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State of the Cosmetic Industry, Part 1

By: Rachel L. Chapman
Posted: August 21, 2008, from the September 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine.
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In a recent article,Steinberg commented he “agrees with several points in the proposed rules (PR), but a few things may need to be changed.” He illustrated that the FDA has taken an apparent positive position on UVA testing and labeling and commented that the industry likely will not be happy since the producers have their pet method they would like to see adopted. “In reality, after carefully reading the entire discussion by the FDA, I feel the agency did a great job. The new PR should become the global standard because it corrects huge gaps in the EU, Japanese and Australian adopted methods.”

In part two of this article, which will appear in the October 2008 issue of Skin Inc. magazine, discover how different consumer market segments are growing and changing. The segments include skin care, sun care, skin lightening, naturals, green, wellness/health and nutricosmetics. Also discussed are delivery and preservation trends, as well as the current state of actives.