Regulatory & Certifications
Find insights on cosmetic product development, regulatory compliance and certification on the Goldn Blog.
A brief overview of cosmetics regulations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.
Aug 11, 2021 · 3 min read
The Environmental Working Group, a US advocacy group that promotes environmental health and safety, runs a certification program called EWG Verified™. Its stated intention: to notify consumers about what’s in the products they buy, so that they can make healthier consumer decisions.
Aug 11, 2021 · 4 min read
The FDA says cosmetics sold in America must be safe for consumers to use as expected or as labeled, but it’s largely up to the Cosmetics Creator to make sure of that. Here's what you need to know.
Jul 26, 2021 · 4 min read
In the first half of 2021, a California law has been making waves among Cosmetics Creators. This may affect your business.
Jul 5, 2021 · 5 min read
Does your product fit the definition of "cosmetic" or "drug"? The answer might not be quite as obvious as it may seem. In the United States, the FDA has different regulations for each, so it's important to know whether your product is a cosmetic or a drug -- or both. (Or if it's soap...)
May 31, 2021 · 10 min read
The Cosmos standard is a certification to show customers that a cosmetic product is made with certified organic or natural ingredients.
Nov 22, 2021 · 3 min read
Before Beauty Brands can earn a green seal of approval from one of several leading retailers, they have to comply with its standards.
Oct 20, 2021 · 4 min read
American consumers have noticed that many products bought online carry warnings that they may cause cancer or harm reproductive health. The warnings mention California. This is because of Proposition 65, passed overwhelmingly in a 1986 referendum by California voters. Ever since then, California businesses have had to warn people when they may be exposed to any potential cancer-causing chemicals.
Oct 5, 2021 · 4 min read
A brief summary of documents that should be provided to a regulatory consultant before placing a cosmetic product on the market.
Aug 11, 2021 · 3 min read
The FDA says: "Any sunscreen sold in the United States is regulated as a drug because it makes a drug claim—to help prevent sunburn or to decrease the risks of skin cancer and early skin aging caused by the sun.” Here are some basics to know when creating a sunscreen product.
Aug 3, 2021 · 12 min read
Creators are encouraged to register cosmetic products with the FDA, which says that it is part of running a responsible cosmetics business.
Jun 2, 2021 · 3 min read
A personal-care product company that meets the Food and Drug Administration's safety and labeling criteria is considered to follow good manufacturing practices, or GMPs. This article discusses good manufacturing practices and how the FDA verifies that they’re being followed.
May 28, 2021 · 5 min read