FDA publishes new cosmetic making guidelines

PerryPerry Administrator, Professional Chemist
If you are a start-up or small cosmetic maker the FDA has put together some guidelines which might be helpful.

See this article here


  • Thanks for that
    Cosmetic Brand Creation. Concept to name to IMPI search to logo and brand registration. In-house graphic design inc. Pantone specs. Cosmetic label and box design & graphics.
  • Reading through this new guide, the grey area of "Cosmeceuticals" is cleaned out and made clearer, it is either a drug or cosmetics, no more grey:

    Thanks Perry.
  • The aforementioned statement about "cosmeceuticals" changes nothing and IMO isn't even a clarification.  It doesn't make anybody's job easier or harder.  It's still the case that some products are both cosmetics & drugs under state & federal law, & so subject to the laws regarding each.

    There are some categories of definitions in food & drug law such that a product's satisfying the definition of one thereby is exempted from consider'n as the other.  For instance, FDA has the statutory authority to treat a product as either a drug or a medical device, but not both, if it has some properties of each, based on which it acts as primarily.  That's not the case between drugs & cosmetics, however.

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