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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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NGO Highlights ‘Toxic’ Cleaning Product Chemicals Disclosed In California; Next Up, Personal Care

Women’s Voices for the Earth says California’s Cleaning Product Right to Know Act, which influenced similar legislation enacted last year for cosmetic fragrance and flavor ingredients, has revealed toxic substances long hidden from the general public that disproportionately impact marginalized groups.

Legislation Cosmetic Ingredients

California Air Board’s Hair Spray VOC Settlement With Walmart Sends Signal Before Regs Tighten

In addition to paying more than $400,000 in fines, Walmart will educate its online marketplace sellers about the California Air Resources Board’s Consumer Products Regulation, which will subject selected personal-care product categories to more stringent VOC limits in coming years.

State News Regulation

Sun Setting On Attempts To Expand Hawaii Sunscreen Ingredient Ban During 2021

Advocates hoped a study suggesting octocrylene in sunscreens may degrade into benzophenone would convince lawmakers to expand ban, but a House committee maintained its commitment to wait on more research.

Cosmetics Legislation

World’s Biggest Fragrance And Flavor Firms Join Forces To Champion Science In Public Policy

Firmenich, Givaudan, IFF and Symrise have decoupled from the Fragrance Creators Association, launching their own trade association to focus on providing technical expertise in North American policy matters. “Any advocacy work has to be based on fact,” says Shawn Blythe, president of the Fragrance Science and Advocacy Council, which intends to partner strategically with FCA and other sister groups.

North America Legislation

Fragrance Creators Advocacy Off To Brisk Start On Capitol Hill

The trade association’s foremost priorities in 2021 include “advocating for science-based regulations and education and promoting newer, greener chemistry and technology.” 

United States Legislation

WVE Declares Summer’s Eve Victory, Still Calling For ‘Radical Transformation’ Of Fem Care

After years of campaigning, Women’s Voices for the Earth is pleased by Summer’s Eve’s apparent reformulation of feminine cleaning products to remove ingredients of concern. But the NGO’s larger complaint pertains to the overall intimate-care category and its marketing.

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