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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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IFRA Implements New Methodology With 49th Amendment To Fragrance Safety Standards

The International Fragrance Association has given its ingredient safety standards a major overhaul based on a new methodology that accounts for aggregate exposure and an updated Quantitative Risk Assessment model for dermal sensitization.

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NIH Study Links Hair Dyes, Straighteners To Breast Cancer Risk; Causation Piece Remains Lacking

Analyzing data from around 47,000 women enrolled in its Sister Study, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences found that regular users of permanent hair dye were 9% more likely to develop breast cancer compared with less frequent users. The increased probability reached 60% for African American women who dye their hair every five to eight weeks. Industry and NGO EWG respond.

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PCPC Exploring Alternate Approach For Meeting California Air Quality Goals

By shifting to less reactive VOCs, the personal-care industry could reduce its contribution to ground-level ozone without sacrificing product efficacy, which stakeholders say is a virtual certainty under mass VOC reductions proposed in November by the California Air Resources Board.

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Ulta: ‘Natural Look’ Trend Slowing Makeup Sales, But Offers Room To Innovate

With color cosmetics sales on the decline in the US, retailer Ulta Beauty is confident marketers can inject some excitement and innovation into the category, but acknowledges the shift may take some time.

Cosmetics Retail

California Air Board Zeroes In On Three Personal-Care Categories For Steep VOC Reductions

Manufacturers of hair finishing sprays, no-rinse shampoos and personal fragrance products – eg, perfumes, colognes and body sprays – face significant reformulation challenges under a draft proposal from California’s Air Resources Board that contemplates fewer category impacts, but deeper VOC cuts, compared with previous considerations to help meet state-wide pollution-reduction goals.

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Coty ‘Absolutely Not In Fire Sale Mode’ Following Younique Divestiture That ‘Stunned’ Investors

Leadership assured analysts on 6 November that Coty's Professional Beauty and Brazilian businesses are strong performers of high interest to potential acquirers, unlike Younique. Coty recently sold its majority stake in the social selling company back to its founders at a price that raised eyebrows.

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