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The Rose Sheet
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     ISSN (Print) 1530-1222
     Published by Informa plc Homepage  [13 journals]
  • Aussie Regulator ID’s Underpreserved Cosmetics As Adverse-Event
    • Abstract: Australia’s Competition and Consumer Commission says that 30% of all consumer product injury reports it received in the past year were associated with cosmetics, which it partially attributes to inadequate product preservation. In addition to promoting good manufacturing practices, the ACCC will be surveying cosmetic product labeling on a continuing basis.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:44 -040
  • People News In Brief
    • Abstract: Lauder names a new head of global philanthropy and corporate citizenship; the National Advertising Review Board’s chairman retires. More people news in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:38 -040
  • J&J Consumer Sales Slip Even As Recalled Brands, Seasonal Items
           Reach Stores
    • Abstract: J&J reports worldwide consumer sales dipped 0.6% to $3.6 billion despite retailers buying more upper respiratory and analgesic products to prepare for the cough and cold season. But in key OTC categories the firm is regaining market share it lost when its iconic brands were temporarily not available.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:14 -040
  • U.K. Advertising Authority OKs Palmer’s Stretch
           Mark, Dove Soap Spots
    • Abstract: Challengers refer claims for Palmer’s Skin Therapy Oil and Unilever’s Dove soap offerings to the Advertising Standards Authority, the latter brand’s TV advertising undergoing review in the United Kingdom for the second time in one year.
      PubDate: Mon, 27 Oct 2014 00:00:02 -040
  • P&G’s Streamlining “Not A Fire Sale” But
           Response To Changing Market – Lafley
    • Abstract: Attendees of P&G’s annual shareholders meeting in Cincinnati sought insight into the firm’s plan to divest up to half of its brands over the next two years, with CEO A.G. Lafley maintaining the soundness of the strategy in terms of focusing the company and reducing costs.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:10:09 -040
  • P&G Unveils Major Divestiture: Batteries Not Included In
           Firm’s Future
    • Abstract: Firm’s announcement that it will split off or otherwise divest Duracell raises the question if other billion-dollar brands could follow. Separately, the firm confirms that Melanie Healey, North America head of operations – previously seen as a potential candidate to succeed current CEO A.G.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 17:10:03 -040
  • Powder/Liquid Delivery Twist: A Consumer-Health Market
    • Abstract: Exclusive online-only content>>>Amerigo Labs is making the New Shaker delivery device – backed by 25 years of market experience in Europe – available in the U.S. as a potentially game-changing technology for manufacturers of drugs, dietary supplements, energy drinks, food and personal-care products. For nutricosmetics firms that market ingestible powder-based products, the packaging innovation could help differentiate offerings from competitors’ products.
      PubDate: Fri, 24 Oct 2014 16:05:13 -040
  • L’Oreal To Enrich Its Multicultural Offering As Parent To
           Carol’s Daughter
    • Abstract: Firm says the acquisition of natural-positioned hair- and skin-care marketer Carol’s Daughter will enhance its multicultural beauty portfolio, which currently includes SoftSheen-Carson at the mass level as well as salon brand Mizani. The announcement was met with a mixed reaction from the brand’s fans, with some welcoming the news and others concerned that product quality will be compromised.
      PubDate: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 17:40:00 -040
  • Specialty-Diet Communities Eating Up “Farm-To-Face” Beauty
    • Abstract: At the recent Natural Products Expo East, Carlotta Mast, executive director of content and insights at New Hope Natural Media, highlighted the “farm-to-face” trend of food ingredients migrating to personal-care and beauty categories. Featuring selected food ingredients in beauty can appeal to specialty-lifestyle communities, she suggested, citing followers of vegan, gluten-free and paleo diets as potential targets.
      PubDate: Wed, 22 Oct 2014 14:45:00 -040
  • In Brief: India Animal Test Ban; Lauder Acquires Le Labo; More
    • Abstract: India bans imported cosmetics tested on animals, firms continue to settle in a Prop 65 suit concerning respirable TiO2 use; Lauder acquires fragrance and sensory lifestyle brand Le Labo. News in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:50 -040
  • ECHA Launches REACH 2018 Web Portal For Low-Tonnage Registrants
    • Abstract: New pages on the European Chemicals Agency’s website are targeted to firms facing registration and reporting requirements under the REACH program’s May 31, 2018 deadline. Addressing seven “phases” of registration, the REACH 2018 portal provides information and tips to manufacturers and importers of chemicals in volumes less than 100 tons, who should begin compiling their dossiers now, the agency says.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:39 -040
  • Weekly Trademark Review Oct 14, 2014
    • Abstract: Class 3 (Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps) compiled by “The Rose Sheet” from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Product Name Trademark No./ Serial No. Company Filed Date Published Class Nos.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:34 -040
  • New Products In Brief
    • Abstract: Customized My Daily Dose Serum and other offerings from Japanese firm Skin Inc launch stateside; Rihanna introduces fragrance for men, and Brit boy band One Direction teams with Markwins on a makeup collection. More new products in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 20 Oct 2014 00:00:10 -040
  • Philosophy To Defend Time in a
    Claims With NARB Appeal
    • Abstract: NAD recommends discontinuation of numerous claims, many on product packaging, for the Coty brand’s Time in a Bottle Age-Defying Serum, citing flaws in the advertiser’s six-month, blinded clinical study. Philosophy will appeal to the National Advertising Review Board, arguing that “left uncorrected, the NAD’s decision would … disincentivize manufacturers from conducting similar comprehensive studies.”
