Intertek provides the cosmetics industry scientific and regulatory support for United States cosmetic regulation compliance.

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is the legal authority regulating cosmetic products in the US. The FDA does not require cosmetic product pre-market approval, but they must comply with the Requirements of Specific Cosmetic Products (21 CFR § 700).  Manufacturers are not required, at this point in time, to register products, ingredients, or data, but they are encouraged to submit their products to the FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP).

Cosmetic product labelling and labelling claims must comply with the regulations stipulated in the Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act and the Fair Packaging and Labelling Act. Misbranded cosmetics products are illegal and may be the result of false or misleading labelling, failure to provide required information, improper display of label information, and/or violation of the Poison Prevention Packaging Act.

Furthermore, the Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 (also known as H.R. 2359) was introduced into the US House of Representatives on June 24, 2011 in response to growing concern among consumers and lawmakers about the safety of some ingredients used in cosmetics.

US Cosmetics Regulatory Compliance Services

Intertek’s experts provide cosmetics companies with complete scientific and regulatory support for compliance with United States Cosmetics Regulations to keep their products on the US market.


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