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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.
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Future Use Of Titanium Dioxide In Spray And Powder Cosmetics Hinges On SCCS Review

As of 5 February, the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety is evaluating use of titanium dioxide – now officially classified as a Category 2 carcinogen in the EU – in cosmetic products that can expose consumers by way of inhalation. Without a favorable SCCS opinion, the ingredient’s use in those contexts will be banned under Article 15 of the Cosmetics Regulation.

Europe Regulation

Colgate Was Drawn To Hello Products’ Youthful Lifestyle Branding, And Now It Has A CBD Line

Successfully acquired by Colgate-Palmolive on 31 January, Hello quickly made a statement with the launch of a CBD oral-care range and its first go at lip care, CBD Vegan Lip Balm. Available exclusively through Ulta Beauty, the CBD products have the potential to score well with younger consumers interested in natural ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and, of course, cannabis-based innovations.

Launches Business Strategies

DevaCurl Faces Multiple Class Actions As Latest Brand Linked To Hair Loss

The company maintains that its products are safe, but plaintiffs in proposed class actions allege it has knowingly put consumers at risk of hair loss and other injuries. DevaCurl’s troubles escalated quickly after a former brand ambassador went viral with a 31 January video urging consumers to stop using DevaCurl products and adopt safer alternatives.

Beauty Legal Issues

Unfairly Hit By Influencer Assassins? Now Could Be Your Chance To Engage The FTC

Brands unfairly attacked by powerful influencers could raise the subject with the US Federal Trade Commission, which is asking for comments on its “Endorsement Guides."  

United States Advertising, Marketing & Sales

50 Years Later, FDA And Cosmetics Industry At Odds Again Over Asbestos

The Personal Care Products Council says talc-testing methods in the cosmetics industry must distinguish between carcinogenic asbestos and harmless non-asbestiform minerals, recalling its position against the FDA’s stab at rulemaking in 1973. However, the FDA is now arguing that elongate mineral particles of respirable dimensions are inherently dangerous, regardless of other considerations.

United States FDA

Old Dog, New Tricks: L’Oreal’s Fiscal 2019 Shows Best Growth Since 2007

L’Oreal is not only learning new tricks in today’s digital world but continuing to outpace the competitive pack, with sales up double digits in fiscal 2019 to €29.9bn.

Beauty Sales & Earnings
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