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Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

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Plastic Microbeads Legislation Update From the Professional Beauty Association

Beauty Store Business attended the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors' 2014 Cosmetic/Technical Regulatory Forum March 6 at the Le Meridien Delfina in Santa Monica, California. One of the many topics discussed there was pending state legislation across the United States banning the use of plastic microbeads in beauty products.

After the event, we asked Myra Y. Irizarry Reddy, director of government affairs at the Professional Beauty Association—who also attended the ICMAD forum—for an update.

Beauty.com Gets a Makeover

Beauty.com—which now offers more than 18,000 high-end beauty products along with an edited assortment of accessories—is sporting a new look this fall. The 12-year-old prestige-beauty e-tailer has added a number of new features to improve customers' shopping experiences, including:

  • Drop-down navigation to assist in sorting through product categories faster
  • The ability to refine within categories by color, concern, benefit and formula when searching for specific products
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