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Cosmetic Regulations, Labeling and Safety


Cosmetic products are expected to only exert superficial, not physiological, effects on the human body, meaning they can make no claims that imply treatment of medical conditions or that affect structure or function. Raw materials used as ingredients in cosmetics are also, by law, considered cosmetics. Though there are no formal Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) regulations for their production, industry standards and practice are applied, and the largely self-regulated industry maintains a good safety track record.

The competition, however, is fierce as new technologies, ingredients and formulations are continually developed to satisfy increasingly demanding consumer expectations. This can exert pressure on manufacturers to stretch the boundaries and greatly increase the risk of FDA enforcement action.

What are legally acceptable formats for the package? How about ingredients, including color additives? What kinds of claims can be made for cosmetics products and how should their labeling and packaging be designed accordingly? How can GMPs be instilled when little prescriptive guidance is available?

Join EAS experts John and Catherine Bailey for a seminar on Introduction to Cosmetic Regulation, Labeling and Safety – How to Ensure Your Products Comply with the US Requirements. Learn what is allowed per the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic (FD&C) Act, the Fair Packaging and Labeling (FP&L) Act and other requirements to ensure a safe and federally compliant product.

Topics covered include:

  • Laws and Regulations Applicable to Cosmetics
  • Cosmetics Product Labeling – Fundamentals
  • Compliance Issues – Adulteration and Misbranding
  • Overview of Cosmetics Safety Requirements and GMPs
  • Color Additives Overview
  • Labeling Reviews and Practical Applications
  • John’s Crystal Ball

All seminar registrations are per person.