Is that “Made in U.S.A.” Claim More than Skin Deep?

Just as California has its own way of regulating “organic” claims on cosmetics, it also has its own particular way of regulating, and allowing enforcement of, “Made in the USA” claims.  And, unfortunately for out-of-state companies looking to sell products in California, it varies significantly enough from the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) “Made in USA” standard […]

Join me & others for a webinar on Anti-Aging Hair Care, put on by The forum

To Register and learn more click here In this unique discussion, forum’s expert panel will explore how skin care trends are shaping up the future of hair care to bring more advanced anti-aging treatments. The panel will dissect these trends, examine growth opportunities and discuss the scientific challenges of formulating anti-aging hair care products […]

Cosmetic? Drug? How Puffery May Cause Your Product to be a Drug

The post “When Puffery Crosses the Line” discussed the basic tenets of puffery, or seller’s puff, in cosmetic advertising.  In addition to running the risk that advertising claims may fall into the realm of false advertising, classic cosmetic puffery may also cause a cosmetic to be a drug under the Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic […]

Cosmetics Industry Continuing to Face Slack Fill Challenges

Recently, local California news channels reported a quarter million dollar settlement involving a store branded line of cosmetic products.  I do not generally name companies involved in such settlements (and will not do so here), but the claims settled in the suit are a good topic of discussion to help your company avoid or at […]