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L’Oreal Accelerator Program To Help Scale Nailbot, InsitU Personalized Skin Care

Preemadonna and InsitU Skincare are among the first five startups selected for L’Oreal and Founders Factory’s accelerator program, announced in May 2016. The French beauty juggernaut and London-based mentorship firm teamed up to nurture fledgling businesses in the beauty tech field, with the former aspiring to “deeply connect itself to a global ecosystem of world-class startups and entrepreneurs.”

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Honest Recalls Baby Powder Due To Possible Contamination

The Honest Company recalls all lots of its Organic Baby Powder following routine testing that indicated potential contamination with unsavory microorganisms. FDA scrutiny could follow.

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Cold-Eeze Deal Puts Homeopathic Brand At Center Of Mylan Consumer Business

The $50m deal adds a homeopathic brand to Mylan's portfolio that will lead its US consumer lineup; ProPhase will focus on dietary supplements; leave behind seasonal-demand products.

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Canada Tilts At Unneeded Fixes In Self-Care Product Regulation Overhaul – Industry

Health Canada says its planned overhaul will not scrap the current natural health product framework, but industry is skeptical. In a Council for Responsible Nutrition webinar, an industry consultant says marketers of OTC drugs, supplements and cosmetics are discussing the proposal's negative implications with the agency.

Consumer Regulation

Honest Company Heads For $1.55M Settlement In 'SLS-Free' Dispute

Honest may be close to putting its legal woes behind it and chalking them up to growing pains, with proposed settlements notified in California and New York district courts. Plaintiffs have accused the firm of misleading consumers with deceptive "SLS-free," "natural" and other claims.

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GAO Memory Supplement Review Recalls FDA's Regulatory Challenges

GAO recommends better cooperation between FDA and FTC and more public outreach are key to preventing consumers from believing noncompliant cognitive benefit claims for supplements.

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Shiseido Targets US Millennials With WASO Skin Care, Inclusive Message

The Tokyo-based firm has been making sizeable investments of late to improve its US position. The WASO skin-care line features Japanese ingredients in the form of "whole botanical cells" and is being supported by messaging and media targeted to – and created in part by – millennials.

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Men's Grooming In Brief: Elizabeth Arden Licenses Tapout; ‘Bachelor’ Alum Intro’s Subscription Box; More

World Wrestling Entertainment star John Cena will be the face of a new line of body sprays, while reality TV’s Nick Viall launches a subscription service The Polished Gent.

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Rose Report Podcast – May 2017

The Rose Sheet's editorial team counts down the top five news items or issues in both the cosmetics and dietary supplement sectors over the past month, including cosmetics reform legislation and its potential bearing on FDA inspections, NGO attacks on sunscreens and developments that could be welcome to companies in terms of how class actions and other litigation are treated by federal courts.

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Avon's Ongoing Struggles Prompt Renewed Investor Call For CEO Ouster

Management projects a strong second half after Avon's first-quarter sales advanced 2%, reported, but dipped in constant currency. Analysts received the guidance guardedly, and a group of investors led by Barington Capital are unconvinced the firm can turn things around under current leadership.

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Colgate Rolling Out Natural Extracts Line To Premiumize, Compete Locally

Leadership is confident that consumers haven't stopped brushing their teeth, but Colgate-Palmolive's sales slowed considerably during the fiscal 2017 first quarter, particularly in North America. The firm is seeing success with innovations at higher price points while facing increased competition from local brands, factors that informed development of Colgate Natural Extracts, launching now in markets outside the US.

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Lauder Tuning Out Noisy New Competitors To Focus On Proven 'Heroes'

"In the end, the profitable brands are still the big brands with great hero products with great repeat, and not the many small brands that generate a lot of noise on trial," Lauder CEO Fabrizio Freda asserted during the firm's third-quarter earnings call. MAC's announced rollout to Ulta doors is among efforts the company is undertaking to reassert hero franchises in new channels and markets.

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Carlyle Trims Nature's Bounty Assets: Private Equity Rolls In Supplement Space

Carlyle's $2.2bn sale of Nature's Bounty's Holland & Barrett business to a Russian investment fund is the latest sign of the private equity sector's continuing interest in the health and wellness space.

Dietary Supplements M & A

Hi-Tech's DMAA Argument Dismissed: Health And Wellness Industry News

Hi-Tech gets no reconsideration; CPSC considers regulatory costs; That's It Nutrition gets cash; recalls; and more news in brief.

Dietary Supplements Recalls

Amazon Pays $13.7bn For Whole Foods: Health And Wellness Industry News

E-commerce giant enters grocery market with leading natural products chain; Now adds products to Listeria-related recalls; and Leonard directs CHPA Educational Foundation.

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