Warfield Weekly Update
Apr. 27, 2012

Marketers reach for wrinkle cream as cosmetic claims face scrutiny
Advertising Age
Cosmetics have for years taken a backseat to drugs, food and nutritional supplements when it comes to scrutiny from regulators and other watchdogs, but that is changing. The Food and Drug Administration, Congress and the National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus are all focusing attention on what may be the fastest-growing regulatory frontier in marketing: cosmetics ingredients and claims.

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