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Cosmetics - Labeling, Regulations, Legislation (114)

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Question on selling lotion

What are the requirements for selling the lotion we make?  I heard about having to get every batch tested, but I make small batches.  It wo…

Started by Diane Schips

0 Oct 30

Question about FDA label requirements for sunscreen lip balm

I am in the process of getting my little home based business going, and recently read that the FDA now considers OTC sunscreens to be drugs…

Started by Jill Boman

23 Jul 28
Reply by Lisa Bilotta

Legal Soup: Are We Headed For a Patchwork Quilt of Cosmetics Laws?

In this January 2011 post, I told you about President Obama’s Executive Order requiring that federal agencies ensure that regulations prote…

Started by dM, CEO

7 Jan 18
Reply by dM, CEO

Question to business owners who are EU compliant and sell in EU countries

As you know there is a ban on ingredients and products that are tested on animals in EU countries.  The company that I buy most of my natu…

Started by IBN Member Christine Gant

0 Aug 22, 2013

FDA Steps Up Issuance of Warning Letters to Cosmetics Manufacturers

If you make cosmetics to sell on a small scale, you know that your tiny company is regulated just like large companies. You probably also k…

Started by dM, CEO

3 Aug 1, 2013
Reply by dM, CEO

Washington state cosmetic manufacturing

We are considering a move from FL to the state of WA. I am looking for info on the permitting in WA, (cosmetic manufacturing) having a hard…

Started by Melissa Gray

12 Aug 1, 2013
Reply by Melissa Gray


How do I know if my products contain any GMO's?  Is there a list I can go off of? I know about Canola Oil, so only use Organic Canola Oil i…

Started by Sarah Torrance

4 Jun 16, 2013
Reply by Sarah Torrance

Room Spray regulations

Does anyone know what are the regulations on room sprays? I want to make one and not sure what kind of testing and labeling is required. th…

Started by Jennifer Zhao

2 May 12, 2013
Reply by Christine Laureano

Lip Balm and FDA - Drug

So according to the FDA, lip balms are considered drugs. So my question is, if I am making a lip moisturizer, which is a lotion and not in…

Started by Ray

7 Apr 7, 2013
Reply by Ray

What would you do it your supplier refused to disclose the make-up of an base oil you use in your products?

What's In That Oil You Just Bought? I had a conversation recently with an IBN member who makes bath and body care products using raw materi…

Started by dM, CEO

31 Apr 5, 2013
Reply by Birgit Biehl - simply birgit


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