Category: Legislation & Regulation

  • Cosmetic Legislative Update

    Three bills have been introduced this session that affect cosmetics – especially small soap and cosmetic manufacturers.  They are: HR 2359 – Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 HR 4262 – Cosmetics Safety Enhancement Act of 2012 HR 4395 – Cosmetic Safety Amendments Act of 2012 All are trying to address “cosmetic safety” in different ways. […]

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  • Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011

    The Safe Cosmetics Act of 2011 was introduced June 24th. I’ve reviewed the bill and have been following all the discussions. Unfortunately, it seems to have somewhat polarized the handcrafted soap community – surprising since we all want essentially the same things … to be able to run our businesses, make safe soaps and cosmetics […]

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  • Florida Cosmetic Regulations

    Florida Cosmetic Regulations

    Florida cosmetic regulations required cosmetic manufacturers to get a permit and inspection. There is an exemption for small business.

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  • Something to be Said for “Natural”

    There are definitely some advantages to sticking with natural soaps, cosmetics and other products you put on or in your body.  Studies show that women consume POUNDS of lipstick during their lives! Check out this video … but probably not on an empty stomach!

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