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Lauren Nardella

Lauren Nardella has been with The Rose Sheet for six years, covering the regulation, business, science and policy of the cosmetics and personal-care products industries. She enjoys tackling complex issues impacting the cosmetics world and turning them into stories that help The Rose Sheet’s readership stay abreast of current topics. Nardella has more than a decade of experience in journalism, and was previously a business reporter for various daily newspapers. She lives in Northern Virginia.
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CVS Reformulating Own-Brand Sunscreens Without Alleged Coral Killers

“CVS Pharmacy is highly attuned to our customers’ evolving needs and their desire for products that are more sustainable while still being efficacious,” says CVS Health’s George Coleman, senior vice president of merchandising. The retailer is committed to eliminating oxybenzone and octinoxate from CVS-branded sunscreens with SPFs less than 50 by the end of 2020.

Retail Business Strategies

Industry Braces For Holiday Tariff Impacts As US-China Trade War Continues

“With some products facing tariffs as high as 30%, many businesses will have no choice but to pass along those costs to consumers,” an industry coalition called Americans for Free Trade asserted in an August letter to President Donald Trump in response to proposed escalations of tariffs on Chinese goods. “Price increases will likely hit shoppers just as they are making their holiday purchases,” the group noted.

United States China

California Eyeing ‘Monumental’ Change To How Cosmetic Products Are Classified For VOC Controls

Currently, representations on product labels dictate the levels of VOC content they are permitted to contain under the California Air Resources Board’s consumer products regulations. In its drive to tighten VOC limits, the agency is considering a change that would make online statements additional controlling factors for VOC categorization, one of several moves the personal-care industry aims to discourage.

State News Regulation

Beauty Industry Working With California Air Board To Inform VOC Regulatory Updates

Personal Care Products Council exec Tom Myers says it’s crucial that industry be involved now, ahead of proposed rulemaking expected from California’s “clean air agency” in 2020, to inform the Air Resources Board about reformulation challenges and opportunities to reduce levels of volatile organic compounds in line with state goals.

US States Beauty

Top Retailers Driving Chemical Policy Adherence With ‘Clean Beauty’ Seals

What exactly is “clean beauty”? At Target and Sephora, it means phasing out many traditional preservatives, among other commonly used but “unwanted” ingredients, and getting prominent placement and the retailers’ “Clean” stamps of approval in return.

Beauty Retail

US And California Authorities Have 1,4-Dioxane Under Review; Ripple Effects Possible, Attorney Says

Potentially present at trace levels in personal-care products manufactured with ethoxylated materials, 1,4-dioxane is getting regulatory looks from multiple angles at the US state and federal levels. Chemicals law expert Lynn Bergeson of Bergeson & Campbell discusses potential implications for cosmetics industry players.

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