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Ryan Nelson

Executive Editor

Washington, D.C.
Ryan Nelson is managing editor of Informa’s Rose Sheet and the head of its cosmetics content channel, with particular expertise in evolving regulatory and legal issues. He’s been covering FDA-regulated industries for going on 15 years, previously reporting for the Gray Sheet (now Medtech Insight) where he handled beats including Capitol Hill and Emerging Technology. He began his career teaching English Literature to 9th grade boys at a private boarding school in Chattanooga, Tennessee, a role he misses only occasionally. Ryan is based in Informa’s Washington, D.C. office.

Latest From Ryan Nelson

European SEAC Opinion Unchanged: Microplastics Must Be Out Of All Cosmetics Within Six Years

The final opinion of ECHA’s Socio-Economic Analysis Committee, published on 1 March, is largely unchanged from its July 2020 draft opinion with regard to microplastic in cosmetic products. That means industry may have to convince EU member state authorities that the restriction proposal has a serious proportionality problem.

Europe Regulation

Pro Beauty Association Opposing Fast-Tracked Bill To Deregulate Licensing In West Virginia

House Bill 2325, on a fast track in West Virginia, would bar the state’s Board of Barbers and Cosmetologists from regulating unlicensed individuals’ use or application of “generally available” cosmetic products for paying clients. PGA’s government affairs team provides detail.

US States Legislation

‘The Dark Side’ Of Green Packaging: Cosmetics Technical Expert On Challenges And Potential Risks

Presenting at the Independent Beauty Association’s Cosmetic Technical/Regulatory Forum, Product Integrity Laboratory’s Howard Baker dug into the less-discussed aspects of green packaging that “could damage your brand’s reputation, cause regulatory and legal problems, and severely harm the economics of your business.”

Beauty Sustainability

CIR ‘Watchdog’ Women’s Voices For The Earth To Remain On Guard In 2021

NGO says the Expert Panel for Cosmetic Ingredient Safety’s conclusion on methylisothiazolinone in 2020 was among decisions “not in the interest of public health.” However, other assessments highlighted by the group suggest that the Cosmetic Ingredient Review is working as an open forum for public input and discussion.

NGO Action Cosmetic Ingredients

Estee Lauder Companies To Make ‘Abnormal Beauty’ Its Own

The beauty titan will increase its stake in DECIEM to 76% in a deal valuating The Ordinary skin-care owner at $2.2bn. Remaining interests will be acquired after three years, according to the announcement.

Cosmetics M & A

L’Oreal Says Makeup Will Be Back, But ‘Health Is The Future Of Beauty’

Dermocosmetics was L’Oreal’s biggest growth story in 2020, benefiting from shifting consumer priorities during the COVID crisis and reinvigorated faith in the recommendations of healthcare professionals. Makeup sales tanked, but that could well reverse with the advent of another Roaring Twenties post-pandemic, L’Oreal leadership suggests.

Beauty Sales & Earnings
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