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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.
FDA’s Bumpus Will Be Principal Deputy Commissioner; Cosmetics Industry Reacts With Congratulations, Questions
Chief scientist Namandjé Bumpus will replace Janet Woodcock as principal deputy commissioner at the US FDA when the latter steps down in early 2024. The Personal Care Products Council says Bumpus will continue to lead MoCRA implementation efforts while a new chief scientist is sought, but those and other details remain fuzzy.
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.
Experts at the Independent Beauty Association’s Supply Chain & Sustainability Conference discussed the personal-care industry’s preservatives crisis and how industry is responding to Washington State’s coming ban on cosmetics products containing formaldehyde releasers.
The global beauty ingredient supply chain is functioning again after pandemic-related lockdowns and other disruptions, but companies are having to contend with regional challenges, geopolitical turmoil and the impacts of climate change, supply and distribution experts said at the IBA Supply Chain and Sustainability Summit.