How to Maintain Compliance When Manufacturing Cosmetics

Posted by Lisa Capote | May 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

While cosmetics are one of the least regulated group of products by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are still some guidelines that need to be followed. This is particularly true if you're a small business making cosmetics at home, a salon, or small facility and aren't manufacturing on a large scale. Here's how to maintain compliance when making cosmetics.

The Key: Ensure Your Product Does Not Become Adulterated

According to FDA regulations, cosmetics may be manufactured at home, at a salon, or small facility. This is allowed as long as the environment does not cause the product to become adulterated. This means that the environment in which you manufacture your cosmetics must not cause them to become contaminated or potentially harmful when used as directed.

Cosmetic Compliance Checklist

Look at each area of your cosmetic manufacturing to be certain that nothing is causing your product to become adulterated.

Contamination. The FDA does not require a sterile environment for cosmetics manufacturing. However, you still need to be aware of contamination. Contamination includes bacteria, microbes, or other substances. You must do all that you can to prevent it by maintaining a clean working environment.
Restricted Colors and Additives. Certain color additives and other compounds are banned by the FDA. These components cannot be used in any cosmetic product, regardless of its intended use. Any banned color additives or compounds can cause your product to become adulterated and is in violation of FDA regulations.
Unsafe When Used as Directed. Your cosmetics must not harm to a person when the product is used according to package directions in a safe and reasonable manner.
Examine each aspect of your cosmetic thoroughly. Be certain that the ingredients and packaging do not cause the product to become adulterated. If you are inspected by the FDA, you could receive a cease and desist if your cosmetics become adulterated.

When to Get Legal Help

Navigating FDA regulations, even the simpler ones having to do with cosmetics, can be challenging. If you're manufacturing cosmetics in a small facility, a salon, or at home, maintain compliance with FDA laws and guidelines.

An experienced FDA lawyer can help you learn more about the regulations you need to meet. Contact us today for a consultation to discuss your cosmetics venture and how to best maintain compliance with Food and Drug Administration guidelines. Call now for a consultation at 786.871.5680.

About the Author

Lisa Capote

Ms. Capote is the founder and Managing Partner of Capote Law Firm. She founded the minority, woman owned law firm in 2006 with the goal to provide quality service to FDA regulated companies. Since that time her practice has grown to include other US federal agencies as well as an international trade component.


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