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The Rose Sheet  
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   ISSN (Print) 1530-1222
   Published by Informa plc Homepage  [13 journals]
  • California OEHHA Releases Proposed Rule To Amend Prop 65 Regulation
    • Abstract: California EPA department’s draft rule clarifies manufacturer and retailer responsibilities under Prop 65, addresses warnings provided in electronic retail settings and proposes that specific chemicals of concern – including phthalates – be identified in the text of warnings. The proposed rule follows stakeholder workshops and comments on a pre-regulation issued in 2014.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 17:35:03 -050
  • California ARB Survey Raises Questions On Confidentiality, Future Regs
    • Abstract: Industry has concerns about the confidentiality of submissions to the California Air Resources Board under an expanded product survey, as well as the survey’s potential impact on future regulations in the state. Firms that sold personal-care products in California in 2013 must provide sales and formulation data to the state by March 2, though CARB may prove flexible about deadlines in some cases.
      PubDate: Fri, 23 Jan 2015 08:55:01 -050
  • P&G Sues ShaveLogic, Ex-Gillette Employees
           For Alleged IP Violations
    • Abstract: Firm’s complaint, filed in Suffolk Superior Court in Boston, claims four former Gillette employees used and disclosed confidential information and trade secrets to Dallas-based startup ShaveLogic, where they now work. ShaveLogic says the allegations amount to baseless “bullying tactics.”
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:40:09 -050
  • iPhone-Connected OKU ‘Sees Below Skin’s
           Surface’ To Assess Health
    • Abstract: Touted as a “personal skin coach,” the new OKU device launching soon from mySkin Inc. connects to iPhones and scans users’ skin to analyze its needs, offering recommendations for improvement.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:40:02 -050
  • Show Me The Money: Salaries, Red Tape Challenge FDA Recruiting
    • Abstract: FDA’s drug center continues to operate with a staffing shortage at a time of tremendous pressure to implement new authorities, with Director Janet Woodcock scrambling to find senior managers to lead top initiatives. Direct hiring authority has helped but doesn’t fully address FDA’s recruiting challenges: too much red tape and too little money.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:35:09 -050
  • J&J Cites Neutrogena Among 20 Product
           Launches Planned For 2015
    • Abstract: CEO Alex Gorsky says “20 key product launches” are targeted for 2015, including extensions of the Neutrogena Hydro Boost skin-care and Listerine Healthy White mouthwash lines. Skin care propelled U.S. growth of 2.5% in J&J’s consumer-health business during the fourth quarter, the firm reported.
      PubDate: Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:35:01 -050
  • ASA: YSL’s Black Opium Fragrance Ads Do Not
           ‘Glamorize’ Drug Use
    • Abstract: U.K. advertising watchdog group agrees with L’Oreal and its Yves Saint Laurent division that ads for Black Opium fragrance do not simulate drug use or trivialize addiction, but instead tell the story of a woman who is relieved to track down and be reunited with an important piece of her identity – her perfume.
      PubDate: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 17:45:02 -050
  • Unilever Innovating For Long-Term Growth, On Lookout For Acquisitions
    • Abstract: Challenging global market conditions weighed on Unilever’s fiscal 2014 results, but underlying sales grew 2.9% for the year, the firm reports. Impactful innovation, cost containment and M&A activity are key elements of the firm’s long-term growth plan in an economic climate not likely to improve appreciably any time soon.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:45:00 -050
  • Kao Is ‘Best Fit’ For P&G’s Rumored
           Wella Divestiture – Euromonitor
    • Abstract: If reports prove true and Wella hair care is the next brand on P&G’s chopping block, Kao would have much to gain from the acquisition while posing minimal competitive risk to P&G, Euromonitor analyst Oru Mohiuddin observes. The business could sell for upwards of $7 billion, sources told Reuters in December.