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 13:00:06 -040
  • Western Beauty Firms Feel Squeeze Of U.S.-Russia Trade Tensions
    • Abstract: P&G, L’Oreal and Unilever, the top three firms in Russia’s beauty market, face a bleak economic outlook in the country and the prospect that counter-sanctions from Moscow targeting food products could be extended to personal care, a Euromonitor analyst notes in an Oct. 3 blog post.
      PubDate: Thu, 16 Oct 2014 12:55:02 -040
  • NAD Advises Native-Advertising Disclosure Until FTC Guidance Emerges
    • Abstract: Online advertising designed to blend in with the platform on which it appears is on the rise, with the potential to mislead consumers into believing they are consuming news or editorial content. Firms employing native advertising or sponsored-content marketing would be wise to disclose their affiliation with external websites or links until FTC releases guidance on the topic, attorneys and NAD staffers say.
      PubDate: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 12:10:00 -040
  • CSC Seeks Seat At Table In Industry Sustainability Discussions
    • Abstract: The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics applauds efforts behind Forum for the Future’s recent Beauty and Personal Care Products Sustainability Summit, but says the exclusion of NGOs from the conversation is “a bit of a sore spot.”
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 16:00:02 -040
  • New Jersey Microbeads Bill Advances With Aggressive Phase-Out Timeline
    • Abstract: Production and sale of microbead-containing cosmetics would be outlawed at the start of calendar years 2015 and 2018, respectively, under New Jersey’s bill, which passed the state’s general assembly at the end of September. The proposed timeline is considerably more aggressive than that in Illinois’ ban, which became law in June with industry’s support.
      PubDate: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 09:55:00 -040
  • In Brief
    • Abstract: The Personal Care Products Council responds to the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics’ “Cosmetics Without Cancer” initiative; Coty’s CEO resigns; Avon redesigns its website for an enhanced sales-representative experience. More news in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:49 -040
  • P&G, Unilever Sued For Deception Via Deodorant Packaging
    • Abstract: Firms have no lawful justification for the nonfunctional slack fill in their deodorant packaging, which serves to mislead consumers into paying premium prices, according to class-action complaints filed in September in New York district courts.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:21 -040
  • Weekly Trademark Review Oct 7, 2014
    • Abstract: Class 3 (Cosmetics and Cleaning Preps) compiled by “The Rose Sheet” from Official Gazette of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Product Name Trademark No./ Serial No. Company Filed Date Published Class Nos.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:14 -040
  • Walgreens Faces Prop 65 Suit For TCA In Skin-Peel Product
    • Abstract: Center for Environmental Health claims that trichloroacetic acid-containing Perfect Image, MedPeel and Peel Rx skin-peel products expose consumers to “more than the lifetime cancer limit for TCA with each use.” For failing to warn consumers under California’s Prop 65 law, the Walgreen Company and four other firms linked to the products must mount a legal defense or settle with the NGO.
      PubDate: Mon, 13 Oct 2014 00:00:07 -040
  • Are Beauty Ads Held To Unique Standards' NARB Ruling Spurs Debate
    • Abstract: At the National Advertising Division’s Annual Conference, NAD staffers, FTC officials and attorneys discussed whether beauty ads are regulated differently from advertising in other industries. L’Oreal’s successful appeal of a recent NAD decision regarding the use of lash inserts in Maybelline mascara ads could set a new and questionable precedent, according to NAD Director Andrea Levine.
      PubDate: Thu, 09 Oct 2014 14:35:03 -040
  • Firms Should Keep Claim-Substantiation Documents Ready For Review –
    • Abstract: A consent-order requirement that dietary supplement firms Martek and i-Health retain and make available for inspection all supporting documents for claims substantiation should be a best practice for consumer-product firms making health claims, an FTC lawyer suggests. The agency likely will dig deeper into underlying statistical analyses of studies than the peer-review panels of journals.
      PubDate: Wed, 08 Oct 2014 16:35:37 -040
  • Avon Leaves U.S. Direct Selling Association, Cites Code-Of-Ethics
    • Abstract: In a letter to its direct-selling colleagues, Avon outlines components of its direct-selling policy that it claims provide better protections to sales representatives than U.S. DSA’s Code of Ethics, which needs updating, the firm says.
      PubDate: Tue, 07 Oct 2014 17:25:02 -040
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