Did you know the annual revenue of the beauty industry in the U.S. was more than $56 billion dollars.  Yes, that's billion.  

The beauty industry is more diverse than you think.  Makeup, hair color, perfume, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, skin moisturizers, nail polish, permanent waves, shampoo, conditioner and the list goes on.  It is every product and service dedicated to helping us look - and smell - the way we want, or the way we believe we should for professional reasons. Within each of these segments are products for every different skin tone or texture, allergy, age, hair type or color, sex - even the time of day.

Our definition of beauty is malleable and ever changing - providing never ending opportunities for the industry to innovate. This is a large industry ready, willing and able to cater to any trend and trends are ever evolving.  It is an industry that is resistant to economic downturns and poised for even more growth.  In 2015 the beauty industry generated $56.2 billion in the United States. For the entrepreneur there are plentiful opportunities to make their way in this industry.  How can you make sure you are in compliance with applicable regulations?  What are the applicable regulations?

Do you know:
  • How the FDA regulates cosmetic products when they aren't FDA approved?
  • What can make a cosmetic product actually a drug product?
  • Whether your product is considered a cosmetic or a drug by the FDA?
  • FDA may actually consider your product to be both a cosmetic and a drug?
  • Whether your product needs FDA approval?
  • How to get FDA approval of your product?
  • What requirements your product needs to meet in order to be imported into the U.S.?
  • Are you ready for an FDA inspection?
  • What good manufacturing requirements are?
  • What the Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program is?
  • The difference between soap and a cleanser?
  • All of varying labeling requirements?
  • What to do if you or your product are on Import Alert?
  • What to expect during an FDA inspection?

While the law does not require cosmetic products and ingredients, other than color additives, to have FDA approval before they go on the market, there are laws and regulations that apply to cosmetics on the market in interstate commerce.  

Whether a product is a cosmetic or a drug under the law is determined by a product's intended use. Different laws and regulations apply to each type of product. Firms sometimes violate the law by marketing a cosmetic with a drug claim or by marketing a drug as if it were a cosmetic, without adhering to requirements for drugs.

Do you know all that you need to know to be in compliance?  Things like these and all of the other FDA requirements are my area of expertise.  Let my knowledge, experience, expertise and capabilities take care of your regulatory concerns while you focus on your business.

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