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  1. The Regulation of Cosmetics

  2. FDCA Definition • Articles intended to be rubbed, poured, sprinkled, or sprayed on, introduced into, or otherwise applied to the human body...for cleansing, beautifying, promoting attractiveness, or altering the appearance."

  3. FDCA Definition • Included in this definition are products such as skin moisturizers, perfumes, lipsticks, fingernail polishes, eye and facial makeup preparations, shampoos, permanent waves, hair colors, toothpastes, and deodorants, as well as any material intended for use as a component of a cosmetic product

  4. SFDA Definition • Any substance or mixture intended to be placed in contact with the external parts of the human body (epidermis, hair system, nails, lips and external genital organs) or with the teeth and the mucous membranes of the oral cavity with a view exclusively or mainly to cleaning them, perfuming them, changing their appearance, protecting them, keeping them in good condition or correcting body odours

  5. REQUIREMENTS • Free from lard or its derivatives. • They must not cause damage to human health when they are applied under normal or reasonably foreseeable conditions of use. • It should be homogenous, stable, clean and attractive appearance, not suitable for oral consumption and not fermented.

  6. REQUIREMENTS • It should be free of impurities and contaminants substances. • It’s properties should not change during storage at normal conditions. • It should not contain graphics or images or phrases that are inconsistent with Islamic traditions and prevailing social values.

  7. Cosmetic Regulation • FDA is only able to regulate cosmetics after products are released to the marketplace • No cosmetic products or cosmetic ingredients are reviewed or approved by FDA before they are sold to the public

  8. COSMETIC CLAIMS • Cosmetic products should be free of any medical claims, examples of accepted claims: • 1- Cleaning. • 2- Perfuming. • 3- Changing the appearance. • 4- Correcting body odours. • 5- Protecting or keeping them in good condition. • 6- Any claim fall under cosmetic definition

  9. Animal Testing • Law does not specifically mandate animal testing for cosmetic safety • FDA strongly urges cosmetic manufacturers to conduct whatever tests are appropriate to establish that their cosmetics are safe • FDA believes that the use of animals remains necessary to ensure the safety of cosmetic ingredients and products.

  10. Cosmetics • FDA cannot require companies to do safety testing of their cosmetic products before marketing • If the safety of a cosmetic product has not been substantiated, the product's label must read: WARNING: The safety of this product has not been determined."

  11. Cosmetics • FDA does not have the authority to require manufacturers to register their cosmetic establishments, file data on ingredients, or report cosmetic-related injuries • FDA maintains a voluntary data collection program • Companies that wish to participate in the program forward data to FDA.

  12. Cosmetic Recalls • FDA is not permitted to require recalls of cosmetics but does monitor companies that conduct a product recall • If FDA wishes to remove a cosmetic product from the market, it must first prove in a court of law that the product may be injurious to users, improperly labeled, or otherwise violates the law

  13. Cosmetics • FDA collects cosmetic product samples as part of its plant inspections, import inspections, and complaints of adverse reactions • FDA acts through the Department of Justice to remove adulterated and misbranded cosmetics from the market • Domestic and foreign manufacturers must follow the same regulations

  14. Labeling Cosmetics • Regulations require ingredients to be listed on product labels in descending order by quantity • Based on the amount used, an ingredient such as water is usually found at the beginning of the product's ingredient listing • Color additives and fragrances, used in small amounts, are normally seen at the end of the ingredient listing.

  15. Labeling Cosmetics • Cosmetic ingredient declaration regulations apply only to retail products intended for home use • Products used exclusively by beauticians in beauty salons and labeled “For Professional Use Only” • Cosmetic samples are not required to include the ingredient declaration. Must state the distributor, list the content's quantity, and include all necessary warning statements.

  16. Labeling Cosmetics • FDA regulates only the labeling that appears on cosmetic products themselves • Unfair and deceptive advertising that appears in magazines, in newspapers, or on television falls under the authority of the Federal Trade Commission

  17. “Puffery” • Promotion of "gimmick" additives, combined with more sophisticated cosmetic ingredients • Lotion contained bovine albumin and the label claimed it would give a "face lift without surgery • Exaggerated claims of beauty or long-lasting effects

  18. “Puffery” • Product claims should be based on skin care realities, promises banked on achievable benefits • In the past, cosmetic manufacturers have depended upon mysterious gimmick additives, such as turtle oil to promote skin rejuvenation or tighten chin muscles, shark oil, queen bee royal jelly, chick embryo extract, horse blood serum, and pigskin extracts.

  19. “Puffery” • Cosmetic claims, even those considered "puffery," are allowed without scientific substantiation • But if a cosmetic makes a medical claim, such as removing dandruff, the product is regulated as a drug for which scientific studies demonstrating safety and efficacy must be submitted

  20. “Alcohol Free” • In cosmetic labeling, the term “alcohol”, used by itself, refers to ethyl alcohol • To prevent the ethyl alcohol in a cosmetic from being diverted illegally for use as an alcoholic beverage, it must contain an added "denaturant" that makes it undrinkable • Cosmetic manufacturers market cosmetic products that do not contain ethyl alcohol as “alcohol free”

  21. “Hypoallergenic” • Manufacturers claim produce fewer allergic reactions than other cosmetic product • No regulations that govern the use of the term "hypoallergenic” • Term means whatever a particular company wants it to mean • Cosmetics labeled as hypoallergenic are not required to submit substantiation of their hypoallergenicity claims to FDA

  22. Cosemeceuticals • Products that are cosmetics but are also intended to treat or prevent disease, or affect the structure or functions of the human body • Considered to be drugs and must comply with both the drug and cosmetic provisions of the law • Flouride toothpaste, hormone creams, sun tanning preparations, antiperspirants that are also deodorants, and antidandruff shampoos.

  23. Summary • FDA does not pre-approve cosmetic products or ingredients, with the important exception of color additives • Cosmetic firms are responsible for marketing safe, properly labeled products; using no prohibited ingredients; and adhering to limits on restricted ingredients • Considered good practice to follow industry safety guidelines and recommendations.

  24. Summary • Must carry warning if safety no determined but can still market product • FDA must “go to court” to remove a cosmetic from the market • Different labeling requirements for different markets • Does not include all labeling • FTC regulates ads (unfair and deceptive) • Puffery is OK