Cosmetic Compliance Solutions in the USA

We assist manufacturers, importers and distributors of cosmetic products with cosmetic safety assessments, regulatory support and cosmetic label design and compliance. Our experts can review your artwork and help prepare a fully compliant, print-ready art file to enable you to bring your cosmetic products to market without compromising compliance.

Cosmetic Regulations in the USA

Cosmetics are products that are professionally made for cleansing and improving the complexion, skin, hair, or teeth. These products fall under the US cosmetic regulations. Some common cosmetics are skincare products, fragrance, hair, and manicure products.

In the USA, the revenue from the Cosmetic Industry is approximately 49.2 billion US dollars. It is the most valuable beauty and personal care market in the world. Complying with the regulations is key, beginning with the cosmetic product development stage all the way to market execution is essential

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Shams W.Pawel Amazing Grass

“We’ve worked with Andrew and the QSS team for 5 years and they’ve always been very knowledgeable and professional. They’re a tremendous partner to have when dealing with Health Canada compliance regulations and will always work with you to come up with the best solutions.”

Michael MT Consulting

I have been working with Andrew and his team at QSS for a couple of years now. I have clients from many different parts of the world and each situation requires expertise and focus, which I’m getting from QSS. I highly recommend Andrew and QSS to any perspective client who wants to “get it right” regarding Canadian and cross border compliance.

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I've used QSS services for many years now and they always deliver a very professional service. Everyone on the team is great to work with and the always come up with great solutions for your needs at a great price!

    Why do we need Cosmetic Regulations?

    Every cosmetic product needs to be manufactured, packaged, and stored under hygienic and healthy conditions. The FDA  imposes a penalty on manufacturers if they misbrand or adulterate commodities, or package their products inappropriately. Manufacturers or importers must carry a safety assessment before marketing their cosmetic products.

    Cosmetic Labels
    Cosmetic Labelling Regulations

    Your products must meet cosmetic labelling regulations i.e. Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Fair Packaging and Labeling Act in USA.

    Product Location Inspection

    The authority inspects locations where companies manufacture or store their cosmetic products. The agency also monitors advertising or labelling material related to products.

    Mandatory Information

    Product identification, net quantity declaration, and identity and location of business of the dealer must appear on the label of a pre-packaged cosmetic.

    Warning & Legal Action

    If the cosmetic product is misbranded or adulterated by manufacturers or importers, the FDA can issue a warning letter followed by taking a legal action depending on the case.

    Solutions for USA Cosmetic Regulations

    We provide two label compliance services when it comes to USA Cosmetic Label Compliance. In our basic label compliance service, our regulatory team will review your artwork and give suggestions. In our design conversion label compliance service, our graphic designer and regulatory team will assist you in preparing a fully compliant, print-ready art file. We can help you adhere to cosmetic regulations, warning & legal action, product location inspection, and any other mandatory information. 

    Cosmetic Labels

    Frequently Asked Questions

    FDA’s Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program (VCRP) is a reporting system for use by manufacturers, packers, and distributors of cosmetic products that are in commercial distribution in the United States. If you want to register a cosmetic product with the FDA you must open a VCRP account.  The online VCRP system can then be used to file an establishment registration (Form 2511).

    There is no fee associated with cosmetics in the USA.

    In order to register your beauty products in the US you need to determine whether your products require registration, appoint an authorised agent, submit the regulatory dossier, and obtain the registration certificate.  If you need help with any of these steps let us know by emailing info@qualitysmartsolutions.com.

    Cosmetic claims include texts, images or symbols that are used by brands to present the characteristics of a cosmetic product and are a real advertising tool for customers.  Under the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act) cosmetics must not be misbranded.  For example, all cosmetic products must be safe for consumers by being properly labelled with the customary conditions of use.

    The following ingredients are prohibited from being used in cosmetic products: mercury compounds, vinyl chloride, bithionol, halogenated salicylanilides, zirconium complexes in aerosol cosmetics, chloroform, methylene chloride, chlorofluorocarbon propellants and hexachlorophene.

    Cosmetic products can include: soaps, manicure products, adhesives for use on the body, moisturizers, tattoo inks, makeup products, tooth whiteners and cleansing wipes. Non-cosmetic products would be things such as: sunscreens, acne treatments, skin whiteners/lighteners, hand sanitizers, collagen/botox injections, insect repellants, oral supplements and contact lenses.

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