The cosmetics distributed in the United States must comply with the labeling regulations published by the FDA under the authority of the FD&C Act and the FP&L Act. Labeling means all labels and other written, printed, or graphic matter on or accompanying a product.
The FD&C Act defines cosmetics as articles intended to be applied to the human body for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance without affecting the body's structure or functions. This definition includes skin creams, lotions, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpaste deodorants, and any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product.
Products that are cosmetics but are also intended to treat or prevent disease, or affect the structure or functions of the human body, are also considered drugs and must comply with both the drug and cosmetic provisions of the law. Examples of products that are drugs and cosmetics are anticaries toothpastes (e.g., "fluoride" toothpastes), suntanning preparations intended to protect against sunburn, antiperspirants that are also deodorants, and antidandruff shampoos.
A cosmetic is considered misbranded if its labeling is false or misleading, if it does not bear the required labeling information, or if the container is made or filled in a deceptive manner.
LMG can help you to
- Review and modify cosmetic labeling to comply with FDA requirements.
- Review the ingredients of the cosmetic products.
- Issue certificate of FDA compliance