“Personal Care Products Safety Act” S. 1014: Proposed Legislation that will Have a Huge Impact on the Cosmetics Industry if Enacted

On April 20, 2015, Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Susan Collins (R-Maine) introduced the Personal Care Products Safety Act (S. 1014).  This post provides a summary of keys sections of the proposed bill with a comparison to existing law. According to the press release issued by Senator Feinstein’s office, the S. 1014 has the support of […]

Another FDA Warning Letter & the FDA’s Consumer Outreach Initiative

The FDA closed out March with one more Warning Letter, this one to Skin Authority, LLC.  Per the March 25, 2015, letter, the claims on the company’s website “provide evidence that [the cosmetic] products are intended for use as drugs.”  The challenged claims included: “improve anti-inflammatory response,” “help stimulate collagen,” “help inhibit cellular breakdown,” open […]

California’s “Made in USA” Law Upheld as Neither Unconstitutional nor Preempted

In the case Louise Clark v. Citizens of Humanity LLC et al., case number 3:14-cv-01404, pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, in denying the defendants’ motion to dismiss, the court concluded that California’s “Made in USA” law, Business & Professions Code section 17533.7, is neither unconstitutional nor preempted by federal law.