Join Us Via Webinar next week for Looking Good in The Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar

Join Us Via Webinar next week for Looking Good in The Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar

In person registration is closed, but in response to industry demand, we are making the conference available via webinar.  So sign up today to join us next Friday and Saturday, April 17-18, 2015, at Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law: 2015 Cosmetics Compliance Seminar.  This is a not to miss informative and interactive seminar specifically designed [...]

More FDA Warning Letters: Strong Enforcement Continues in 2015

More FDA Warning Letters: Strong Enforcement Continues in 2015

Traveling to and attending various conferences has prevented me from posting for a couple weeks. So although I have not had time to blog, there has been much to write about-- including the latest round of FDA Warning Letters.  In February and March alone, the FDA has issued at least 5 Warning Letters challenging the drug claims [...]

Register Now! Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law — Updated Agenda

Register Now! Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law — Updated Agenda

I am excited to announce a few changes to the agenda for our Looking Good in the Eyes of the Law seminar. Curt Valva of Aubrey Organics will be the MC for the seminar.  In addition, Dr. Paula Johnson, Research Scientist and Lead of the California Safe Cosmetics Act Program will be a presenter.  A [...]

Changes Coming to Chinese Cosmetics Regulatory Regime

According to ChemLinked reporter, Angelita Hu, China is making an effort to develop regulatory protocols and standards which match the technical and supervisory capacity of the cosmetic industry, by revising the 2007 Hygienic Standard for Cosmetics. To date the proposed revisions are seen as the most significant progress made in amending the standard since the release of [...]

FDA Warning Letter: Needling Device Exceeds Dermabrasion Exemption

FDA Warning Letter: Needling Device Exceeds Dermabrasion Exemption

On January 9, 2015, the FDA issued a warning letter to Derma Pen, LLC, claiming the company's micro-needle dermabrasion device is an adulterated and misbranded Class 1 medical device and challenging the marketing of the company's line of "cosmeceuticals" as misbranded drugs. FDA asserts that the automated micro-needling device, which uses a stamping action to [...]

Claim Substantiation– Who’s Responsibility is it?

Claim Substantiation– Who’s Responsibility is it?

Although regulatory actions regarding cosmetics products generally involve the finished product cosmetics manufacturer or marketer, scrutiny in other industries by the FDA, the FTC, and the National Advertising Division ("NAD") against suppliers provides a valuable warning. In particular, although a supplier is generally not the entity advertising directly to the consumer purchasing a cosmetics product, recent regulatory actions show that [...]

Are You Ready? It’s Time to Comply with the California Air Resources Board’s New Reporting Requirements

Are You Ready? It’s Time to Comply with the California Air Resources Board’s New Reporting Requirements

  Are you ready?  It is time to comply with the California Air Resources Board’s ("CARB") new reporting requirements-- The 2013 Consumer & Commercial Products Survey.  All companies selling "chemically formulated consumer and commercial products in or into California MUST report their 2013 sales and formulation data. Under California law, CARB is authorized by law to [...]