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FTC ‘Organic’ Guidance Could Help To Curtail Litigation; Comments On 'Green Guides' Update Due 24 April
The US Federal Trade Commission is accepting comments through 24 April on potential updates to its Guides for the Use of Environmental Marketing Claims, aka “Green Guides,” including on whether it should address “organic” product advertising. Angela Diesch, a partner at law firm Amin Talati Wasserman, discusses.
Revlon Sees Light Through Bankruptcy Tunnel, Expects to Emerge In April
New York-based Revlon, Inc. expects to emerge from Chapter 11 bankruptcy after a 3 April meeting with the Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of New York. The firm says it has settled with a group of unsecured creditors and agreed to financial restructuring that should reduce total debt burden by about $2.7bn.
NAD: Advertisers Must Substantiate Unpaid, Third-Party Claims Once They Link To Or Disseminate Them
Texas-based hair care marketer Routine Wellness must substantiate an unpaid, third-party lifestyle blog’s review claiming the brand’s product is among the ‘5 best shampoos for women with thin hair’ because it linked to the review from its own social media pages, says the National Advertising Division in a review published 2 March.
Ulta: Beauty Market’s ‘Unprecedented’ Growth Reflects New Trends, Not Just Pandemic Rebound
Growth over the last two years reflects new market dynamics and a growing connection between beauty and wellness, in addition to a return to sales following pandemic-related shutdowns, Ulta Beauty leaders said in a fourth-quarter sales and earnings presentation.
Getting A Jump On MoCRA Compliance; Due Diligence Now Will Lighten Load, Risks Later
Cosmetics companies should not sit idly waiting for FDA to clarify new requirements under the Modernization of Cosmetic Regulations Act, speakers agreed at the Independent Beauty Association’s 2023 Technical/Regulatory Forum. Companies should be reviewing products, people and processes, including those of contract manufacturers, to get ahead of the curve.
Testing Lab Advises Allergic To Check Cosmetic Product Labels For Common Food Ingredients
Sesame, milk, sunflower and apricot are among the most common food ingredients found in cosmetic products, posing potential risks to those with allergies, YorkTest suggests.