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 A Brief Overview of Cosmetics Regulations in the United States (and Canada and Europe)Recommended
Regulatory & Certifications 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

Certification Roundup: EWG Verified™Recommended
Regulatory & CertificationsCertification 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

Cosmetic Product Testing in the USA: What You Need to Know about Testing before Making and Selling a Beauty Product Recommended
Regulatory & CertificationsCosmetic Product Testing in the USA: What You Need to Know about Testing before Making and Selling a Beauty Product

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

California’s AB 2762: How This Law Affects Cosmetics ManufacturersRecommended
Regulatory & CertificationsCalifornia’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

Do you know the difference between a cosmetic and a drug?Recommended
Regulatory & CertificationsDo 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

Certification Roundup: All About the Cosmos Standard
Regulatory & CertificationsCertification Roundup: All About the Cosmos Standard

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

Understanding Retailer Labels for Clean and Green Cosmetics
Regulatory & CertificationsUnderstanding Retailer Labels for Clean and Green Cosmetics

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

California Regulations: What Are the Warnings about Proposition 65 For?
Regulatory & CertificationsCalifornia Regulations: What Are the Warnings about Proposition 65 For?

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

Cosmetic Regulatory Compliance Before Sale in the US
Regulatory & CertificationsCosmetic 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

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

The lowdown on the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP)
Regulatory & CertificationsThe 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

Good manufacturing practices: What cosmetics brand owners should know
Regulatory & CertificationsGood 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

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