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ascp now offers advanced modality insurance! 19 beautybuzz INDUSTRY NEWS New Knowledge Reports, statistics, and laws that may change the way you do business WASH YOUR FACE! We all love makeup, but some dermatologists are warning that heavy makeup use may cause irritation, skin cancer, and other diseases. Dermatologist Alex Adeniyi attributes the causes to the chemical contents of most makeup, as well as users' exposure to germs and harmful toxins. Beyond skin-related issues, carcinogenic and neurotoxic chemicals found in many lipsticks and eye shadows can lead to high blood pressure, allergies, and fertility issues. The solution? We already know: remove all traces of cosmetics every night with quality facial cleansers. Dr. Adeniyi also advises using higher quality—or minimal—makeup. Selling CBD The Agriculture Improvement Act of 2018—a.k.a. the Farm Bill—legalizes the production of hemp, an important source of CBD. While this development doesn't clarify CBD's legal status (the Drug Enforcement Administration still classifies it as illegal), it does make it easier for CBD product manufacturers to do business. For example, it will now be easier to deal with federally regulated institutions, such as banks and credit card processors, which, in the past, could be challenging to work with when retailing CBD products because of hemp's drug classification. Another benefit to the industry is that researchers will now have better access to CBD, which should lead to more trials and studies on its reputed health benefits—including skin care. Natural Beauty According to a report from market research and consulting fi rm Ecovia Intelligence, revenue for the North American natural and organic personal care market reached more than $5.6 billion in 2018, roughly 6 percent of all personal care product sales. The report showed signifi cant revenue coming from natural skin care product sales due to the popularity of products like moisturizers and masks. First sold exclusively in natural food shops, natural and organic personal care products have now found their way into specialty personal care stores, department stores, and spas. Ecovia found certifi cation of natural and organic personal care products to be relatively low, with only 10 percent of natural product sales being certifi ed. In addition to natural ingredients, Ecovia found natural products also focus on wider green issues, like ethical sourcing of raw materials, sustainable packaging, and resource effi ciency.

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