FAQ: Cosmetics

FDA cosmetic labeling requirements FDAbasics
Overview of  FDA cosmetic labeling requirements   Here is a list of  FDA cosmetic labeling requirements The common name of the product must be displayed prominently on the principal display panel. Example “Moisturizing cream” New weight should appear prominently on the PDP Cosmetic Ingredient labeling; all the ingredients used  (except flavors and fragrances) must appearRead More
What do cosmetics firms need to do?

Under the law, cosmetics manufacturers are not required to register their cosmetic establishments or file their product formulations with the FDA, and no registration number is required to import cosmetics into the United States. However, we encourage cosmetic firms to participate in the FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) using the online registration system.

Can the FDA inspect cosmetics manufacturers?

Yes. The FDA can and does inspect cosmetic manufacturing facilities to assure cosmetic product safety and to determine whether cosmetics are adulterated or misbranded under the FD&C Act or FPLA.

What is new MOCRA registration for cosmetics ?

Per the new MoCRA regulations, cosmetic products must comply with certain registration, listing, adverse event reporting and safety substation requirements. 

FDA has still not published the final guidelines for registration and listing. Please read our article for more information