Cosmoprof North America Features Challenging CBD, Natural and Organic Product Lines

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On July 29 and 30, 2018, Conkle, Kremer & Engel continued its annual firm attendance at Cosmoprof North America in Las Vegas, visiting with longtime and new clients and observing new brands and trends in the personal care industry.  This year’s edition of Cosmoprof had over 36,000 attendees with a record-breaking 1,278 exhibitors from 45 countries.  CK&E attorneys attend to connect with clients and others in the cosmetics, personal care, packaging, labeling and professional beauty markets, to help clients secure distribution agreements, and to learn about the newest industry innovations and issues.

This year, trends included substantial expansion of the mens’ care and beard care sector, along with CBD-infused cosmetics and hair care products and natural and organic hair regrowth formulas.  Organic products sold in California must meet strict requirements, and Products with “natural” claims can present special challenges and risks, as CK&E has addressed in previous blog posts, such as “What are Natural Products Anyway?”  A new twist has been recent growth (no pun) in “hair regrowth” products labeled as “natural” or “organic” .  Those classes of products face special issues in addition to whether they can fairly be called “natural” or “organic,” in that hair regrowth claims can at times run afoul of federal prohibitions on products that make drug-like claims without FDA approval, as well as federal and state labeling and advertising regulations.  Finally, a new class of beauty and hair care products are based on Cannabidiol (CBD) content, taking advantage of increased acceptance of cannabis-based products.  Yet CBD products continue to pose their own special issues, which will be the subject of an upcoming www.conklelaw.com blog post.  CK&E is well-versed in counseling clients on all such issues, from brand protection, vendor and distribution issues to the latest CBD, natural and organic product concerns.

Lastly, foremost on the minds of many manufacturers and distributors who sell in California were the new requirements for Proposition 65, the well-known California law requiring “Prop 65” warnings for products which contain chemicals known to cause cancer or reproductive harm.  New warning label requirements go into effect on August 30, 2018, which CK&E has already summarized on its blog.  CK&E is actively advising manufacturers about the most efficient and effective ways to address the changes and avoid the risks of inadvertent violations.

CK&E’s attorneys continue to pride themselves on keeping abreast of developments in the personal care market, along with assisting clients of all sizes with growth and protection of their brands and interests.  CK&E is an active member of the Professional Beauty Association, the Personal Care Products Council, and other important industry trade organizations.

 

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The Conkle Firm Honors Industry Rock Star Steve Goddard at City of Hope Spirit of Life Award Gala

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PRAVANA Founder and President Steve Goddard literally rocked the house as he joined beauty industry members to “Rock the Cure” at the City of Hope’s Spirit of Life Award Gala in Las Vegas on July 11, 2015.  Conkle, Kremer & Engel attorneys were there to celebrate and support this industry rock star and friend of CK&E as he was honored for his many professional and humanitarian accomplishments.

The Spirit of Life Award is a rare and prestigious honor, presented to exceptional individuals whose intangible qualities – their generosity, their ability to inspire and their desire to make a difference in the world – make their lives worthy of universal admiration.  Steve Goddard embodies each of these qualities.

Steve is a 30-year veteran of the beauty industry.  He founded PRAVANA in 2004 as a boutique brand of highly sophisticated products utilizing the power of  nature and the strength of technology to produce superior holistic formulas.  Since then, PRAVANA has turned into a global brand famously known for high quality, innovative and eco-conscious products. PRAVANA donates 5% of all sales of its NEVO Hair Care line to the City of Hope toward the fight against cancer.   PRAVANA is also an annual participant in Breast Cancer Awareness month and works closely with salons in numerous charitable events and programs including the Ronald McDonald house and the Beauty Bus Foundation.

Steve’s professional achievements and philanthropic efforts were recognized and lauded before his beauty industry peers.  In keeping with the theme of this year’s City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala, “Rock the Cure,” guests were treated to an evening of pure rock and roll.  First Steve, an acclaimed singer, songwriter and guitarist, delighted guests with his own special rock guitar performance.  And what better way to end the celebration than with a musical performance by none other than Don Felder, formerly of the Eagles, who entertained the crowd with Eagles hits, including Hotel California.  It was a fitting tribute to an extraordinary member of the beauty industry.

The City of Hope Spirit of Life Gala is held each year at the Mandalay Bay as a pre-cursor to the Cosmoprof North America beauty industry trade show.  Past Cit of Hope honorees include such industry leaders as Sara Jones, Senior VP and General Manager of Joico (2011), George Schaeffer, founder of OPI and Aloxxi (2012), Reuben Carranza, CEO of Wella (2013) and Harlan Kirschner, President of The Kirschner Group (2014).

CK&E is proud to have been able to join in the celebration of industry veteran and friend of the firm Steve Goddard for his many accomplishments, both professional and humanitarian.  CK&E joins the City of Hope in congratulating Steve on being this year’s City of Hope Spirit of Life Honoree.

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