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Historic Bill Aims to Regulate Cosmetics, Personal Care Products


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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Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew Testifies in Landmark House Cosmetic Reform Hearing

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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Beautycounter Endorses Natural Cosmetics Act

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 Appointed to Beautycounter Board of Directors

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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Beautycounter Names Ana Badell COO, Patty Wu CCO

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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DSN Announces the 2019 Global 100!

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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CEW to Honor Beautycounter’s Gregg Renfrew

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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Beautycounter Endorses Personal Care Products Safety Act

Personal Care Products Safety Act

Counter Brands, LLC., parent company of Beautycounter, announced it will endorse the Personal Care Products Safety Act. The bill, introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine), takes a significant step toward updating the current regulatory structure governing cosmetics and skin care products. It calls for the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of…

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Beauty Direct Sellers Highlighted in Glossy

Glossy, a beauty blog that explores fashion and beauty through the lens of technology, recently keyed in on a few direct sellers who are taking innovative approaches to peer-to-peer selling. A recent Glossy article mentioned Beautycounter, New Avon and Avon Products Inc., all three of which have launched new initiatives in the past year to enhance the…

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