Regulating cosmetic and personal care products.

How are Cosmetics and Personal Care Products Regulated?

Personal Care Products refer to a wide variety of items that we commonly find in the health and…

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What Would Cause a Cosmetic to Be Considered Misbranded?

Below is a basic overview of what makes a cosmetic product misbranded.  Labeling regulations are…

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What Makes a Cosmetic Adulterated?

Below is an overview of how the FD&C defines adulterated cosmetics. Please see section 601 of…

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What Are Dietary Supplements and How Are They Regulated?

The Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act defines a dietary ingredient as a vitamin; mineral; herb…

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What are CGMPs?

CGMP refers to the Current Good Manufacturing Practice regulations enforced by the US Food and Drug…

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Sun Care — a Growing Market As Awareness and Technological Advances Prevail

The Sun Care Market The global Sun Care market is driven by better education and understanding of…

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What are Cosmeceuticals?

The term "cosmeceutical" has no meaning under the law. While the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic…

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What is Turnkey Contract Manufacturing?

Definition Turnkey manufacturing refers to an arrangement where a contract manufacturer takes on…

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Why the Trend to Outsource the Manufacturing of Beauty and Personal Care Products?

Personal care contract manufacturers are playing a significant role due to the rise of the…

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Can a Product be Both a Cosmetic and a Drug?

Yes! When a product has two intended uses it may be regulated as both a cosmetic and a drug. Such…

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