      PubDate: Tue, 20 Jan 2015 15:35:00 -050
  • Weekly Trademark Review Jan 13, 2015
    • 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, 19 Jan 2015 00:01:34 -050
  • In Brief: Men’s Grooming In Africa; Beiersdorf Reports FY 2014; More
    • Abstract: Market research firms identify men’s grooming in Africa and specialized facial skin-care offerings as opportunities for personal-care firms. More news in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 19 Jan 2015 00:00:32 -050
  • EC Scientific Committee To Reconsider Preservative MI Use In Cosmetics
    • Abstract: New data from trade association Cosmetics Europe has prompted the EC’s Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety to take another look at the safety of methylisothiazolinone when used in rinse-off products and leave-on hair products. Previously, the committee’s assessment of the preservative found that there was no safe concentration when used in leave-on cosmetic products.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 20:35:01 -050
  • ID’ing Endocrine Disruptors Without Animal Tests ‘Extremely
           Difficult’ – SCCS
    • Abstract: The Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety has issued a memorandum providing its views on endocrine disruptors as the European Commission works to develop criteria for their identification. SCCS notes that the cosmetics industry will face challenges in evaluating potential EDs without animal testing.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:15:09 -050
  • ‘Smart Science’: Industry Champions In Silico Data In
           Ingredient Safety Assessments
    • Abstract: The cosmetics industry is looking to build confidence in computational models for assessing the safety of cosmetic ingredients, and hopes that data generated from in silico methods will be incorporated more readily in safety assessments moving forward. Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel members showed varying levels of confidence in computational models and their role in ingredient assessments at the group’s December meeting.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:15:06 -050
  • CIR Experts Grapple With Computer-Based Ingredient Safety Predictions
    • Abstract: At the December meeting of the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel, panelists expressed reservations about relying on data from predictive in silico models in assessing the safety of PEGs cocamine. Panel members appreciated the usefulness of computational modeling and analyses, but the extent to which they can be relied upon – and how and when they should be used to inform a safety decision within the CIR context – are questions that warrant further discussion, they suggested.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 18:05:00 -050
  • J&J Will Cut ‘Slack’ From Packaging To Settle
           California Litigation
    • Abstract: J&J has agreed to repackage beauty and health products across its portfolio within two years to remove excess packaging that district attorneys in California claimed was deceptive in a complaint filed in Fresno superior court. A Dec. 18 settlement agreement also requires the marketer of Neutrogena, Aveeno and Johnson’s products to pay a half-million-dollar fine.
      PubDate: Thu, 15 Jan 2015 10:10:02 -050
  • TTIP Trade-Agreement Docs Publish; Cosmetics Negotiations Still Ahead
    • Abstract: The EC adds a factsheet to a previously released position paper on cosmetics issues being negotiated under the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership. The absence of proposed legal text suggests that considerable ground still must be covered, including how the U.S. and EU will address banned cosmetics substances, a sticking point in negotiations to date.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:45:02 -050
  • Helen Of Troy Making Moves Across Brands To ‘Stabilize’
           Personal Care
    • Abstract: Firm launches new SKUs under its Pert Plus, Brut, Sure and Infusium23 brands as it seeks to stabilize its personal-care business, which has experienced declines for three consecutive quarters in fiscal 2015. Longer-term innovations and improvements in the firm’s struggling appliances segment should help return the division to growth, leadership suggests.
      PubDate: Tue, 13 Jan 2015 16:15:01 -050
  • Deadline Looms For Personal-Care Reporting To Calif. Air Resources Board
    • Abstract: Firms that sold personal-care products in California in 2013 must provide sales and formulation data to the state by March 2 as part of a California Air Resources Board survey. While the intent of the survey is to gather information on volatile organic compounds, all personal-care products now are subject to the reporting requirements, regardless of VOC emissions.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:41 -050
  • New Products In Brief
    • Abstract: MopTop’s new Clarifying Rescue Treatment “resets” hair; L’Oreal/Nestle joint venture Galderma introduces Benzac Acne Solutions. More new products in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:36 -050
  • In Brief: Vermont Microbeads Bill, Juice Beauty Recall, Animal Testing In
    • Abstract: Legislation introduced in Vermont proposes bans on microbeads in personal care and OTC drug products; Juice Beauty recalls lots of Illuminating Eye Color due to bacterial contamination. More news in brief.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:29 -050
  • Sunscreen TEA Guidance In FDA 2015 Publishing Plan
    • Abstract: The majority of the guidances FDA’s drug center plans to publish in 2015 are for prescription drug development and manufacturing, while regulatory expectations for sunscreen ingredient submissions under the OTC drug monograph system account for most of the planned OTC-relevant guidances.
      PubDate: Mon, 12 Jan 2015 00:00:19 -050
  • Industry Groups Seek Meeting With FDA On Antibacterial Ingredient Studies
    • Abstract: The Personal Care Products Council and American Cleaning Institute say industry is undertaking studies on benzethonium and benzalkonium chloride in consumer antimicrobial wash products, but seek input from FDA on study designs and an extended timeframe for their completion. The agency’s commitment to publish a final monograph regarding triclosan use by September 2016, per a late 2013 consent decree, should not have bearing on the GRASE status of other antibacterial ingredients or industry’s efforts to provide data supporting their safe and efficacious use, the groups say.
      PubDate: Thu, 08 Jan 2015 17:20:02 -050
  • ACSH’s ‘Top 10 Health Scares’ Include Phthalates Again,
    • Abstract: Nonprofit focused on restoring “science and common sense” to personal and public health decisions unveiled its top-10 list of unfounded health scares in December, citing media reports concerning phthalates for the fifth year in a row, as well as fear mongering around formaldehyde in personal-care products.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 17:10:02 -050
  • ASA Clamps Down On Enamel-Regeneration Claim For Unilever Toothpaste
    • Abstract: U.K. advertising self-regulatory authority recommends that Unilever discontinue claims suggesting that its REGERATE toothpaste triggers tooth-enamel replacement via normal biological processes. Firm’s claims should more closely reflect study outcomes in which REGENERATE remineralized and restored the micro-hardness of tooth enamel, according to ASA’s Dec. 24 adjudication report.
      PubDate: Wed, 07 Jan 2015 13:15:00 -050
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