HBW Insight is part of Pharma Intelligence UK Limited

This site is operated by Pharma Intelligence UK Limited, a company registered in England and Wales with company number 13787459 whose registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. The Pharma Intelligence group is owned by Caerus Topco S.à r.l. and all copyright resides with the group.

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use. For high-quality copies or electronic reprints for distribution to colleagues or customers, please call +44 (0) 20 3377 3183

Printed By


Cosmetics Legislation Misses 2016 Window, But Is Real Industry Opportunity Now?

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The offices of cosmetic bill sponsors in the last Congress say the Personal Care Products Safety Act and the considerably more industry-friendly Cosmetics Modernization Amendments proposal will both be reintroduced this year. The latter’s relaunch may be imminent, and the stage could be set for it – or at least some of its pro-business provisions – to earn a more serious look in the new Congress.

You may also be interested in...

EWG: FDA Should Raise Bar On Lead In Cosmetics; Innovation Will Follow

The NGO – and Gwyneth Paltrow – are rallying consumer support for a stronger FDA position on contaminant lead in cosmetics. The group is confident that innovation enabling lead-free lipsticks and other color cosmetics would follow an outright regulatory ban, but that optimism may not accord with reality.

House Cosmetics Bill Reintroduced; ICMAD Optimistic In New Political Climate

With President-Elect Trump headed for the Oval Office and the GOP controlling both houses of Congress, the small-business trade group believes Republican Congressman Pete Sessions’ Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act could get a more earnest look this year. Reintroduced today, the bill proposes comprehensive federal preemption to ensure national uniformity in cosmetic regulations.

Could Cosmetic Modernization Bill Jumpstart Anti-Aging Skin Care?

The Cosmetic Modernization Amendments of 2015, which could be relaunching imminently, had no shortage of industry-friendly provisions, but one proposal could be of particular interest to anti-aging skin-care marketers faced with slumping consumer demand – revision of the “cosmetic” definition under federal law to allow for limited structure/function claims.

Related Content


Latest Headlines
See All



Ask The Analyst

Ask the Analyst is free for subscribers.  Submit your question and one of our analysts will be in touch.

Your question has been successfully sent to the email address below and we will get back as soon as possible. my@email.address.

All fields are required.

Please make sure all fields are completed.

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please make sure you have filled out all fields

Please enter a valid e-mail address

Please enter a valid Phone Number

Ask your question to our analysts