastic alternatives for cosmetics use to discuss their offerings and preparedness for demand surges under phased REACH prohibitions.

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Interviews

Over The Counter 7 Dec 2023: IFRA On Potential Impact Of EU's CLP Revision

In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Aurélie Perrichet, regional director, Europe at the International Fragrance Association. We discussed the implications of planned revisions to the European Commission’s Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) regulation, which may re-categorize biological materials as mixtures, from their current status as substances. Perrichet also speculated how the proposed change could reduce the number of available essential oils and other types of fragrance and flavor materials available. 

Get To Know: ‘Medicine Cabinet Staples’ Manufacturer Kobayashi Healthcare Europe

Manufacturing best-selling items like Kool 'n' Soothe cooling sheet, Cura-Heat heat pack and Hothands hand warmer brands in its own facilities means Kobayashi Healthcare Europe can offer “great quality products without breaking the bank,” explains marketing and regulatory manager Richard Noal.

NAD’s Laura Brett Looks At 2024: ‘Clean Beauty,’ Influencers, Health Claims, Dark Patterns And AI

Brett discusses the BBB National Programs division’s plans for beauty and wellness activities in the new year, the ongoing challenge of getting influencers and brands to disclose material relationships, the FTC’s Health Products Compliance Guidance, and more in a 28 November interview with HBW Insight.

Over The Counter 13 Nov 2023: How OTC Companies Can Respond To Preventative Health Trends, With Simon-Kucher & Partners

In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Simon-Kucher & Partners about the latest trends in preventative consumer health. Partner Christian Rebholz and senior director Lorenzo Eandi explain the findings from the company’s recently published Better Health Report, which reached out to almost 3,000 consumers across the world. We take a deeper dive into Brazil, where consumers are spending more on than average on preventative health, and Germany, where consumers are spending less but are turning to digital tools thanks to government support. We also find out what consumer health companies can do to respond to a growing awareness of mental health, especially among women and the younger generation.

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Recent Stories

‘We Can’t Go Back In Time’: CIR Panel Grapples With Prostaglandins Review Without Animal Test Data

In its safety assessment of two prostaglandin analogues, the Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety determined that certain read-across data from potentially related ingredients were not enough to extrapolate and apply to a prostaglandin review. This and more from the panel's 4-5 December meeting.

Kenvue Shifts North America Lead, Emphasizes Staff ‘Energy’ In Transition From J&J Ownership

CEO Thibaut Mongon says Kenvue’s priorities since separation from J&J include “maybe something that was not obvious in the previous world,” when employees “could not relate to how” their work mattered. North America president change comes with skin health and beauty portfolio “not where we want to be.”

US FDA Delivers First Clearance For At-Home Artificial Insemination Kit To Mosie Baby

Start-up Mosie receives FDA clearance for a home insemination kit to help women get pregnant. Kit retails for $129.99.

Taisho To Go Private To Aid 'Dynamic' Restructuring, R&D Investment

The largest shareholder in major Japanese pharma firm Taisho, the founding Uehara family, intends to smooth the way to the restructuring and expansion of the business by acquiring and delisting all of its stock. The nearly $5bn size of the deal would makes it the biggest management buyout in Japanese corporate history.

Health And Wellness Weekly Trademarks Review: 5 December

Trademarks are registered and published for opposition with the US Patent and Trademark Office and are published weekly in the agency's Official Gazette.

US Wellness Market People News: Better Being, Hapbee, P&G's Align, CRN, Mara Renewables

Private equity partner takes Better Being helm; designer, Real Housewives star Heather Thomson invests in Hapbee; Full House stars talk bloating for P&G’s Align; changes in CRN membership development team lead; and Mara Renewables names CEO.

Size Of 23andMe Data Breach Jumps To Nearly 7M

Numbers for genetic testing company’s October data breach much larger than previously reported; company might be trying to shield itself from class action complaints. 

Over The Counter 7 Dec 2023: IFRA On Potential Impact Of EU's CLP Revision

In this episode, HBW Insight speaks to Aurélie Perrichet, regional director, Europe at the International Fragrance Association. We discussed the implications of planned revisions to the European Commission’s Classification, Labeling and Packaging (CLP) regulation, which may re-categorize biological materials as mixtures, from their current status as substances. Perrichet also speculated how the proposed change could reduce the number of available essential oils and other types of fragrance and flavor materials available. 

Robust Cough & Cold Demand Helps Lift Recordati's OTC sales

Italy's Recordati posts OTC sales up by more than a tenth in the opening nine months of 2023 on the back of higher demand for cough and cold products and probiotic supplements.

Cosmetic And Personal Care Weekly Trademarks Review: 5 December

Personal care and cosmetic product trademark filings compiled from the Official Gazette of the US Patent and Trademark Office, Class 3.

Dr. Teal’s Tucks In Some Melatonin Topical Sleep Claims After P&G Challenge, Keeps Others Awake

PDC Brands declines to provide support for nine challenged claims for Dr. Teal’s line of balms, lotions, oils, soaps, sprays and other topicals. It continues using those after halting use of 25 other similar claims challenged by P&G, marketer of melatonin-containing ZzzQuil.

Unilever Squelches Dr. Squatch Comparative Claims In NAD Forum; Advertiser Can Keep Its 'Sh*t List’

Dr. Squatch was able to substantiate that it uses “no harmful ingredients” as well as certain claims about avoiding a “Sh*t list” of ingredients, but agreed to modify other claims the National Advertising Division deemed falsely disparage competitor products, such as Unilever’s Dove personal-care brand.

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