On Wednesday, the House Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health voted on a bill to update cosmetic safety laws, which have largely stood unchanged since 1938. The vote reflects consumer demand for more government oversight of chemicals commonly used in personal-care products. The vote passed in the subcommittee and awaits two more key votes…

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Beautycounter has been named to Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the world’s Most Innovative Companies for 2020 as #1 in the beauty category. This marks the third year Beautycounter has received the honor of being included on this list, which honors the businesses making the most profound impact on both industry and culture. This year’s MIC…

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Cosmetics

For the first time in decades, the House of Representatives is shining a light on making cosmetics safer. Last Wednesday, the Subcommittee on Health of the Committee on Energy and Commerce held a hearing entitled “Building Consumer Confidence by Empowering FDA to Improve Cosmetic Safety.” The hearing focused on legislation being introduced to help protect…

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Gregg Renfrew

Beautycounter Founder and CEO Gregg Renfrew testifies as an expert witness in a congressional hearing on cosmetic reform. Renfrew has tirelessly advocated for cosmetic reform in both Washington, D.C. and state capitols since Beautycounter launched in early 2013. The House Energy and Commerce Committee, Subcommittee on Health held a hearing on cosmetic reform, Wednesday, December…

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Natural Cosmetics Act

Counter Brands, LLC., parent company of Beautycounter announced it will endorse the Natural Cosmetics Act. The bill, introduced by Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney (D-New York.), is the first legislation introduced in the U.S. that sets clear guidelines for the use of the word “natural” and “naturally derived” on personal care products. The bill sets a strong…

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Gina Boswell

Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, announced the appointment of Gina Boswell to its Board of Directors, effective immediately. Most recently, Boswell served as president, Customer Development, Unilever North America; prior to that, she was CEO, Unilever UK & Ireland and executive vice president, Personal Care, North America. Boswell has also held senior leadership positions with other global companies,…

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Ana Badell

Counter Brands, LLC, parent company of Beautycounter, announced two executive appointments: Ana Badell as chief operating officer and Patty Wu as chief commercial officer. Both women will report to Gregg Renfrew, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Badell joins Beautycounter from Starbucks, where she most recently served as vice president of Store Operations and Flow. Prior to that, she served as…

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Global 100 Ranking

Direct Selling News tonight announced its Global 100 list of top direct selling companies in the world. Since 2004, DSN has been dedicated to telling stories focused on relating the opportunities direct sellers provide to millions of independent business owners around the globe. In 2009, the magazine thought it fitting to further recognize the industry by compiling the…

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Gregg Renfrew

Beautycounter Founder & CEO Gregg Renfrew will be one of six honorees recognized by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) with its first-ever Female Founder Awards. CEW, the leading organization for beauty industry professionals, will present the awards on Wednesday, March 20, to recognize six entrepreneurs for their passion, leadership and innovation. The Female Founder Awards were created…

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