Category: Current News

News and happenings in the soap and cosmetic industry, and information that could affect soap and cosmetic handcrafters.

  • FDA Warns Young Living (Again)

    The FDA has cited Young Living again over the intended use of their products. See what you can learn from their mistakes.

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  • Revlon Bankruptcy

    An interesting tidbit from the world of big cosmetic companies. …Cosmetic company Revlon filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy last month.

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  • A Reverse Look at Product Claims

    Wondering why you can’t say more about what your product will DO? Let’s take a look at what the FDA has to deal with. Viagra in honey? Yep.

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  • For Comparison – Turkey

    Ever wondered what the cosmetic regulations are in a country outside the US, Canada and the EU? Let’s take a look at Turkey.

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  • Public Opinion on Cosmetic Safety

    As part of a course I’m doing, I asked about 40 random people, “Do you think cosmetics are safer now than they were 25 years ago?” YIKES was I surprised by the answers!

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  • BBB National Programs – Advertising

    Did you know the Better Business Bureau has National Programs? Of particular note are the Advertising Initiatives, which provide a forum for “promoting truthful, transparent, responsible advertising through self-regulation, monitoring, and enforcement.”

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  • Florida – 2021-Changes to Cosmetic Manufacturers Law

    The laws for cosmetic manufacturers in Florida have been updated and now include a small business exemption!

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  • What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

    I’ve talked in the past about the dangers and pitfalls of making medical claims for soap and cosmetic products. Over and over, handcrafters have asked me: “What’s the worst that could happen?”

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  • Nova Studio Classes – October 14

    I will be at the Nova Studio on Sunday, October 14th giving two classes – one on Soap and Cosmetic Labeling and the other on Good Manufacturing Practices. You can see the details for the Soap and Cosmetic Labeling class here.  We’ll be covering all of the basics of labeling.  The class will be hands-on,…

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