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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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CIR Experts Close Book (For Now) On Parabens: Safe Individually Or At Sum Concentration Of ≤0.8%

NGO Women’s Voices for the Earth supports the 0.8% limit on total parabens content adopted by the Cosmetic Ingredient Review Expert Panel at its 16-17 September meeting. WVE remains concerned, however, about certain assumptions made by the panel in the lengthy re-review process that led to its final amended report.

Beauty Cosmetic Ingredients

NSF International Launches Hemp/CBD Testing Services

The Ann Arbor, MI-based testing and certification organization currently can analyze hemp-derived products for 12 cannabinoids, including THC, THCA, CBD and CBG, as well as impurities and harmful microbes, and certify offerings to USDA organic standards, among other services announced 18 September. NSF Director of Applied Research Jesse Miller discusses.

Beauty Wellness

California Safer Products Reg Produces Mixed Bag Of First-Time Alternative Analysis Findings

The California DTSC has issued a notice of deficiency for the first preliminary alternatives analysis report submitted under the Safer Consumer Products regulation. That report does identify a possible replacement for methylene chloride use in paint strippers, in contrast to an abridged AA report from makers of spray polyurethane foams that claims there is no viable alternative for unreacted methylene diphenyl diisocyanates.

Beauty Regulation

FTC Scores Preliminary Injunction Against ‘Free Trial’ Scam, Another Case That Could Test Agency Authorities

The US Federal Trade Commission’s authority to secure permanent injunctions against defendants and obtain penalties for misconduct under FTC Act consumer protection provisions has taken hits in federal appeals courts of late. But for now, it is business as usual for the FTC in California federal court where it just won a preliminary injunction against alleged beauty and dietary supplement “free trial” fraudsters.

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Eldest Kardashian Sis Launching CBD Serum With Hora Skincare

Kourtney of the “Keeping Up With” clan has partnered with Hora Skincare to launch Hyaluronic Halo + CBD Serum. Announced 6 September, the $50 product will be available exclusively through Kardashian’s Poosh lifestyle platform.

Beauty Business Strategies

P&G Sitting Pretty Three Years After Beauty Brand Purge

Procter & Gamble has entered a new growth phase that leadership says validates its portfolio rationalization choices. The firm’s Beauty business, lighter by more than 40 brands that went to Coty in October 2016, achieved 4% organic growth in fiscal 2019. CEO David Taylor offered perspective on this "disrupted" P&G at the Barclays Global Consumer Staples Conference.

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