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A Brief Overview of Cosmetics Regulations in the United States (and Canada and Europe)

A brief overview of cosmetics regulations in the United States, Canada, and Europe.

Aug 11, 2021 · 3 min read

Regulatory & Certifications

Certification Roundup: EWG Verified™

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

Regulatory & Certifications

Cosmetic Product Testing in the USA: What You Need to Know about Testing before Making and Selling a Beauty Product in 2021

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

Regulatory & Certifications

California’s AB 2762: How This Law Affects Cosmetics Manufacturers

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

Regulatory & Certifications

Do you know the difference between a cosmetic and a drug?

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

Regulatory & Certifications

Cosmetic Regulatory Compliance Before Sale in the US

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

Regulatory & Certifications

SPF In Cosmetics: What Cosmetic Product Developers Need To Know When Making a Sunscreen

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

Regulatory & Certifications

The lowdown on the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)

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

Regulatory & Certifications

Good manufacturing practices: What cosmetics brand owners should know

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

Regulatory & Certifications

What is the Leaping Bunny certification?

The Leaping Bunny logo certifies that the company selling the product does not conduct, commission, or participate in animal testing for cosmetic or household products. This includes the company’s supply chain, down to ingredient manufacturers. To get and keep certification, companies must make themselves accessible by auditors.

May 5, 2021 · 3 min read

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