When you walk down the aisle of a grocery mart or peruse the labyrinth of a department store, eventually you will find yourself turning over a product to read the contents. We take for granted that they are listed in our best interest, but what is in place behind the labeling of products ingredients and manufacturing process?
Our final piece in the cosmetic regulation segments pertains to the safety of your finished product. Here you will learn about three different organizations; The Personal Care Products Council, Personal Care Truth and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA). So as not to be confused, each one of these supports the cosmetic industry in a different way. U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) –
– Under current law and FDA’s regulations, it is the industry’s responsibility to ensure
products and ingredients are safe before they are marketed.
– Formed 1903
– The FDA is in charge of “enforcing the laws”. It also has the authority to ban or restrict ingredients as well as seize unsafe or misbranded products
Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) –
– Founded in 1894
– Currently has 600 Members comprising of companies, manufacturers, distributors or suppliers of the vast majority of finished personal care products marketed in the U.S.
– Supports a broad range of programs – many in cooperation with the FDA to ensure safety
Personal Care Truth –
– About: Kristin Fraser Cotte is the founder of The Grapeseed Company and Lisa M. Rodgers – CEO, Founder and Creator Extraordinaire of Cactus & Ivy
– Currently represented with a panel of 9 Experts; ranging of researchers, chemists, writers, formulators, aromatherapists, manufacturers, ingredient suppliers, trade organization leaders and business owners
– Lisa M. Rodgers on 1/12/12 had an interview posted with the President & CEO of the (PCPC).
Just as it is noted by these and other industry supporters, Joan Morais Naturals teaches in her Courses that a company should maintain information about its formulas, product testing and consumer experiences with its cosmetic products. And not just for this safety reason but you as a manufacturer need an organized, comprehensive record of your production process which also aids in the development and formulating as well.
Attached are some other great links for your convenience pertaining to our article:
Cosmetic Ingredient Review Webpage (CIR):