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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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CIR Expert Panel Rebranded Ahead Of June Virtual Meeting

The renamed Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety has its own website now, which includes the conflict of interest statement its members are expected to sign. The panel will meet virtually 8-9 June to consider a raft of ingredient reports in various stages of development at Cosmetic Ingredient Review.

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J&J’s Baby Powder Announcement Renews NGO Calls For Industry, FDA To End Use Of Talc In Cosmetics

The Environmental Working Group and US PIRG suggest that beauty and personal-care firms should avoid using talc in loose powders, if not all cosmetic products, and that the US FDA should consider banning the ingredient due to the potential for asbestos contamination, among other concerns.

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CARB Proposal To Sunset Fragrance Exemption Adds To Industry Gloom As VOC Update Takes Shape

Nixing the current exemption for VOCs in fragrance up to 2% in consumer products could prevent manufacturers from meeting VOC limits in California, considerably alter product formulations and efficacy, or remove products from California’s market altogether, the Fragrance Creators Association says.

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IFRA Chair Looks Forward To Post-COVID-19 ‘Revival Of Reason’

IFRA’s new chairman Hans Holger Gliewe says one possible positive outcome of the COVID-19 pandemic could be that consumers go on putting a premium on scientific expertise after months of reliance on health experts’ advice. The public’s changed perspective could help drive science-based regulatory decision making, a caused long championed by the fragrance and beauty product industries.

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Fragrance Community Pushes For Tariff Relief In Name Of COVID19 Fight

Fragrance industry advocates say 10% to 15% of raw materials used in fragrance come from China, many subject to tariffs imposed in the US-China trade war. The COVID-19 pandemic highlights the need for tariff relief, as fragrance plays a vital role in germ-killing and personal hygiene products in high demand, commenters tell the USTR.

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'A Black Swan Event’: Perspectives On COVID-19 Pressures On Beauty, Personal Care And Beyond

Cosmetics and personal-care manufacturers are certainly not alone in facing unprecedented challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic. Manufacturers today are uniquely vulnerable to supply chain breakdowns, and the current crisis is a perfect storm for impacts to come and already here.

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