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The Doctor Is In

Successful beauty innovator and ICMAD board chairman, Dr. Robb Akridge is passionate about helping cosmetics entrepreneurs succeed!

At a recent Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dr. Robb Akridge (known as “Dr. Robb”) met the inventor of a kid’s toy called ROXs. ROXs is an interactive game with light-up rocks that kids run towards and tag. It intrigued him with its originality. But ROXs’ founder was downtrodden after pouring all his money into a company that had no investors; and, he didn’t know the ins and outs of running a business.

“He said, ‘All I’m worried about is keeping my family fed,’” Dr. Robb explains.

ICMAD's CITY Awards' Headliners

The Independent Cosmetic Manufacturers and Distributors (ICMAD) announced the three revered beauty business experts who will headline the nation's premiere event honoring innovation and creativity in beauty product manufacturing and distribution: Harlan Kirschner, The Kirschner Group and Tish & Snooky Bellomo, MANIC PANIC. The three beauty insiders have made indelible marks on the $56 billion dollar cosmetics industry and will cap off the award ceremonies with their industry insights and expertise.

Congressman Sessions Introduces The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act

U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) introduced H.R. 4075, The Safe Cosmetics Modernization Act, Nov. 18.

"This legislation reforms and improves the Food and Drug Administration’s ability to streamline and strengthen consumer safety requirements without strangling small businesses in the cosmetic industry with onerous regulations," said Sessions, who is Chairman of the House Rules Committee.

Federal Bill Introduced on Oversight of Personal-Care Products

On April 20, U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-California) and U.S. Senator Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act, which they say will protect consumers and streamline industry compliance by strengthening the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s authority to regulate ingredients in personal-care products.