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ICMAD in Print

As the voice of our members and a thought leader for the cosmetic and personal care industries, ICMAD is regularly featured in national, international and trade publications.  Here is where you can read about ICMAD, our members, programs and events in the news.


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Annual Industry Education Event Looks at the Shape of Cosmetic and Personal Care Regulations Today - Mar 15, 2017

Legislation, claims substantiation, natural beauty, and crisis communications were all topics of discussion at this year’s Legal, Regulatory, and Compliance Forum, hosted by ACI and ICMAD.  The 3-day event took place earlier this month at the Millennium Broadway Hotel in New York City.  And it was clear from the outset that attendees were there to explore how best to keep the cosmetics and personal care brands they work with in good standing with consumers, with national and state governments, and in eyes of the law. 

ICMAD Announces Partnership to Make Shipping ‘Hassle-free’ - Mar 02, 2017

U.S. cosmetic and personal care trade association ICMAD has announced a new partnership with  The collaboration gives members to the non-profit access to technology that is said to simplify fulfillment, delivery, and returns with ‘the click of a button’.  Members – which include Coastal Salt & Soul, eos Products, and Face Stockholm – will have access to international facilities, same-day fulfillment and will be able to control their whole operation through a seamless inventory management platform.

ICMAD President and CEO, Pam Busiek, and ICMAD Board Member, Daniela Ciocan, Featured in Beauty Store Business Magazine - Feb 01, 2017

With a career spanning more than 35 years, Pamela Jo Busiek has had the unique experience of participating in the beauty business from nearly every angle.  Before assuming her current role as president and CEO of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) trade association in 2011, she served as a retail buyer, brand developer and owner, and manufacturer CEO.  She has also held positions on ICMAD's board of directors, participating in regulatory and legislative negotiations that directly affect the industry. 

Good Morning America Missed These 3 Things On Modernizing The Oversight Of Cosmetics - Dec 08, 2016

Safety is the top priority of every member of the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) and we have long supported efforts to modernize federal oversight of cosmetics. That’s why we welcomed Good Morning America’s story this week to shed light on cosmetics and consumer safety. We offered to work with the correspondent and one of our members was even interviewed. Unfortunately, our side of the story wasn’t included and GMA missed three important points.

Jack Black CEO Calls for U.S. Regulatory Standard in Senate - Sep 30, 2016

The U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee (HELP) held a hearing on the modernisation of the cosmetics and personal care industry on 22 September.  It is the first time since 1974 that this committee has held a hearing on cosmetics and personal care products despite the U.S. spending $60bn on the consumer category a year.

Cosmetics May Face New Safety Regulation And, Surprisingly, the Industry is on Board - Sep 27, 2016

For those already felled by fumes from the Brazilian Blowout, it might be small consolation, but lawmakers are pushing ahead with a campaign for better oversight of the beauty business.  Despite its booming growth, the cosmetics industry in the US has been virtually unregulated.  The Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, adopted in 1938, essentially allowed personal care product companies to self-police.

Beware of Wen® Hair Care Products Advertised in Late Night Infomercials - Sep 27, 2016

Lawmakers have introduced two bills pushing for more regulation of cosmetics:

  • The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, introduced by Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX); and
  • The Personal Care Products Safety Act, co-sponsored by Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Susan Collins (R-ME).

Both bills would require companies to register with the FDA, submit product ingredient lists, notify the FDA of any reports of serious side effects, and authorize the FDA to prohibit the sale of products that have been found to cause serious health risks.  The Feinstein-Collins bill would also require larger cosmetics manufacturers to pay a fee based on annual revenues.

ICMAD: Small Business Looks To Pull Off Preemption Balancing Act - Sep 26, 2016

National uniformity in cosmetics regulation remains a top legislative priority for the Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors.  At the same time, the small business trade association acknowledges that compromise will likely be needed to balance state rights with the streamlined certainty that a strong national standard would provide for industry.

ICMAD Calls For Uniform National Safety Standards For Cosmetics - Sep 26, 2016

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) is lobbying for lawmakers to pass legislation that would create uniform national safety standards for cosmetics.  Pam Busiek, ICMAD President and CEO, said, "At ICMAD, safety is the top priority of our companies, and we welcome this important conversation about how to modernize oversight of the cosmetic and personal care industry.  Making it as a small business owner in the cosmetics industry — or any industry, for that matter — is an uphill climb with many challenges.  The last thing American entrepreneurs and job creators need is unnecessary regulatory burdens or a patchwork of contradictory regulations. That is why we support the Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, which will modernize FDA regulations and create a national safety standard that ensures consumers get safe, high-quality, innovative cosmetic products."

Industry Makes Pitch For National Uniformity at Senate Help Hearing - Sep 26, 2016

Representatives of industry big and small appealed to senators to institute a strong national standard for cosmetics regulation rather than the growing patchwork of state regulations that companies must contend with currently.  Jack Black “would probably not exist today” had it faced such challenges out of the gates 16 years ago, the company’s CEO said in testimony before the Senate HELP committee.

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